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I was invited out of retirement to help on the COVID-19 hotline and provide admin support to the COVID team within Organisational Health. With over 16,200 calls and emails thus far to the COVID Hotline and the subsequent documentation generated, it has been a very busy time. Thanks to the support of the Organisational Health and AFP Reserve teams, reintegration has been very smooth.

– Ellen, AFP Reserve

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AFP Reserve

About the AFP Reserve

The AFP Reserve uses the skills, qualifications and experience of former Australian Federal Police officers and specialist and support staff to fill urgent, short-term and other operational gaps in the AFP workforce.

Enhancing capacity

The AFP Reserve provides crucial surge capacity to support and/or relieve permanent AFP employees, allowing them to focus on higher priority or more complex operations and investigations.

Who is the AFP Reserve for?

The AFP Reserve gives recently retired former employees the opportunity to re-engage with our efforts to protect Australians and Australia's interests from serious criminal threats.

It is also perfectly suited to helping employees who will soon be leaving the AFP adjust from working full-time.

All AFP Reserve applicants must:

  • Be of good character
  • Meet the health requirements for duties
  • Have had at least three years’ previous employment within the AFP
  • Have retired or resigned from the AFP with good standing within the past 10 years
  • Have, or be able to obtain, NV1 security clearance.


Please note: The AFP Reserve does not provide a gateway to return to permanent employment with the AFP. Reservists are ineligible to apply for internally advertised positions. Reservists who wish to become permanent employees must apply for externally advertised opportunities.

AFP Reserve Jobs

The AFP Reserve gives recently retired former employees the opportunity to re-engage with our efforts to protect Australians and Australia’s interests from serious criminal threats. It can also help employees who will soon leave the AFP adjust from working full-time.

How to join


AFP Reserve roles

AFP Reservists support various teams as required. Placements so far have included:

  • Supporting the AFP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under Operation Protect
  • Supporting National Investigations
  • Helping select, train and plan for police officer and protective service officer recruits
  • Supporting ACT Policing’s cold case and homicide teams
  • Administration and policy work within the Professional Standards portfolio
  • Recognition, ceremonial and protocol events
  • Project work.


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Regional Security Advisor
Regional Security Advisor 12421 Brisbane, QLD, AU
12421 Band 06 Brisbane, QLD, AU
Technical & Forensic Intelligence Analysts - Various roles 12264 AFP Broadband 3-6 (Forensics) Canberra, ACT, AU +2 more…
E-Discovery / NUIX Analyst - Secondment 12483 Band 08 Sydney, NSW, AU
Policy Support Officer
Policy Support Officer 12490 Canberra, ACT, AU
12490 Band 05 Canberra, ACT, AU
Deputy General Counsel (Coordinator) - Employment & Dispute Resolution 12466 Executive Level Canberra, ACT, AU

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