8.1 When will I get the decision?

At the end of the hearing, the PRSB Member will thank the parties and explain the likely timing of the decision. PRSB Members endeavour to complete their decisions as quickly as practicable. Most decisions will be finalised by 4pm on the Friday of the week of the hearing. In complex matters, or if the Member has unavoidable commitments or has heard a number of appeals, the decision may take a little longer.

You will be receive the PRSB decision by email. If you will not be contactable through your Victoria Police email address in this timeframe, please advise the PRSB Secretary of an alternative email address.

Reasons for decisions are not published on the PRSB website but are provided to relevant Victoria Police managers, the LPR and the parties. If an appeal is allowed, the outcome will be publised in The Gazette. The decision will not repeat the information in the Selection File or given in the hearing, but will set-out the PRSB Member’s key reasons for decision and aim to provide you with constructive feedback to assist your career development and performance in future selection processes.

The PRSB website carries a sample decision to assist participants in an appeal. Remember that every appeal is different, so do not place too much reliance on the issues in the sample decision.


8.2 Can I appeal the PRSB decision?

PRSB decisions are subject to Supreme Court review (Administrative Law Act 1978 (Vic) or the Court’s original jurisdiction under Order 56 of the Supreme Court (General Civil Procedure) Rules 2015 (Vic).