A National Police Check certificate is a collation of police and conviction history information about an individual that has been determined releasable by Australian government agencies.
A police record check for applicants in Melbourne (Victoria) contains the results of a National Criminal History Check application and disclosable court outcomes (if any).
The check is commonly used by employers and decision makers in Melbourne and other parts of Victoria before placing persons in job roles or a position of trust.
If applicants require a certificate that is issued by the Victoria Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the Victoria Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the Victoria Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This will require you to have your identification documents certified, then manually post away and cannot be completed using an entirely online process. You should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a Victoria Police Check by the Victorian Police Force to be issued.
Applicants can apply for a VIC national police check certificate throughout the Australian National Character Check website.
Majority of results are dispatched to applicants via email in 24 hours. The remaining police check online applications may take 15+ business days if they have been referred to police agencies for manual processing.
The base cost for a VIC National Police Check is $48.90 per order. Payment options include PayPal, debit card or credit card.
Applicants based in Melbourne or other regions of Victoria (VIC) have the option to receive the check results via email, or have a hard copy certificate posted out to them.
The VIC National Police Check certificate is valid Australia wide, in all Australian states and territories. When you apply for a nationally coordinated criminal history check, in essence you are also applying for the following:
Hence the police clearance is not only a Victorian check, but is actually a National Police Check.The formal name of the check is a nationally coordinated criminal history check.
National Police Check certificates have no set expiry date as they are a point-in-time check.
The results only reflect police records on the date they are released. Decision makers are responsible for determining how long criminal background checks are to be accepted as 'valid', based on their own risk management strategy and assessments.
Most employers in Melbourne and other areas of Victoria do not accept National Police Checks that are older than three months.
Employers and business customers based in Melbourne and Victoria can order, lodge, track andsort online police checks for their employees and staff. Australian National Character Check’s business customer portal enables employers to keep track of all police checks in a convenient, secure and organised manner.
Contact us today to find out how Australian National Character Check can help make your organisation safer and compliant.
If an applicant or employer wishes to verify the contents of a national police certificate, they may do so through the Verify a Check feature on the website.
This will display the information we hold regarding the result of the Police Check Victoria certificate.