Police Welfare Fund members are eligible for a range of grants and benefits from contributions for the birth or adoption of a child, to support for times of hardship (e.g. assault on duty, financial difficulties, psychological concerns and more).
For any queries regarding Welfare Benefits and Grants, or the Police Welfare Fund, please contact [email protected]
The following benefit amounts cover claims from 1 July 2022. See our section below for historical claims.
Birth Benefit - $150 for one child or $500 for a multiple birth. If you and your partner are both Welfare Fund members you may both be eligible for the birth benefit.
Note: If you add the child to your Health Plan, you may be eligible to claim for a $200 health plan birth benefit, providing the child stays in the Health Plan for five years. Please refer to the Police Health Plan Policy Document for more information on this.
For more information on Parental Leave, please view our webpage by clicking here.
Adoption Benefit - A maximum of $1000 towards legal costs in the case of adoption.
Hospital TV Hire - Meeting the costs of TV hire if a member or a member of their immediate family is admitted to a public hospital.
Relationship Counselling - $500 is available annually to the primary member, their spouse and children, should there be a need for expert help, personal counselling or relationship counselling. This will not be paid in addition to specialist medical claims.
Summary of changes - 1 July 2022 Welfare Benefits
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(Includes Individual, family and relationship counselling)
Benefit Request forms:
Assistance varies case-by-case with members being referred through the scheme by Police Association Senior Employment Advisors: Districts (formerly Field Officers), or local Association committee members.
Anyone wishing to refer a member for Welfare Grant consideration should do so by contacting your local committee representative or Senior Employment Advisor, districts.
Assault Grant - To provide support to a member that has been impacted by an assault while on duty. Contribution may vary case by case and must be referred by committee representative or Senior Employment Advisor, districts.
Non-Assault Grant - To provide support to a member that has been impacted by an event or circumstances. Contribution may vary case by case and must be referred by committee representative or Senior Employment Advisor, districts.