Employment Suitability Questionnaire
As Australia’s national law enforcement agency, our employees must act with the highest level of integrity both on and off duty.
To work with us you'll need to complete our Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ) otherwise your application won't progress to the next round of the recruitment process. You'll be sent the ESQ to complete if you're short-listed. You'll also need to provide:
- full traffic history
- proof of Australian citizenship.
This helps us assess your character and ability to comply with our professional standards in official and private capacities.
If you have a history of disregarding the law (even as a juvenile), or associating with groups or individuals who attract the attention of law enforcement, you may not be eligible to work with us.
You won't receive feedback if you don’t pass the employment suitability assessment. Our decision is final, and there are no internal reviews.
What you need to provide
If you have declarable associations (including family members), provide as much detail as possible about the people you declare. This includes their full name, date of birth, reasons why you believe there may be a conflict of interest, and how often you interact with them.
If you have ever held a licence, learner's permit or provisional licence, you must provide your traffic history. It must cover all states, territories and countries where you have held a licence for the last 10 years.
Juvenile convictions and cautions
If you received a conviction or caution when you were younger than 18, declare it and provide as much detail as you can remember, regardless of the outcome. For example, guilty, not guilty, caution, restorative justice or diversionary conferencing.
Illicit drug use
Declare all instances of illicit drug use, including what, when and how. If you are unsure of the exact dates of your last illicit drug use, provide as much detail as possible. At a minimum, include the year of your last illicit drug use and how many times.
Previous drug use doesn't immediately result in an unsuccessful application.
Once you have submitted your job application, you must cease all illicit drug use. We have a zero-tolerance drug policy for our employees.
Provide full details of firearm use. Make sure you include the date, location (state, territory and country) and reason for any firearm licence refusal, possession or use of a firearm or prohibited weapon, or unlawful history.
Living or travelling overseas
You need to tell us if you’ve spent significant periods living overseas or regularly travel abroad to regions of interest.