Prison Officer (Cog2A)

Job posted: 21/03/2023
Applications close: 31/12/2025 (Midnight)
582 days remaining

582 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Various

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Department of Justice and Community Safety

Salary: $59,825 - $76,826

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Reference: DOJ/PORR23

Reference: DOJ/PORR23

Occupation: Prison and Corrective Services

Salary Range: $59,825 - $76,826

Work location: Various

  • Multiple full-time and casual positions available in metro and regional Victoria right now.
  • Bring your life experience and get paid to train on the job.
  • Challenge yourself and help make the community a safer place for everyone.

  • Earn up to $85,967 with a base salary plus penalty rates and overtime
  • Full time and casual positions available
  • Fully paid on the job training
  • Start your secure career in the public sector

As a prison officer, you are part of a team making Victoria safer for everyone. By modelling positive action, you help prisoners become constructive members of the community again.

Prison officers are essential to the operation to the prison. Your work will be dynamic, and every day will be different. You will:

  • Be a positive influence on prisoners
  • Support prisoner rehabilitation through case management
  • Protect the safety and security of staff and prisoners

About you

If you're a good communicator and enjoy achieving positive outcomes, then you have the qualities needed to become a prison officer.

Whatever work background you're from – retail, hospitality, construction, healthcare or manufacturing (to name a few) - your life experience has already set you up to succeed in this role.


  • You need to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
  • You must hold an Australian driver's licence (minimum P2).

What's in it for you

  • Earn up to $85,967 with a base salary of $59,825 plus penalty rates and overtime
  • Up to $10,000 relocation assistance for a move to regional Victoria
  • Annual salary increases, 5 weeks annual leave, 3 weeks personal leave and provisions for study leave
  • 41 days comprehensive paid training (full time)
  • Complete a Certificate III in Correctional Practice (Adult Custodial)

New $5,000 sign-on bonus!

New prison officers are now eligible for a bonus of up to $5,000. Six months after commencing, you will receive a payment of $2,500. Then, after one year's full-time employment, you will receive an additional payment of $2,500. Conditions apply, see website for details.

Tree Change package

Considering a tree change and keen on a move to the Grampians region? We're offering an $8,000 sign-on bonus and $10,000 relocation assistance to candidates moving to work at Hopkins Correctional Centre. You must currently live more than 100km from Hopkins and be willing to move within 100km of your new workplace. Find more information, conditions and eligibility requirements at our Tree Change package webpage.

Information session

Join a free online information session to learn about the role from our panel of experts. Learn about daily life and have your questions answered by real-life prison officers. Book your spot now.

Click the Apply now button to learn more about the role and apply via our Prisons Careers website.

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