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Who is an eligible offender?

A supervision or detention order can only be made against an adult who:

  • has been given a custodial sentence in the Supreme Court of the County Court at any time for a serious sex or serious violence offence and they are currently serving a custodial sentence (whether or not sentence is being served cumulatively or concurrently with other offences), or
  • is remanded in custody or serving a custodial sentence for any offence and at the time they were remanded, or began their custodial sentence they were subject to:
    • supervision order
    • detention order
    • interim detention order
    • emergency detention order, or
    • an application for a detention, supervision or emergency detention order, or
  • is subject to a supervision, detention, interim detention or an emergency detention order, even if they are not currently remanded in custody or serving a sentence.

So this Act may apply to people who have committed a serious violent offence before the new Act commenced.

See s. 8—Serious Offenders Act 2018 (Vic)(opens in a new window).

More information


Serious Offenders Act 2018 (Vic)

  • s. 8—eligible offender

See Serious Offenders Act 2018 (Vic)(opens in a new window).