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Introduction

Applications for bail in all courts are governed by the Bail Act 1985 (SA) which applies to South Australian and Commonwealth offences.

A bail agreement is an undertaking to the Crown to attend all court proceedings (except when excused from attendance by the court) and to comply with all conditions [see Bail Act 1985 (SA) s 6].

The bail agreement and guarantees end upon finalisation of the matter for which bail was granted, [see Bail Act 1985 (SA) s 20] or if revoked by the court as a consequence of breaching a term or condition of the bail agreement [see Bail Act 1985 (SA) ss 6(4), 6(5) and 18(1)].

See also the Law Handbook information on Bail.

Introduction  :  Last Revised: Tue Oct 7th 2014