I have a medical condition I wish to discuss prior to submitting an application. How do I get this assessed?

If you wish to check whether your particular medical condition will affect an application for Victoria Police, please DOWNLOAD THE MEDICAL GUIDELINES FAQ HERE

If you unable to find the answer in the guidelines and want to determine whether a condition may affect your capability to perform the role of a police member, you will need to fill in the PRELIMINARY ENQUIRY OF MEDICAL CONDITIONS FORM HERE

To fill this form you will need to provide the following details:
  • Explanation of the medical condition with as much detail as possible (i.e. attachment of medical reports)
  • What medication is being taken, if any
  • Date of birth
  • Postal address
  • Phone number/s
This form will then be assessed by the Police Medical Officer who will be able to advise you of your suitability for Victoria Police.

Please email the completed form to the Victoria Police Medical Advisory Unit at:

I have some prior offence history I wish to discuss before submitting an application. How do I get this assessed?

If you have a criminal, driving or domestic violence history, or have been declared bankrupt or have outstanding warrants, you should have your prior offence history assessed by Recruiting Services prior to sitting your entrance exam.

If you are still unsure and wish to have your prior history assessed, please complete the Voluntary Disclosure Form and post to Recruiting Services Branch, Victoria Police Centre, 637 Flinders Street, Docklands, VIC 3008. You cannot fax or email this form and any faxed forms will be destroyed on arrival.

Please provide as much detail as possible in order for Recruitment to conduct a thorough assessment of your prior history, you will be notified within a couple of weeks of the result. A full traffic history extract can be obtained from VicRoads by phoning 13 11 71.


Can I go straight to a specialised position?

No, you will need to gain considerable experience in general duties. This is usually a two to four-year period. Entry into specialised positions is very competitive and you will need to compete for a position.

How long is the application process?

The application process for Police Officers is very complex and given the application rates, may take up to 18 months. This period can extend if further checking or testing is required.  To ensure that your application runs smoothly, please ensure that you respond to all calls and/or emails from Recruiting Services and return all paperwork at your earliest convenience.

Can I apply for a Police and Protective Services Officer (PSO) position at the same time?

No, you can only apply for one position at a time. If you wish to withdraw either your police or PSO application, please advise Recruiting Services before commencing a new application.

What is the difference between the Police and PSO application process?

The application process for Police is similar to the PSO application process, but there are some small variants, these include:

The entrance examination result required for Police applicants is slightly higher than the level required for a PSO. 

At the fitness test stage, Police applicants will be required to complete a swim test whereas PSO applicants will not.

What is a certified copy of a document?

A certified document is a copy of a primary document, that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document.  Authorised persons include but are not limited to currently serving Police Officers, registered Pharmacists, registered medical practitioners and Justice of the Peace.

Where will I be required to work as a Police Officer?

Upon appointment to Victoria Police you will be required to perform a range of shifts including afternoon, night shifts and weekends to meet policing and community needs.

You may also be required to perform duty at any location within Victoria as determined by Victoria Police.

I wear glasses.  Can I apply?        

Yes, but your eyesight must meet certain minimum standards.

Unaided visual acuity must be at least 6/36 (without error) in the worse eye and at least 6/18 (without error) in the better eye - if due to refractive error.  Corrected distance vision of at least 6/9 in either eye and 6/6 when both eyes are used together.