A convicted rapist, who evaded capture for six weeks before being arrested in a remote camping spot in the NSW Snowy Mountains, is due to be extradited to Victoria.
A NSW magistrate approved the extradition of Christopher Empey, 46, to Victoria on Thursday, after he was arrested at the Tin Mine Huts in Kosciuszko National Park a day earlier.
Empey is due to reach Victoria on Friday, where he is expected to be charged with breaching his reporting conditions and likely face court.
Empey allegedly shed his tracking bracelet and fled Victoria in November to avoid strict supervision conditions that come with being a registered sex offender and was spotted at Nowra on the NSW south coast in December.
He was convicted of a violent rape in 2002, released on parole in 2015 and was set to be placed on the Victorian sex offender register for 15 years when he disappeared.