Parole Authority

Parole conditions

What are the standard conditions of parole?

1. The offender must, while on release on parole, be of good behaviour.

2. The offender must not, while on release on parole, commit any offence.

3. The offender must, while on release on parole, adapt to normal lawful community life.

4. The offender must, until the order ceases to have effect or for a period of 3 years from the date of release (whichever is the lesser), submit to the supervision and guidance of the Probation and Parole Officer and/or Compliance and Monitoring Officer (hereafter referred to as 'the Officer') assigned to the supervision of the offender for the time being and obey all reasonable directions of that Officer.

5. The offender is to report to the Officer or to another person nominated by that Officer at such times and places as that Officer or nominee may from time to time direct.

6. The offender is to be available for interview at such times and places as the Officer (or the Officer's nominee) may from time to time direct.

7a. The offender is to reside at an address approved by the Officer.

7b. The offender is to permit the Officer to visit the offender at the offender's residential address at any time and, for that purpose, to enter the premises at that address.

8. The offender is not to leave New South Wales without the permission of the Officer's Manager.

9. The offender is not to leave Australia without the permission of the Parole Authority.

10. The offender, if unemployed, is to enter employment arranged or agreed on by the Officer or make himself or herself available for employment, training or participation in a personal development program as instructed by the Officer.

11. The offender is to notify the Officer of any intention to change his or her employment if practicable before the change occurs or otherwise, at his or her next interview with the Officer.

12. The offender is not to associate with any person or persons specified by the Officer.

13. The offender is not to frequent or visit any place or district designated by the Officer.

14. The offender is not to use prohibited drugs, obtain drugs unlawfully or abuse drugs lawfully obtained.

What are the additional conditions that the Parole Authority can include in a parole order?

  • The offender must submit to electronic monitoring and comply with all instructions given by the Officer or an Officer of the Extended Supervision Team/Electronic Monitoring Unit in relation to the operation of monitoring systems.
  • The offender must;
    • totally abstain from alcohol; and/or
    • not use or be in possession of a prohibited drug or substance, except those that have been prescribed for the offender;

and must at the direction of the Officer undertake testing for alcohol and/or drugs where facilities are available. The offender must also undertake and maintain AOD programs or counselling if directed to do so. If such a direction is given, the offender must authorise in writing that his/her treating health services provider make available to the Officer, a report on his or her medical and/or other conditions at all reasonable times.

  • The offender must refrain entirely from gambling and must, if so directed by the Officer, seek assistance/counselling in controlling his or her gambling.
  • The offender must enter the [name of centre] Residential Rehabilitation Centre, must satisfactorily complete the program offered at that centre, and must not discharge himself or herself without the approval of the Officer.
  • The offender must if so directed by the Officer, undergo;
    • psychological assessment and counselling; and/or
    • psychiatric assessment and counselling;

Further, the offender must authorise in writing that his/her treating health services provider make available to the Officer, a report on his or her medical and/or other conditions at all reasonable times

  • The offender must comply with all directions of the mental health team, including treatment and medication (and if applicable, the conditions of a Community Treatment Order).
  • The offender must not engage in any activity, paid or unpaid, involving the control of money or assets of other people or organisations.
  • The offender must not possess or use any ammunition or firearms.
  • The offender must comply with all conditions of a Drug Court order.  
  • The offender must must not contact, communicate with, watch, stalk, harass or intimidate the [victims / victims' family].
  • The offender must not contact or communicate with [specified person] without the express prior approval of the Officer.
  • The offender must not be in the company of a person under the age of 16 years unless accompanied by a responsible adult, as determined by the Officer and must not engage in written or electronic communication (including through social media) with any person under the age of 16, other than with those approved by the Officer.
  • The offender must comply with all conditions and requirements of the Child Protection Register.
  • The offender must not contact, communicate or associate with [co-offender/s], without the express prior approval of the Officer.
  • The offender must not contact or communicate with;
    • Outlaw Motorcycle Gang members or associates; and/or
    • Organised Criminal Network members or associates;

without the express prior approval of the Officer and must not visit or frequent any OMCG and/or OCN club houses or premises frequented by members and associates of OMCGs and/or OCNs.

  • The offender must not frequent or visit [specified place, suburb or LGA].
  • The offender must submit to the supervision of Community Corrections in New South Wales pending registration of the parole order in [relevant State or Territory jurisdiction]. Upon formal arrangements being made to transfer the parole, in accordance with the provisions of the Parole Orders (Transfer) Act 1983, the offender must reside in [relevant State or Territory jurisdiction].
  • The offender must submit to the supervision of Community Corrections in New South Wales, until such time as the offender has been removed/deported. If the offender is released from Immigration detention or returns to Australia before the expiry of his/her parole order, the offender must report to Community Corrections in New South Wales within seven days. .