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Police Check in Queensland (QLD)

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Australian National Character Check™ makes obtaining a National Criminal History Check Certificate simple for applicants in Queensland. The national police check application can be completed securely in QLD from your computer, mobile or tablet.

Most police checks for Queensland (QLD) based applicants are returned within 24 to 48 hours.

Applicants in QLD can pay securely via credit card, debit card or PayPal.

If applicants require a certificate that is issued by the QLD Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the QLD Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the QLD Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This may require you to have your identification documents certified by authorised personnel (e.g. a JP, police officer, etc.) and may not be completed using an entirely online procedure. Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a QLD Police Check by the Queensland Police Force to be issued.

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What is a Police Check in Queensland?

A police check in QLD is a collation of police and conviction history information about an individual that has been determined releasable by Queensland and national police agencies in Australia.

The QLD National Criminal History Check certificate contains releasable criminal records and convictions of an individual, issued by Australian police agencies in accordance with the spent convictions scheme. The certificate is a result of a search on the national name index with all current and previously known names, date of birth, addresses and other items that the applicant provides as part of their police check application. Information on the spent convictions scheme can be found here.

Whether you are based in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, or any other region of Queensland (QLD) this check will be suitable if you are using it for the purpose of employment, volunteering, licensing or registration schemes in Australia.

How to apply for a Police Check in Queensland?

If there is a request for your police check QLD, there are two ways you can obtain it:

Australian National Character Check can help you to fast-track the process of getting your Police Check in Queensland with our reliable and efficient online application service. Overall, applicants experience speed and efficiency when applying for their police check online.

The process for applying online for your police check Queensland is as follows:Applicants should note that the check on this website is formally referred to as a nationally coordinated criminal history check and is not issued by a state or territory police force. If you would like a check that is issued by a state or territory police force, please contact the criminal records section of your state or territory police force.

How long is a Police Check in QLD Valid?

Your Police Check in Queensland does not have a set period of validity; it is considered valid up till the date of issue. However, the requesting party can state how often you should provide them. A police check QLD is a point in time check, meaning it has no set expiry date. Most organisations in Queensland don't accept a criminal history check that is older than three months, however this timeframe will vary for different employers and will depend on the organisation's internal risk mitigation strategies.

What is the maximum waiting period for getting a National Criminal Histroy Check in Queensland?

Most applications are dispatched to applicants based in QLD within 24 hours when you apply online. The official certificate is sent directly to the email address that was provided in the police check application form. However, if there is a need for ‘manual review’ by Australian police agencies, the date of issuance may be extended. Manual reviews are referred automatically and may occur when there is a semblance between an applicant’s information on the police criminal history database, for example if there is a person in the country with the same name or similar name to the applicant and is of interest to Australian police agencies. This process may push back the application for a period of around 1 to 15+ business days. It should be noted that official agencies like Australian National Character Check have no control over applications that are referred for manual processing. Results are dispatched on the same day they are received.

Why companies request for a National Police check in Queensland

There are numerous reasons why you may be required to present your Criminal Background Check before an employer or person responsible for decision making. Most employers will ask for a copy of this certificate before they provide employment or award a contract to an individual. Australian National Character Check is an official agency in issuing National police clearance checks.

A Police Check for applicants in QLD helps to contribute towards community safety. It does so by providing decision makers with accurate and timely national criminal history check information. It contains a disclosable record of the criminal history of an individual or a potential employee (if any).

It is bad business strategy and branding to employ a person whose past convictions may put an establishment in danger.Customers want to do business with a brand that distances itself from all forms of vices and unprofessional conducts. Employing people with questionable records may cause unrest amongst your customers.

What will show up on a National Police Check in Queensland?

The contents of police clearance certificates for applicants in QLD contain but are not limited to:

What will not show up on a National Criminal History Check for applicants based in Queensland?

Offences characterised as spent findings will not show up on a person’s National Police Check in QLD record. Spent convictions are exclusively approved by the state or national judiciary.

Convictions can be eligible to be spent if:


Convictions in Queensland (QLD) are not eligible to be considered as spent when:

Accredited National Criminal History Check Clearance Certificate for applicants in Queensland

Australian National Character Check is an accredited service approved by the Australian Federal Government to conduct nationally coordinated criminal history checks.

The criminal record check issued by Australian National Character Check is valid nationwide and hence within Queensland (QLD).

A police check conducted by applicants based in Queensland is actually a National Police Check. When you apply for a police check within the state of Queensland, in essence you are also applying for the following:

National Police Check in NSW
National Police Check in Victoria
National Police Check in SA
National Police Check in Tasmania
National Police Check in NT
National Police Check in WA
National Police Check in ACT

National Police Checks for business and workplaces based in QLD

We provide a 100% online solution for businesses and workplaces to meet employer compliance requirements when hiring or recruiting new staff. Contact us today to find out how Australian National Character Check can help make your organisation safer and compliant.

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