How Fit Do You Need To Be?


    Being part of Victoria Police is an active career. But if you have a healthy level of fitness, you’ll find the Victoria Police fitness test is very achievable. If you’re thinking of applying, it's a good idea to start your training so that you're ready, because you could be invited to take the fitness test soon after applying.

    We use Body Mass Index or BMI as an indicator of your fitness level, so please be sure you meet the required BMI standard before you apply. You can test your BMI using the BMI Calculator to see where you’re at. You will be encouraged to maintain your fitness throughout the recruitment process, the Academy training and your career in policing.

    General Policing fitness test components:

    • Beep test (5.01)
    • Grip test (30kg in each hand)
    • Illinois agility run (20 seconds)
    • Push-ups (5 successive push-ups on toes)
    • Prone bridge (hold for 60 seconds)

    Additional fitness test components and requirements for each role:

    • Additional requirements of a 100m swim in 4 mins and an obstacle climb (1.3m)
    • BMI of 27.5
    • As a Police Officer, you may be required to climb over fences, chase/disarm/constrain offenders and rescue unconscious victims
    • Police Officers are subject to bi-annual fitness testing throughout their career
    • Additional requirements of an obstacle climb (1.3m)
    • BMI of 27.5
    • As a PSO, you may be required to jump down onto the tracks and back up onto the platform and chase/disarm/constrain offenders
    • PSOs may be subject to regular fitness testing in the future
    • BMI of 30
    • As a PCO, you may be required to constrain and come to the assistance of persons in custody
    • PCOs may be subject to regular fitness testing in the future
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