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How do I become a sheriff's officer?

The Sheriff's Office of Victoria is not currently inviting applications for sheriff's officer positions.

To find out more about the sheriff's officer role and to register your interest in upcoming vacancies, visit the Sheriff's recruitment website (External link)

What do sheriff's officers do?

They enforce warrants and orders issued by Victorian courts for both criminal and civil matters, and enforce sanctions received from Victorian and interstate courts. They target people with unpaid fines and encourage them to clear their outstanding infringement warrants using a range of enforcement powers.

For more information about the role sheriff’s officers have in the justice system, see Sheriffs in Victoria.

Why be a sheriff’s officer?

Some of the benefits of being a sheriff’s officer include:

  • earn $59,000 salary package (after three months, inclusive of superannuation)
  • work Monday – Friday, some weekend work included
  • eight or nine day fortnight, with rostered days off
  • work outdoors
  • contribute to a fairer justice system and a safer Victoria.

You do not need any specific experience or qualifications however, you will need:

  • drive and commitment
  • resilience
  • exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • articulate written skills
  • strong conflict management and negotiation skills to deal with a range of diverse circumstances
  • sound problem solving and judgement.
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The Victorian Department of Justice acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and acknowledges and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.