Unlawful non-citizens are liable for detention. They might be granted a
visa, removed from Australia or transferred to a regional processing
centre in a regional processing country. The Republic of Nauru is currently designated as a Regional
There are different types of detention facilities in Australia. These range from prison-like detention centres, intended for medium to high risk detainees, to self-catering residential housing within the community. There are also transit centres and alternative facilities for people in special circumstances such as medical need. Sometimes hotel rooms are used as detention for low-risk detainees. Basic food, healthcare, leisure and education needs are met, and there is freedom to practise religion. All Australian immigration detention facilities are regularly visited by the Commonwealth Ombudsman's Office, the Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Red Cross, pastoral care providers and representatives of community groups.