Salary and Benefits

    $48,997 from day one at the Academy and then $67,312 after week 12, plus shift penalties and overtime, as required. With 9 weeks' annual leave and a range of other entitlements, there are many benefits associated with a career in policing.

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    As a recruit you will earn $48,997 per annum, during the first 12 weeks of training at the Academy.

    After you are sworn in at the end of week 12 as a Probationary Constable, you will earn $67,312 as you continue training for a further 19 weeks, both at the Academy and on-the-job at a police station. Additional shift penalties and overtime payments will apply.

    After that, your salary progression is based on a yearly performance development assessment as per the Victoria Police Force Enterprise Agreement 2015.

    As a sworn member of Victoria Police, you will be entitled to 7 weeks' recreation leave per year. You will accrue an additional 10 days leave a year because you will work a 40 hour week but be paid for 38 hours.

    Along with recreation leave, Police Officers are entitled to 15 days of sick leave per year and a range of other leave entitlements, including maternity and paternity leave, study leave and long service leave of three months on full-pay, or six months on half-pay after 10 years of service. It is possible to access your accrued long service leave on a pro-rata basis after seven years of service.


    Police Officers are eligible to submit a request for flexible working arrangements i.e. part-time, after 2 years and 13 weeks from starting their Academy training, when officers are confirmed in their role as Police Constable and receive their Diploma of Policing. Flexible work arrangement requests are always subject to the operational requirements where the requesting officer is based.

    Victoria Police – join the club!

    It's more than a job; it’s a career with networks.
    Working for Victoria Police provides access to an endless array of social and sporting clubs. Whether you are wanting to increase your fitness/skill levels in a specific sport or try something completely new, the choice is yours.

    From beginners through to seasoned athletes, everyone is welcome, so get involved. Victoria Police sporting and recreational club memberships are available for all employees, with many clubs offering associate memberships where family and friends can also participate. Some of the sports represented include: alpine sports; angling; basketball; cricket; cycling; football; golf; hockey; motor sports; netball; rugby; shooting; soccer; outdoor pursuits; touch football; and many more.

    There are a number of police and emergency services competitions, which are fantastic opportunities to compete, travel interstate and overseas, develop friendships and maintain fitness. Victoria Police encourages all members of varying fitness levels to participate, challenge themselves and build their professional and social networks.

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