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We'd love you to join the team at Victoria Police.

But before you apply, here is what you need to ask yourself to make sure you are ready and capable to be a police officer.

Quick eligibility and suitability check for police officers

  1. Are you 18 or over years of age?
  2. If you are under 21, have you completed:
    • your Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
    • or a Senior Level Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
    • or equivalent
  3. Are you an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident? Note: New Zealand citizens must have a Special Category Visa and live in in Australia to submit an application.
  4. Have police ever spoken to you, cautioned you, or have you been charged with an offenceExternal Link ?
  5. Are you able to undertake shift work (morning, afternoon and night shift), 10 days per fortnight? This includes working on weekends and public holidays.
  6. Are you willing to carry and use a range of tactical policing options to perform policing duties?
  7. Are you fit enough to fulfil the physical fitness requirements?
  8. Do you meet the minimum medical requirements?
  9. Are you open to working in all weather conditions?
  10. Are you willing to work across different Victorian locations, as per operational needs?
  11. Can you put aside your religious and political beliefs to uphold the laws of Victoria?
  12. Will you comply with mandated Victoria Police employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements, including boosters? Note: Current COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) DirectionsExternal Link state that you are to be fully vaccinated (this includes the booster vaccination) and that offer of employment will be subject to proof of vaccination.
  13. Do you have a solid understanding of the recruitment process assessments?
  14. Are you ready to be considered for a role as a police officer?

Entry requirements

If you answer yes to above, learn more about what we need from our applicants on the Entry requirements for police officers page.

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Reviewed 20 February 2023


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