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01. Check If You're Eligible

  • I am 17 years and 6 months or older.
  • I am an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Australian Resident.
  • I hold a current Manual 'C' or Automatic 'C-A' class Driver's Licence with no more than 8 demerit points.

    Provisional licences are acceptable, with no more than two demerit points in the first year and five demerit points in the second year, upon application.

  • I have a current First Aid Certificate (HLTAID003 or HLTAID011 - Provide First Aid).

    This can be completed within 90-days of submitting your application.

Great news!

You appear to meet the basic requirements for admission into the WA Police Force. Please note that any body art, such as tattoos, or body modifications will need to be assessed upon applying. You will also need to complete an Integrity Declaration to ensure you meet the standards of ethical and professional conduct required by the WA Police Force.

The WA Police Force has no tolerance for illicit or illegal drug use, which includes the misuse of prescription and over the counter drugs by an employee, either in their work or private life. All applicants will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing during the recruitment process and throughout employment if appointed.

More to the job than you may think

Policing in WA is much more than what it appears at first glance. Enforcing the law is only one aspect of the job.

Applicants undergo physical and psychological training to develop the skills required for the job.

As a police officer, you have so many ways of giving back to society and make things better for everyone. I recently had a member of the public come up to me, give me a hug and tell me how good a job I'm doing in the community; a real heart warming highlight of my policing career so far.

Gagan Singh Constable

What are we looking for?

It's important that you have a strong sense of purpose in creating a safe, inclusive community. We look for well-rounded individuals who want to make a difference and have values that align with the WA Police Force.

Personal drive and integrity
Analytical, comprehension and problem solving skills
Adaptability and judgement
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Your questions answered

How fit do I need to be to join?

You will need to meet the minimum physical standards which are:

  • Complete a modified version of the Illinois Agility Test (20 secs or less for males and 22 secs or less for females)
  • 1 sit-up
  • 10 push-ups on toes
  • 30kg grip strength
  • 35kg bag lift and carry
  • Beep test (7.01 for males and 6.01 for females)
What if I have a criminal record or traffic offence?

You can still apply for the WA Police Force however some types of convictions may impact your suitability for a position.

What qualifications do I need?

You don't need any qualifications to apply to become a Police Officer. We welcome all levels and ranges of skills, experience and abilities. Each application will be assessed on individual merit.

Are tattoos allowed?

Yes, you can apply if you have a tattoo. You will be required to send a photo and we will review your tattoos to ensure they comply with our policies.

Images depicting drugs, death or violence are likely to be considered unsuitable if visible when wearing a short sleeve shirt.

Face tattoos are currently not permitted and tattoos on the neck and hands will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All other tattoos will be assessed considering their location, size, and imagery.

Do I need to provide a full history of my driving licence?

It depends! As part of the application process we will check any traffic infringements that you've previously had. If you have lived in ACT, NT, SA or VIC for more than three months you will be required to provide a full licence history from that state.