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Electronically Monitored bail applications over holiday period

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The Department of Corrections Electronically Monitored Bail Team has provided information on the time frames for filing and processing of EM Bail applications before and after the end of year holiday break.

Last date for applications to be heard in 2017

The last date for filing EM Bail applications to be heard this year will be Wednesday, 6 December 2017 for the adult jurisdiction and Wednesday 13 December 2017 for the youth jurisdiction.

This makes Wednesday, 20 December 2017 the final day for all EM Bail hearings to be heard. The department says the only exception to this will be application hearings which have been adjourned from a previous hearing date. Adjourned hearings can be heard up to Thursday, 21 December 2017.

First date for hearings adjourned into 2018

The first date for hearings of any existing EM Bail applications (filed before 1 December 2017) adjourned from 2017 into the New Year will be from Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

New applications filed in 2018

The first date for hearing new applications filed in 2018 can be scheduled to be heard from Wednesday, 10 January 2018 for the youth jurisdiction and Wednesday, 17 January 2018 for the adult jurisdiction. The department says these applications need to have been filed in court and received by the EM Bail Team by Wednesday, 3 January 2018.

Further information

Queries on these arrangements may be made to the Electronically Monitored Bail Team, on 0800EMBAIL or