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Prison Officer - Barwon South West

Private Company - Lara, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Are you ready to join a high performing team and make our community safer? Become a prison officer.

  • No corrections experience needed - comprehensive fully paid training will give you the skills you need.
  • People of all working and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply – great prison officers can come from anywhere.
  • Earn a good base rate plus generous penalty rates for night and weekend shifts.

The Department of Justice and Community Safety is now recruiting new squads of casual and full-time prison officers for Barwon Prison and Marngoneet Correctional Centre.

Great prison officers help people make a change for the better. By using your maturity, resilience and ability to connect with people, you can have a positive impact on the lives of offenders and be part of a proud, close-knit team that does valuable work every day.

We strongly encourage you to register for our free information session. You will hear about the direct experiences of current prison officers and be able to ask questions about the job. Please see details below:

Wednesday 3 February 2021, 7-7.45pm
Register here

Attending an information session is not compulsory, and we still encourage you to apply if you can't make it along. 

? Earn a base rate annual salary of $56,786 - $72,922 plus super as a full-time prison officer, working on a 24-hour rotating roster. Weekend and public holiday work is a frequent necessity.

As a casual, you can set your availability and plan your job around your life while earning a base rate of $34.00 per hour plus super.

? Enjoy generous penalty rates on night shifts, weekends and public holidays paid in addition to salary. These benefits can significantly increase your take home pay.

Make a career change without the expensive course! You will undergo eight weeks of paid full-time training. By the end, you will feel confident and well equipped to begin your new job and continue working towards Certificate III accreditation in Custodial Services Practice.

To learn more about what you'll do on the job, as well as the physical requirements, please go to

IMPORTANT: Please click on the following link as we need candidates to register on our jobs platform before their application can be progressed.


Applications close at midnight, on Thursday 18 February 2021.