Become a Prison Officer at Metropolitan Remand Centre

Are you ready for a career change that will help make the community safer?

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The Department of Justice and Community Safety is recruiting full-time prison officers to work at Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC). MRC is a maximum-security men’s prison based at Ravenhall in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne. Most prisoners here have been placed on remand, which means they’ve been accused of a crime and have not been granted bail, and they’re now waiting for their case to be heard in court.

To gain a better understanding of the role of a prison officer, register for a free online information session. You will hear about the experiences of current prison officers and be able to ask any questions you have about the job. 

Information session

Register for the online information session and find out more about the job.

Thursday 5 May at 6pm AEDT  Register (External link)

The skills prison officers have

To thrive in this role, 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.


  • 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, misconduct screening and traffic offences.
  • A level of health and fitness is required - learn more (External link)

We are committed to building a workforce that promotes diversity and inclusion, in recognition of 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.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Justice and Community Safety is continually working towards increasing our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) workforce. The Aboriginal Employment Team aims to attract, recruit and retain Aboriginal staff in a number of roles, including prison officers. This support includes a culturally appropriate attraction and recruitment process. To learn more, email (External link)

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Applications close at midnight, on Sunday 15 May 2022