March 17, 2019

We stand with New Zealand

The Police Federation of Australia extends its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the victims from yesterday’s attack in Christchurch. The PFA has relayed the offer of that support to New Zealand Police Association president Chris Cahill. Please refer to the PFA Media release issued on behalf of our membership.  

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March 12, 2019

Story of resilience and courage.

A story of courage and resilience. NSW police officer Melissa Kilminster shares her story. Despite undergoing many injuries and surgeries, she still continues her service to the community. Her resilience and dedication is an inspiration to us all. This story was aired on Channel 9, 7 March 2019 https://www.facebook.com/pansw.org.au/videos/1504236053039623/

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March 6, 2019

PFA membership soars to over 63,000

National membership of the PFA has reached over 63,100 – the highest number in the federation’s 20 year history. This is a jump of over 1000 from 2018 numbers. Membership comprises of police from every state and territory in the country.

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February 15, 2019

Senate Inquiry Into the role of Commonwealth, state and territory Governments in addressing the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers

On 27 March 2018, the Senate referred an inquiry into the  role  of  Commonwealth,  state  and  territory  Governments  in  addressing  the high rates of mental health conditions experienced by first responders, emergency service workers and volunteers to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 5 December 2018.  On 18 October 2018, the Senate granted an extension of time …

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November 29, 2018

Results from mental health and well-being of police and emergency services survey released.

Beyond Blue has released their ground-breaking research into the mental health and well-being of police and emergency service personnel, which has included input from 33 agencies in every state and territory. More than 21,000 police, fire, ambulance and SES employees, volunteers and retired and former personnel took part in the 25-minute ‘Answering the call’ survey. The survey found: One in …

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October 7, 2018

Police Federation of Australia 2018 Election of Officeholders

The Police Federation of Australia 2018 Election of Office Holders was conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission at the PFA’s 2018 Federal Council Meeting held in Canberra on Thursday, 20 September 2018.  To view the AEC Declaration of Results please click here.  A copy of the AEC Post Election Report is available upon request.

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September 21, 2018

2018 National Police Bravery Awards winner

It is with great pride that the PFA announces the winner of the inaugural National Bravery Awards is Senior Constable Stephanie Bochorsky from Western Australia. Chosen from over sixty nominations across the country, Stephanie’s bravery and selfless act saved the lives of two young innocent children who were being set alight by their father. “This honour was completely unexpected and …

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September 18, 2018

Police Federation of Australia Financial Statements for the Year Ended 30 June 2018

The Police Federation of Australia Committee of Management met on 5 September 2018 to consider the PFA Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2018.  The financial statements were endorsed by the Committee of Management and subsequently audited.  The audited financial statements will be presented at the Committee of Management meeting scheduled for Wednesday 19 September 2018 in Canberra.  …

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August 30, 2018

Police Federation of Australia 2018 Election of Officeholders

The Police Federation of Australia 2018 Election of Officeholders will be conducted by the Australian Electoral Commission at the PFA’s 2018 Federal Council Meeting which will take place in Canberra on Thursday, 20 September 2018.  To view or download the Election Notice please click here or the Nomination form please click here.  

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