Salary and Benefits

    A career as a PSO 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.

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    From the first day of your training course at the Victoria Police Academy, you will begin on your base salary of $58,788.

    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 7 weeks recreation leave per year with an additional 10 days accrued time off per year. The additional 10 days is granted because you will work a 40 hour week but be paid for 38 hours.

    Along with recreation leave, Protective Services Officers are entitled to sick leave of 15 days 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.

    Protective Services Officers are able to apply for flexible working hours. Applications for flexible working hours are assessed on an individual basis and depend on operational requirements (ref EB s14.1 and 14.2).

    Victoria Police – join the club!
    It's more than a job; it’s a career with networks.
    Working for Victoria Police provides instant 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 and take advantage of a career with networks!

    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 include: alpine sports; angling; basketball; cricket; cycling; football; golf; hockey; motor sports; netball; rugby; shooting, soccer; outdoor pursuits; touch football; and many more.                

    For example, Victoria Police Cycling Club was formed almost 20 years ago and now has about 120 members. Participants enjoy regular bunch rides, as well as multi-day tours and extended long weekend rides.

    Victoria Police Amateur Sports & Welfare Society (VPAS&WS) is the umbrella organisation representing the interests of over 40 police sporting and recreational clubs across Victoria, with an objective to bring together like-minded individuals. The clubs represented have a have in excess of 3,000 members. There have been some outstanding individual performances at the highest levels of sport over the years, including representation at Olympic Games and World Championships.
    Visit to see the full directory of clubs, groups and networks

    Police & Emergency Services Competitions
    The series of police and emergency services competitions 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 yourself and build your professional and social networks.
    Participation is open to all sworn police roles as well as public service positions.

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    Another great reason to join Victoria Police!
    For more information, access the Victoria Police staff intranet or ask a colleague on joining.

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