• ​Age​​
    • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • ​Integrity Vetting (Relevant Information)
    • You must have a very high standard of past behaviour and conduct, including your traffic and/or criminal history. 
  • Education/Employment Experience
    • You must have successfully completed Year 12 (or equivalent Senior Year​), OR have three years of full-time paid employment (or the part-time equivalent) since leaving high school.
  • Driver Licence (More Information)
    • ​You must hold either an Open driver licence OR hold a current Provisional driver licence with a minimum 12 months of driving experience as the licence holder (excluding experience as a holder of a learner's permit or learner's licence). The licence may be to drive an automatic or manual vehicle.
  • Residency
    • ​​You must either be an Australian citizen or hold permanent residency status, or be a New Zealand citizen holding a special category visa (SCV*) under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth​​).
      *Most New Zealand citizens who enter Australia on a New Zealand passport do so under the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement.
      New Zealand citizens who enter Australia under this arrangement do not have to apply for a visa before travelling.
      They are granted a Special Category visa (subclass 444) (SCV) on arrival in Australia, subject to meeting certain health and character requirements.​
      ​More information regarding citizenship/permanent residency visas can be found at Department of Immigration & Border Protection.​
  • Fitness (Applied Policing Skills Assessment Day)
    • ​​You must be ready to demonstrate a reasonable degree of aerobic fitness to perform duties as an operational police officer involving periods of intense and strenuous physical exertion.

  • Health (Medical)
    • ​You must be physically and mentally fit to undertake the duties of a Constable. You will be required to complete a medical examination by a QPS approved medical practitioner during the recruiting process.

If you believe you meet the Pre-application Requirements please familiarise yourself with the UPCOMING APPLICANT TIMELINE​​​​​. Some application questions will require knowledge of this timeline.​​


Your Next Step

If you meet ALL Pre-application Requirements, understand the QPS Recruiting process and will be available to undertake ALL assessments as outlined in the timeline:

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