Her steadfast proclamations of innocence and well-documented fight with mental illness in prison generated much sympathy in Australia, where she was often depicted as the victim of a conspiracy.
"In the spirit of humility and in the spirit of dignity, we ask all parties to show respect for the family's privacy during this time".
However, her vehicle is expected to be escorted through Bali by police, while at the airport it is likely she will be taken through a separate passage to normal passengers.
There was speculation she may be headed for her mother Rosleigh Rose's Loganlea house, but Channel reported her security convoy was heading towards the Gold Coast, possibly to a hotel.
She must remain in Indonesia until 2017 and can be returned to prison to complete her sentence during that time. Within hours that figure had swollen to 30,000-and-growing.
Schapelle wrote: "Going to miss these two".
More than a decade later and free from parole conditions not to speak to media, Corby took to Instagram on Saturday and began posting images of the beginnings of this wish. She was convicted the following year, never admitting guilt and claiming to have been set up.
Around 100 police officers were deployed, from Denpasar and Kuta police, to ensure Corby's departure went smoothly.
"Where's William Tyrell?" was written on the bag, referring to the Australian boy who disappeared from Kendall in NSW aged 3.
"However, William's family and the campaign have absolutely no association with Schapelle, her supporters or her family".
Hours before her deportation, police executed a dry run with three armoured vehicles and guards lining the streets in preparation.
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Prosecutor, Ida Bagus Wiswantan, gave Corby a second chance despite her refusal to admit she was guilty, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Corby, with her face covered by a veil and carrying a tissue to wipe away her tears, leaves Bali's Kerobokan jail in February 2014 after being granted parole.
ABC News reported that Schapelle Corby's home will receive extra police protection ahead of her long-awaited return home.
Queensland Police said they had not provided an escort for the convoys.
Corby made a late switch to travel with Malindo Air, not Virgin Australia as originally expected.
"All that's left is to sign some letters", Pasaribu said, after which she will be handed over to immigration officials at Bali's Ngurah Rai airport.
When one lensman raised a camera to peer over the fence his curiosity was rewarded with a bucket over water tipped over his head.
He said authorities had been told what flight Corby planned to catch, a Virgin flight direct to Brisbane on Saturday evening at 10.10pm, but had yet to see the ticket.
People outside the parole gates were asking what's happening, with local media and police yelling back "Corby, Corby" to which locals knowingly nodded.
Pictures obtained by Fairfax Media show a radiant looking Corby about to embark on the rest of her life.
There will be plenty of beaches in Australia, but Ms Bonella believes the thing she will value most is "going home to be with her family and free of restrictions and the threat of being put back in jail".