Salary and Benefits


As a recruit you will earn $45,159 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 $62,039 and will continue training for a further 21-weeks, both at the Academy and on-the-job at a police station. Additional shift penalties and overtime payments will apply.

After that, your salary progression is based on a yearly performance development assessment as per the Victoria Police Force Enterprise Agreement (2011).

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 police 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.