Become a prison officer at Hopkins Correctional Centre or HM Prison Langi Kal Kal

Prison officers support prisoners with their rehabilitation so that prisoners can be more constructive members of the community when they are released. At the same time, prison officers keep prison facilities, prisoners and staff, safe and secure.

The skills prison officers have
To thrive in this job, you will need to be an effective communicator with a good level of empathy and resilience. Integrity and honesty are vital qualities, along with professionalism, situational awareness and the ability to follow procedures. You will also need to have emotional intelligence so you can be a consistent role model who makes considered decisions under pressure.

Information sessions
Anyone is welcome to attend a free information session. Learn more about the prison officer role, ask questions about the recruitment process and start planning your future career. No bookings needed.

Stawell - Monday 11 July 2022, 6pm to 7pm, Foyer Area, Stawell Entertainment Centre.

Hamilton - Tuesday 12 July 2022, 7pm to 8pm, Grandstand Room, Hamilton Football Club, Melville Oval, Hamilton.

Horsham - Wednesday 13 July 2022, 6pm to 7pm, Education Room, Horsham Town Hall.


  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold Australian permanent residency.
  • Hold a current Victorian driver’s license (minimum P2 category) and be willing to obtain a first-aid certificate.
  • Undergo pre-employment checks that may include national police checks and traffic offences.
  • A level of health and fitness is required. Learn more by taking a close look at this fact sheet (External link) and by completing a self-assessment (External link)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to applyThe Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email (External link).

We are committed to building a workforce that promotes diversity and inclusion. We recognise the value a diverse workforce has on building and maintaining a safe and secure work environment for all. We strongly encourage expressions of interest across all cultural backgrounds, genders and abilities.

Once you start the application, it needs to be completed in one sitting. Allow 30 - 60 minutes to complete the application form. 

Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 24 July 2022

Apply (External link)




Hopkins Correctional Centre (Hopkins) is a medium-security men’s prison near Ararat, in the Grampians region. Hopkins accommodates up to 760 prisoners in single, double and triple-bed cells, as well as cottage accommodation and a unit for aged and medically infirm prisoners. Industries that operate at the prison include screen printing, metal fabrication, woodwork, number plate manufacture, laundry and general maintenance.




Langi Kal Kal Prison (Langi Kal Kal) is a minimum-security men’s prison located in Trawalla in the Grampians region. Langi Kal Kal accommodates up to 428 prisoners in single rooms and shared cottage-style units. Industries that operate at the prison include agriculture, horticulture, woodwork, cleaning services, kitchen and general maintenance. An angus cattle stud is also operated on-site.