BACKUP for Life

BACKUP for Life

It’s common for police officers transitioning from successful careers with the NSW Police Force to face a broad range of challenges when returning to civilian life, and these challenges can often impact both the individual and their families.

In 2016, the NSW Government and NSW Police Legacy joined forces to develop the BACKUP for Life program, specifically to assist former police officers as they transition back to civilian life. BACKUP for Life offers counselling services, mentorship programs, workshops, and financial assistance. To find out more about any of these, please click the links below the video.



BACKUP for Life Services


BACKUP for Life Events & Workshops

Please find the dates for workshops for the first half of 2020 below. Click on a date for details. (NB if the link is not live we have not yet confirmed the details. Please come back soon to check!)


 BACKUP for Life Reports


BACKUP for Life: In the Media


If you have any further questions, or to contact BACKUP for Life directly, please call (02) 9264 4531.