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Police officer salary and benefits

The salary and benefits for police officers, as well as allowances, leave and flexible working arrangements.

A career as a police 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.


As a recruit, you will earn $54,219 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 $74,487. This will continue as you train for a further 19 weeks, both at the Academy and on the job at a police station.

Allowances and leave

Additional shift penalties and overtime payments will apply.

Your salary progression is based on a yearly performance development assessment. This is dictated as per the Victoria Police Force Enterprise Agreement.

As a sworn member of Victoria Police, you will be entitled to nine weeks leave per year.

Police officers are also entitled to 15 days of sick leave per year.

There are also 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 employees with reasonable flexibility in working arrangements.

This is dependent on operational and service delivery priorities and personal circumstances.

The Fair Work Act 2009 indicates that an employee, other than a casual, must complete 12 months continuous service with the employer immediately before making a request for flexible working arrangements (e.g. part-time hours).

Reviewed 18 July 2022

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