Prison Officers

Looking for a career change that will change lives? Become a prison officer and make a positive impact on your community.
Full-time and casual positions
No qualifications required, extensive training provided
Generous penalty rates in addition to salary
Salary range
$52,713 -$67,692 (+super + penalties)
Barwon, Beechworth, DPFC, Dhurringile, Hopkins, Langi Kal Kal, Loddon Precinct, MAP, Marngoneet, MRC and Tarrengower

As a prison officer, you will play a vital role in making our state a safe place to live. You will be tasked with securing offenders and assisting in their rehabilitation. Your challenge is to help them return home with a greater respect for our laws and a willingness to positively contribute to their communities.

It’s important work.

To thrive in the job, you will need energy, empathy and resilience. We not concerned about which gender you identify as, or if you’ve been a tradie, an accountant, a hairdresser or a teacher ­– we want prison officers with life skills. We want officers who communicate well and can find common ground with anyone.

What you'll do on the job

❂ Assist your caseload of prisoners to achieve their personal and professional goals leading towards reintegration in society.

❂ Work on your assigned prisoners’ Individual Management Plans, ensuring that the programs they are participating in are linked to their needs and objectives.

❂ Build relationships with your teammates and other stakeholders, contributing towards a positive and enjoyable working environment.

❂ Assist with the safety and security of prisoners, your teammates and visitors.

❂ Conduct regular patrols, searches and security-related activities.

Consider this page just the intro – we recommended that you watch the videos on this page to get an inside look at our prisons. After that, click on the buttons under those clips to discover what kind of workers we recruit and how to apply. 

Current Prison Officer and Industry Officer vacancies (External link)



The application process

How do you go about becoming a prison officer?

Who are you?

Are you the person that we’re looking for? Find out if you’ll make a great prison officer here.