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To protect, to rehabilitate and to serve


Apply now in becoming a prison officer.Welcome! You have just taken the first step towards an interesting and rewarding career with the Department of Justice (DoJ).

The Department's mission is to ensure a safer community. Critical to this mission is a focus on:

  • security of detainees and prisoners in correctional facilities and offenders on community-based orders and parole
  • safety of our people
  • safety of offenders / detainees / prisoners
  • rehabilitation

Corrective Services work is more than a job – it is a vocation. The Department is committed to protecting the community, the people in our care and each other. In carrying out our mission we serve the public. Everyone in the Department is a leader, and everyone leads at all levels in community corrections, custodial settings and the public sector.

Our values

Being ethical and inspiring trust by saying what we mean, matching our behaviours to our words and taking responsibility for our actions.

Treating all with dignity, fairness and courtesy.

Being willing, able to explain and justify the appropriateness of actions and decisions.

Always doing what we say we will and striving for quality in everything we do.

Undertaking continuous improvement and developing our own skills and knowledge.


As a large public sector employer we offer a wide range of exciting opportunities. Our employees are involved in the day-to-day running of our facilities, community centres and services at many locations across the State.

In addition to frontline positions, opportunities in regional and metropolitan locations include administration, risk and project management, health, education, recreation, counselling and much more.

For more information about careers with the Department, refer to the working with us page or a list of current vacancies in the Department.

Page last updated: 26-Jul-2019