A man has died while being held at an immigration detention centre in Melbourne’s west.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison released a statement saying the man was found unconscious by staff at the Maribyrnong centre in Melbourne on Thursday evening.
He was discovered about 7pm, but died a short time later.
"The man was not an illegal maritime arrival," the statement said.
"He had been detained in January after overstaying his visa."
A Victoria Police spokeswoman said the 27-year-old man’s death was not being treated as suspicious.
Police will prepare a report for the coroner.
The government expressed its sympathy over the "tragic" death and said more information will be provided as details are confirmed and the man’s relatives are contacted.