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 

UPDATE: We are acting on the latest Australian Government advice re COVID-19 and postponing all events until further notice. Please come back to check this page, or our social media channels, for updates as they are announced.

At this stage, we can confirm that the scheduled Beyond the Badge programs are still in place.

  • 27 - 30 Oct:  Beyond the Badge  Career Transition Program
  • 8 - 13  Dec:   Beyond the Badge  Career Transition Program


 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, or 0488 033 325