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Welcome to the New Zealand Parole Board.

The Board works to protect the public, by considering if long-term offenders pose an undue risk, or can be given a managed release into the community subject to conditions.

People on parole are subject to monitoring, backed by recall to prison, if their conditions aren't met.

The Board also considers applications for compassionate release, and sets conditions for offenders nearing the end of their sentence, so their community reintegration can be effectively managed.

When making decisions about or in any way relating to the release of an offender, community safety is the Board's paramount consideration.


Year in review: a total of 7,739 hearings were held for 4,711 offenders in the last reporting year. Read more in the New Zealand Parole Board's latest Annual Report | PDF (1.2MB)

Decisions of Public Interest

Contact Us

To find out information about the Board, or communicate with the administrators, please contact:

New Zealand Parole Board
PO Box 939
Tel: 0800 PAROLE - 0800 727 653
Tel: 04-495-8400