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Police Check Western Australia (WA)

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Australian National Character Check™ makes obtaining a Western Australia police clearance certificate simple. The WA police check application can be completed securely from your computer, mobile or tablet.

Most Western Australia (WA) police checks are returned to applicants within 24 to 48 hours.

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

What is shown on a Western Australia Police Check?

A police check Western Australia lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police agencies.

Information on the spent convictions scheme can be found here.

Why do you need a Police Check in WA?

Many employers and private organisations in WA usually request a person’s police criminal history before admittance or employment is granted to the person. This helps to ensure that they provide a secure and enjoyable environment for their brand, staff and customers.

How long is a Police Check WA valid for?

A Police Check WA is a point in time check, meaning it has no set expiry date. The check can be requested by a third-party like an employer or decision maker who makes the police check certificate valid for as long as the organisation deems it suitable. Expiry of your Police Check WA certificate is by the prerogative of the requesting party depending on their internal risk mitigation strategies.

How can I request for a Police Check in Western Australia?

If you are required to present your Police Check WA, you can apply online through official agencies like Australian National Character Check. Here you will complete a simple and comprehensive online application form.

The information you need to provide for the Police Check WA application includes and is not limited to:

Applicants are guided throughout the application process via instructions on the online application form and Live Chat customer support that is available seven days a week.

What will not show up on a Western Australia Police Check certificate?

Where an offence is capable of being spent, it will be spent automatically. However, if the offence was a Western Australian offence, you will need to apply to the WA Police to have the offence spent. Visit the WA Police website and search 'spent convictions' for more information.

Convictions which can be classified as spent charges may include:

Convictions which cannot be classified as spent findings include:

Criminal History Checks for the following purposes may disclose details of older convictions and/or findings of guilt as an exclusion may exist in the State or Territory where the offence occurred:

Can a Police Check WA take longer than 24 to 48 hours?

WA Police Check results are automatically dispatched on the same day they are received. Australian National Character Check issues most WA police clearance certificates within 24 to 48 hours. If an applicant’s application is marked for manual review by Australian police agencies, it may be delayed by as much as 1 to 15+ days. A manual review occurs if part or all of an applicant’s information bears some similarity with data in the national criminal database. It means that a police official will have to peruse the applicant’s application data manually.

How do I apply for a Police Check in Western Australia?

Applying for a Western Australia Police Check through Australian National Character Check is simple and straightforward.

Accredited National Police Clearance Certificate for Western Australia

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 Western Australia (WA).

A police check Western Australia is actually a National Police Check. When you apply for a police check Western Australia, in essence you are also applying for the following:

Police Check NSW
Police Check QLD
Police Check SA
Police Check Tasmania
Police Check NT
Police Check Victoria
Police Check ACT

Police Check WA for business and workplaces

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 streamline your police checks.

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