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National Police Check Tasmania

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What is included on a National Police Check Tasmania?

A National Police Check certificate is a collation of police and conviction history information aboutan individual that has been determined releasable by Australian government agencies.

The check is commonly required by employers or decision makers in Launceston, Hobart and other Tasmanian cities.

This includes TAS and other Australian states and Territories.

A criminal record check contains the results of a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check application and disclosable court outcomes (if any).


How can employers verify the results of a National Police Check Tasmania?

Employers in Hobart, Launceston or other Tasmanian cities that wish to verify the contents of a National Police Check Tasmania check can do so through the verify a check feature.

Simply enter the certificate verification code that will be found on the top right hand corner of the national police check.

If applicants require a check that is issued by the Tasmania Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the Tasmania Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the Tasmania Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This will require you to have your identification documents certified via authorised personnel (in person at a police station or other applicable means). The process is not entirely online. Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 working days for a check by the Tasmania Police Force to be issued.


How can employers include National Police Check Tasmanias as part of their hiring process?

Employers based in Tasmania can register with Australian National Character Check to create a business portal account.

The business portal for Tasmania based clients sends the National Police Check Tasmania request directly to the applicant. National Police Checks can easily be sorted and results are available directly to the employer with the applicant’s consent.

The organisation can decide whether they will be paying for the Police Check Online, or if the applicant will pay.


How much does a National Police Check in Tasmania cost?

The base price for a National Police Check in Tasmania is $48.90.

Applicants in TAS have the option to pay securely online using PayPal, credit card or a debit card.


Why do employers ask for a National Police Check Tasmania?

Laws exist that prevent some people with a criminal record from working in particular roles.

Depending on the nature of the criminal history, industries in Tasmania that might screen national criminal history checks include and are not limited to:

Tasmanian businesses may face risks if they hire persons without ensuring they have a clear Police Check in Tasmania, or at least an understanding of an applicant’s criminal record if they have one.


How long does it take to process a National Police Check Tasmania?

Majority of criminal record checks are returned to TAS applicants within one business day.

In the event it takes longer than this, it will have been forwarded to Australian police agencies for manual processing.

Applicants and employers all over Tasmania can track the progress of their national police checks online by using the track a check feature on the website.

When the National Police Check certificate is ready, the applicant will receive an instant email and sms notification.


Will interstate convictions appear on my National Police Check Tasmania?

A National Police Check for Tasmania (TAS) applicants displays all court outcomes that are considered releasable by Australian police agencies in accordance with spent convictions legislation. Information on the spent convictions scheme can be found here. The National Police Check certificate either indicates that no disclosable court outcomes are held or contains court outcomes obtained from police agencies that are able to be disclosed.

The National Police Clearance certificate generally includes:

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