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The Department of Justice offers a broad range of career opportunities to more than 7000 employees in over 50 business units and service agencies in Melbourne and across Victoria (find a Justice office). Opportunities include roles in police and prosecution, the court system, prison and community corrections services, various tribunals and agencies established to protect citizens' rights, emergency management, emergency services, policy on racing and gaming issues and the provision of legal advice to government.

Positions include prison officers, community corrections officer, Koori court officers, court registrars, sheriff officers, forensic scientists and pathologists, clinicians, psychologists, legal officers, human resources, finance, communications, and administration. The department also delivers graduate and traineeship opportunities.

Find out more about the department.

Our values and behaviours

Staff from across the department have worked together to develop values which underpin our professional approach. These values play a critical role in creating a workplace which staff enjoy and where they feel valued.

Life balance

Flexible work options include:

  • part-time
  • job sharing
  • telecommuting
  • career breaks
  • unpaid leave

Learning and development

Staff are offered development from a substantial learning and development program. We also offer opportunities and support for undertaking external studies when they align to business needs.


Regular internal advertising of roles encourages the broadening of skills, as well as knowledge-sharing across the department or secondments to other government departments.


Information for graduates who want to join the Department of Justice.

Koori employment

The department prides itself on its commitment and achievements in increasing Koori employment.


The department offers scholarships to tertiary students with disability.

Student placement

Student placement and internship programs for both tertiary and secondary students.

Youth Employment Scheme

Offers Victorians aged 15 to 24 a career kick-start with traineeships in the Victorian Government.

Registered Training Organisation

Delivers nationally recognised Vocational Education and Training (VET) to department employees.

Outside employment policy

The department’s policy regarding staff members engaging in employment or business in addition to their departmental employment.


The Department of Justice has a number of volunteer opportunities for people who want to help in Victoria's court, legal and prison systems.


Come behind the scenes and hear from the people who deliver essential services to Victorians, as part of working at the Department of Justice. Watch videos about our stories.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander flags

The department 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.