Sentencing Act 1991 – Section 38 Period and Commencement of a Community Correction Order
The period of a Community Correction Order must not exceed:
(a) In the case of an order made by the Magistrates’ Court:
(i) in respect of one offence: 2 years;
(ii) in respect of two offences: 4 years; or
(iii) in respect of three or more offences: 5 years.
(b) In the case of an order made by the County Court or Supreme Court in respect of one or more than one offence: 5 years.
(c) A Community Correction Order must commence on a date that is not later than 3 months after the making of the order.
Sentencing Act 1991 – Section 44 Imprisonment and a Community Corrections Order
A court may make a Community Correction Order in addition to imposing a sentence of imprisonment only if the sum of all the terms of imprisonment (after deduction of any period in custody reckoned to be already served) is 1 year or less.
The Community Correction Order commences on the release of the offender from imprisonment.