Voluntary disclosure form
Application for special consideration
If a person is unsure about their eligibility or does not comply with any of the criteria specified in the Criminal History policy or Driving History policy, they are required to complete a Voluntary Disclosure form.
The form will require the person to provide details and outcome of the infringement/offence/conviction and outline the circumstances and an explanation of the circumstances and reasons why these circumstances warrant special consideration.
Any applicant wishing to check on their eligibility regarding repetitive offences should contact the FRV recruitment team. If an applicant has received traffic infringement notices as per the below guide, they should request a copy of their driving record (full history) from their state or territory driving department i.e. VICROADS and email their report to the FRV recruitment team for review.
In the last 3 year period have received 4 or more traffic infringement notices In the last 5 year period have received 5 or more traffic infringement notices In the past 10 year period have received 12 or more traffic infringement notices *This does not include parking fines, please refer to the policy for information regarding such fines.
The above infringement notice guide does not necessarily mean applicants are ineligible but rather it is a guide to assist prospective applicants to ask for their records to be reviewed to determine eligibility prior to progressing through the recruitment process. Each request will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the FRV recruitment team.
Please note you are not required to disclose any spent convictions on a Voluntary Disclosure Form.
Under section 7 of the Spent Convictions Act 2021, a conviction is immediately spent if:
- no conviction is recorded by a court;
- the conviction is a qualified finding of guilt under the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 (Vic);
- the conviction (including a serious conviction) is for an offence committed when the person was under the age of 15;
- the only penalty was a fine imposed by the Children's Court or an equivalent court outside Australia; or
- the conviction is an infringement conviction, or a conviction under a law of a country other than Australia that corresponds to an infringement conviction.
Should you require special consideration, please download and submit a Voluntary Disclosure Form to [email protected]
After submitting your voluntary disclosure form, the recruitment team will contact you to discuss your submission. During this time, you will be offered the opportunity to attend the online (Microsoft Teams) review of your disclosure with the panel. FRV will give you 10 minutes to provide any additional information and answer any questions the review panel may have. You have the opportunity to decline attending the online review panel and submit your forms for review only.