Recommencement of visits to immigration detention facilities

COVID-safe in-person visits will resume at all immigration detention facilities from Monday 7 December 2020, after being suspended in March to ensure the safety of staff and detainees during COVID-19.

Applications for the following types of visitors will be available from Monday 30 November 2020:

  • Personal visitors (family and friends)
  • Professional visitors (lawyers, migration agents, medical professionals)
  • Official visitors (Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Australian Human Rights Commission etc.)
  • Consular visitors
  • Visitors who provide spiritual care

For further information on COVID safe visits to immigration detention facilities, see detention visitor program.