Bank accounts and deposits
Corrective Services( ) has made it easier to deposit money into inmate accounts by using or by making a deposit at a post office.
Cash,and money order deposits are not accepted at any correctional .
Inmates rely on money from families and friends to purchase items such as toiletries, magazines, newspapers and to make telephone calls that keep them in contact with their families and friends while in custody.
- Families and friends can deposit money electronically by using ( and phone banking) or by making a deposit using cash or a debit card at any post office.
- deposits are free.
- Australia Post charges a fee for every deposit made at a post office. Check with Australia Post about the fee.
- The maximum amount that you can deposit per transaction is $100.
- Inmates can receive up to $600 per month
- The General Manager of a correctional may approve a deposit greater than $100 to cover an inmate's external medical and/or educational costs.
- The money deposit can be expected in the inmate's account after two working days.
- Inmates can check the balance of their accounts each month.
- If an inmate receives more than the maximum $600 in a month, the money will be given to the inmate when they are released from custody. Alternatively, it can be returned electronically to the person who made the deposit. will require the bank account details of the person who made the deposit.
Families and friends who wish to deposit money need
- a visitor index number ( ), which visitors receives when they visit a correctional inmate for the first time
- a Depositor Reference Report, which contains a Customer Reference Number ( ) for and Australia Post, as well as the biller code for ; this will only be provided to those over the age of 18
- a different for each inmate account unto which they wish to deposit money.
TheDepositor Reference Report can be
- obtained by families and friends at the correctional when visiting an inmate
- sent electronically by staff to an email address
- posted by staff to a residential address.
Contact the correctional . that houses the inmate
23 Feb 2021