Exam Dates and Locations

The AFP Entrance Exams are run on a campaign basis in locations across Australia. 

Locations may include:

  • Adelaide
  • Alice Springs
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Sydney
  • Townsville 
  • Other regional locations (where required)

Registrations for exams close strictly ten (10) business days prior to the exam. No changes to bookings or new registrations can be made after this time.

Please note that from 2021, the AFP Entrance Exam will be conducted at testing centres in each capital city (with the exception of Hobart) at least four times per annum. Note that from time to time there could be last minute changes to scheduled testing dates in response to lockdowns and state or territory border closures implemented in response to COVID-19 outbreaks.  Candidates should regularly check their registered email address for updates from the ACER AFP Entrance Exam Office or the AFP Recruitment team throughout the AFP Entrance Exam gateway.