Physical & Medical Assessment

As a police recruit applicant you will be required to undertake a number of physical tests to determine your ability to perform the physical demands inherent to operational policing.

You should be fit and be prepared to undertake the test at any time from the commencement of your application.  Further information and training tips can be found on the fitness page.

Health clearance

Prior to testing you will be provided with a Physical Capacity testing kit to take to your General Practitioner (GP) to complete. The GP will assess your capacity to undertake the physical capacity tests and certify your fitness to undertake maximal exercise.  This certification will only be valid for 31 days from the date of the GP assessment.

Selected applicants will be notified of when they are eligible for this assessment.

You will not be able to undertake a health clearance until notified by the Police Recruitment Branch.

All costs associated with the health clearance are the responsibility of the applicant.

Physical Capacity Testing

Att: The Physical Capacity Testing location has changed for 2017 to Macarthur Girls High School, 1-19 Macarthur Street, Parramatta.

You will be notified by the Recruitment Branch to attend a physical capacity test. Your General Practitioners Health Clearance must be presented on the testing day to be able to complete the testing.  Failure to provide your Health Clearance will result in a failed assessment day and will count towards one attempt.

Applicants will be given 2 opportunities to attend and successfully complete all PCT elements.  Further information can be found on the Physical Capacity Testing pages.

Physical Capacity Test Standards
Handgrip Prone Bridge Vertical Jump Push Up's Illinois Agility Multi-stage Fitness
Minimum Standard 30kg on each hand 90 seconds 30cm or greater 25 20 seconds or less Level 7.1
Attempts Allowed 2 1 2 1 2 1

Psychometric Testing for Police Applicants

As policing can be psychologically demanding, all NSW Police applicants must completed a psychometric test during the selection process. The test assesses psychological functioning.

The test results are interpreted by psychologists from the Police Psychology Unit who provide recommendations to the Police Recruitment Branch.

Many applicants are subsequently required to attend an interview with a psychologist to assess their suitability for the role. This is a normal part of the process and the purpose is to obtain further information to assist in the interpretation of the test results.

Medical Assessment

As a police recruit applicant you are required to undertake a comprehensive medical assessment to ensure you can perform the inherent role and functions of a police officer.

The assessment will be conducted by an external provider - Unified Healthcare Group (UHG).

Please Note: Applicants will not be able to undertake the medical assessment until notified by the Police Recruitment Branch.

All costs associated with the medical assessment, including any specialist medical reports, are the responsibility of the applicant.

You will also need to supply proof of Hepatitis 'B' vaccination, or proof of commencement of Hepatitis 'B' vaccinations.

Further information including frequently asked questions can be found on the UHG web site.

UHG - NSW Police Force Medical Assessment page

NSW Police Medical History Assessment form

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