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 try to complete their decisions as quickly as practicable. Most decisions will be finalised by the Friday of the week of the hearing. In complex matters, or if the Member has unavoidable commitments or has heard several appeals, the decision may take a little longer (see Appeal Timelines).
You will 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.
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 published in The Gazette.
Unless one of the parties objects, the appeal decision will also be forwarded to The Police Association Victoria (TPAV) so that TPAV can monitor the overall functioning of and represent its members’ interests in relation to the operation of the transfer, promotion and related appeal systems in Victoria Police. The PRSB has entered into an agreement with TPAV which ensures that appeal decisions are only used for these purposes, are treated confidentially and are not distributed beyond the small number of TPAV staﬀ members who need the information for this purpose. A copy of the Memorandum of Agreement with TPAV can be viewed at www.prsb.vic.gov.au/resources .
If you don’t wish your appeal decision to be forwarded to TPAV, you may request this in writing by emailing the PRSB Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) before or immediately after the hearing of your appeal.
The decision will not unnecessarily repeat the information in the Selection File or given in the hearing. It will set-out the PRSB Member’s key reasons for the 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).