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The 23-year-old will land in Melbourne on Sunday morning, before making his way back to the Sunshine Coast.
The Queensland man was detained on Simeulue Island, a surf resort, almost six weeks ago after police accused him of going on a drunk, naked and violent rampage in the country’s ultra-conservative province of Aceh.
That allowed him to avoid going to court and facing a possible charge of assault that could have landed him up to five years in prison.
The total payment was 300 million rupiah ($25,000). The fisherman underwent surgery in Banda Aceh, the provincial capital, for broken bones and an infection in his legs.
“Risby-Jones is the first foreigner to successfully resolve a case through restorative justice in Aceh province,” Marbawi said.
“He deeply regretted what happened and vowed to return to Indonesia for surfing.”
After his release, Risby-Jones stayed at an immigration detention centre before departing for Melbourne on Saturday evening, Marbawi said.
Footage of his release on Tuesday showed Risby-Jones being escorted by officers to a bus after hugging and saying goodbye to several prison wardens.
“It’s been a long time coming and I’m feeling amazing and super happy and grateful,” he said.
“Everyone has been very nice and accommodated me well. Thank you.”
Violent acts by foreigners are rare in Aceh, the only province in Muslim-majority Indonesia that practices Shariah, a concession made by the central government in 2001 as part of efforts to end a decades-long war for independence.
The sale and consumption of alcohol is forbidden in Aceh, and those found drunk have been caned in public.