Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby will leave Bali in just six months after she serves the remainder of her drug trafficking sentence.

The convicted drug smuggler, who has spent the last 12 years in Bali, will visit parole officers for the last time on May 27 next year, The Daily Telegraph reported.

In the next few months Parole Board officials and Indonesian Immigration will organise meetings to finalise details of her release.

When her sentence expires on May 27 she will be deported from Indonesia and likely banned from returning to the country for a time, the publication reported.


The Parole Board chief Titiek Sudaryatmi will coordinate the process with Immigration and the Australian consulate.

Corby was released from Kerobokan Prison in February 2014 after serving nine years for couriering 4.2 kilograms of cannabis.

After she was found guilty by a judge to smuggling drugs in May 2005, her sister Mercedes moved to Indonesia where she started a family.

She refused to leave the country until her younger sister was free.

But after spending more than a decade by her sister's side, Mercedes returned to the Gold Coast earlier this year with her three children, Wayan, 17, Nyeleigh, 15, and 9-year-old Nyoman after splitting with her Balinese husband Wayan Widyartha.

Her older two children have taken up work at restaurant Laneway Bar and Dining, which Mercedes started with friend and former pro-surfer Trudy Todd.

Mercedes doesn't know if Schapelle would want to take part in the 'family business', saying her sister would probably enjoy being in front of the bar.

'She will come and sit here and drink beer, probably,' she told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

'For now it's just nice to wait and see what happens when it gets closer to her coming home.

- Daily Mail