List of Australian immigration detention facilities
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This is a list of current and former
Australian immigration detention facilities Australian immigration detention facilities comprise a number of different facilities throughout Australia (including one on the Australian territory of Christmas Island). They are currently used to detainee, detain people who are under Austral ...
.
Immigration detention Immigration detention is the policy of holding individuals suspected of visa violations, illegal entry or unauthorised arrival, unauthorized arrival, as well as those subject to deportation and removal until a decision is made by immigration autho ...
facilities are used to house people in
immigration detention Immigration detention is the policy of holding individuals suspected of visa violations, illegal entry or unauthorised arrival, unauthorized arrival, as well as those subject to deportation and removal until a decision is made by immigration autho ...
, and people detained under the
Pacific Solution The Pacific Solution is the name given to the Government of Australia policy of transporting asylum seekers to detention centres on island nations in the Pacific Ocean, rather than allowing them to land on the Australian mainland. Initially im ...
, and
Operation Sovereign Borders Operation Sovereign Borders (OSB) is a border protection operation led by the Australian Defence Force, aimed at stopping maritime arrivals of asylum seekers to Australia. The operation is the outcome of a 2013 Australian federal election, 2013 f ...
. Most facilities were operated by
Australasian Correctional Management Australasian Correctional Management (ACM) was a private Australia, Australian company that existed from 1991 to 2003 and was owned by American company Wackenhut. History From 1998 until 2003 ACM was responsible for running at least six immigrat ...
(a subsidiary of
G4S G4S (also known as Group 4 Securicor) is a British multinational Multinational may refer to: * Multinational corporation, a corporate organization operating in multiple countries * Multinational force, a military body from multiple countries * ...

G4S
) under contract from the Department of Immigration until 2003, when ACM exited the market. Between 2003 and 2009, G4S was appointed as the contractor to manage a large number of facilities. Its contract was not renewed and in 2009
Serco Australia
Serco Australia
was awarded a five-year contract. The offshore processing centres on
Nauru Nauru ( or ; na, Naoero), officially the Republic of Nauru ( na, Repubrikin Naoero) and formerly known as Pleasant Island, is an island country An island country or an island nation is a country A country is a distinct territory, t ...
and Manus were operated by
Broadspectrum Broadspectrum, formerly known as Transfield Services, is an Australian and New Zealand company that provides infrastructure maintenance services. Formerly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and later owned by Ferrovial, it is now a su ...
(formerly known as Transfield Services), with security sub-contracted to
Wilson Security Wilson Security is an Australian private security company A private security company is a business corporation, which provides armed and unarmed security services and expertise to private and public clients. Private security companies are de ...
, and later by Canstruct International. The new centres in Lorengau have security by Paladin Group.


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Department of Immigration and Border Protection: About immigration detention
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