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Immigration detention in Australia

We treat all people in detention with respect, dignity and fairness. While in an immigration detention facility, we provide appropriate food, medical, recreational and other support services, including mental health services.

Visitors are welcome at immigration detention facilities. We recognise that visits from relatives, friends, community contacts and relevant professionals are important for the wellbeing of detainees.

We and our service providers are committed to providing all visitors to immigration detention facilities with a safe environment. To make the visiting process as simple, efficient and stress free as possible we:

Visitors are generally permitted to visit 1 detainee per visit. We can consider exceptions in limited circumstances, for example where a visitor seeks to visit a family group.

Detainees must first consent to a visit (unless required by law to accept a visitor).

If a visitor wishes to enter an immigration detention facility, they are required to undergo security screening. If you do not wish to undergo screening you cannot enter an immigration detention facility.

A person must apply to visit a detainee. Approval of a visitor application is subject to operational considerations.