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Salary and benefits of Protective Services Officers

Learn about the salary and benefits available to Protective Services Officers, including allowances, leave and flexible working arrangements.

A career as a Protective Services Officer offers excellent work benefits, including a great salary and superannuation package. You will be paid to train and learn as a recruit from day one in the Victoria Police Academy.


From the first day of your training course at the Victoria Police Academy, you will begin on your base salary of $67,334.

Allowances and leave

Upon graduation from the Victoria Police Academy, due to the hours you will be working, you will be entitled to shift allowances on top of your salary.

As a sworn member of Victoria Police you will be entitled to 9 weeks leave.

In addition, Protective Services Officers are entitled to 15 days of sick leave per year and a range of other leave entitlements, including:

  • parental leave
  • study leave
  • 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.

Flexible working arrangements

Victoria Police provides its employees with reasonable flexibility in working arrangements where operational and service delivery priorities allow, accommodating their personal circumstances, ie. part-time.



Reviewed 30 June 2021

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