State Parole Authority

NSW State Parole Authority​​

The State Parole Authority (SPA) makes decisions about the conditional and supervised release of inmates from custody, with community safety always the paramount consideration.  

The SPA makes parole decisions only for offenders serving sentences of more than three years, with a set non-parole period.

The SPA can revoke any parole order made in New South Wales, including court imposed parole orders (statutory orders) for offenders sentenced to prison for less than three years. 

The SPA can also revoke and reinstate community-based Intensive Corrections Orders (ICOs).

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspxhttps://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx


​​

Latest News

  • DL granted supervised parole for best protection of the community - read it here 
  • DETERMINATION: ROBERT HUGHES - read it here
  • Media Release: Robert Hughes Granted Parole - read it here

  • Media Release: Robert Hughes Parole Decision Reserved - read it here 
  • Media Release: Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) 2022 study finds offenders released on parole are less likely to reoffend than those released with no supervision - read here
  • Summary BOCSAR report: Effect of Parole Supervision on Recividism (10 February 2022) - read it here
  • Full BOCSAR report: Effect of Parole Supervision on Recidivism (10 February 2022) - read it here
  • Media Release: Parole Decision for Robert Hughes stood over (10 February 2022) - read it here
  • Media Release: Mohammed Skaf Parole Decision  (17 September 2021) - read it here
  • Determination: Mohammed Skaf (17 September 2021) - read it here
  • Media Release: No Parole Decision yet for Mohammed Skaf: SPA reserves determination (27 August 2021) - read it here
  • Determination: Paul Douglas Peters (13 August 2021) - read it here
  • Determination: Bilal Alameddine (9 August 2021) - read about it here

State Parole Authority Operations

  • The State Parole Authority resumed closed meetings on 4 January and court hearings on 11 Janauary 2022.
  • Entry to the South West Sydney Trial Courts (6 George Street, Parramatta) is a matter for NSW Sheriffs.  
  • If you have immediate concerns for your safety or the safety of others at any time, you should contact NSW Police

COVID-19 Latest Information

  • For the latest news on COVID-19 please visit Health NSW


​​