1.1 Introduction

The Victoria Police Act 2013 (the Act) provides rights for police officers and protective services officers (PSOs) to appeal certain promotion or transfer selection decisions (ss.141 and 142).

The Police Registration and Services Board (PRSB) conducts appeals under Part 8 of the Act. The PRSB is independent of Victoria Police. The Chief Commissioner must give effect to the decision of the PRSB (s.165).

The appeal is a ‘re-hearing’ (s.144). This means that the PRSB Member will consider all the information in the Selection File and information obtained from the hearing; and make a decision, independently and afresh.

For more information read the comprehensive PRSB Guide to Transfer and Promotion Appeals.