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 Parental Leave Pack for more information.
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.