State Parole Authority

​Anniversary Consideration

If an offender has been refused parole on their parole eligibility date, has more than 12 months remaining on their sentence and does not make an application for manifest injustice, the legislation prescribes the offender can apply to be considered for release to parole on their annual review date/anniversary date. 

The anniversary date is the anniversary of their parole eligibility date, some 12, 24, 36 etc. months after their earliest possible release date. 

When considering an offender for release on their anniversary date, parole consideration or refusal of parole is completed in the same manner.

If the Authority determines release to parole is appropriate, the offender is released on their anniversary date, or whatever date deemed suitable by the Authority.