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.