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.

"Many former officers carry the physical and mental scars from their service to the community and we owe it to them and their families to ensure they get the help they need.” Hon. Troy Grant

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:

Counselling and Referral Program

Career Development Incentives

Mentoring Program

State-wide Information Sessions

Retired Police ID Card

BACKUP for Life Expo

BACKUP for Life Workshops: Wollongong


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