FAQs › Medical
Do I need to supply any medical information?
Yes, you will be asked to provide medical information during the recruitment process to determine any relevant previous or current medical illnesses or injuries. This will be submitted to the WA Police Force Occupational Physician, who may seek further information from General Practitioners or other treating specialists. This information will be used to assess your suitability for the job.
What are the vision standards that apply?
You are required to have a minimum of 6/30 unaided vision in each eye, with corrected vision to be no worse than 6/9 in the poorer eye. Peripheral vision of 70 degrees or greater either side of the meridian horizontally is also required.
If you are outside the 6/30 range, there are conditions regarding the wearing of contact lenses that may apply. You must:
- be able to wear soft contact lenses
- supply relevant information including the history of wear duration / tolerance of soft contact lenses over a 12-month period
- supply a report from a qualified person that outlines your expected future tolerance to wearing soft contact lenses on an ongoing basis.
The WA Police Force do not test for colour blindness.
Can I apply if I have epilepsy?
Individuals with epilepsy are to be seizure free for 10 years before they will be considered for employment by the WA Police Force Occupational Physician (exception for benign childhood epilepsy).