The Immigration Detention Monitoring Program monitors the conditions of immigration detention and how people are treated in immigration detention in Australia.
Our program aims to prevent and reduce harm and suffering and empower people in detention. You can read more about our program here.
We work on the basis that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect and have their health and wellbeing protected. We offer our services to all people in detention, regardless of where they came from, how they arrived in Australia, or why they are in detention.
Teams of Red Cross Humanitarian Observers try to visit all immigration detention facilities in Australia regularly. Our teams look at facilities, speak with people in detention, and meet with detention service providers. We will then confidentially discuss any concerns we might have with the Australian Government and service providers to try to prevent and reduce harm.
How we can help you
If you are concerned about the conditions of your detention or the way that you are being treated in detention, you can confidentially speak to one of our Humanitarian Observers during one of our visits. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email.
People in detention, community members and staff of other organisations can contact us directly.