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Police Check in Western Australia (WA)

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

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

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

If applicants require a check that is issued by the WA Police Force, this can only be obtained directly through the WA Police Force. Australian National Character Check is not affiliated with the WA Police Force and applicants must obtain one directly through their website. This may also require you to have your identification documents certified via authorised personnel. Applicants should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a check by the WA Police Force to be issued.

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What is shown on a Police Check in Western Australia?

A national police check for applicants based in 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 National Police Clearance in WA valid for?

A Police Check in 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 National Criminal History Check application in WA 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.

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.

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

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:

A police clearance 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 in WA take longer than 24 to 48 hours?

WA Criminal Background Check results are automatically dispatched on the same day they are received. Australian National Character Check issues most national 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 Nationally Coordinated Criminal Check in Western Australia through Australian National Character Check is simple and straightforward.

Accredited National Criminal History Check for applicants in 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).

When you apply for a police check based in Western Australia, in essence you are also applying for the following:

National Criminal History Check in NSW
National Criminal History Check in QLD
National Criminal History Check in SA
National Criminal History Check in Tasmania
National Criminal History Check in NT
National Criminal History Check in Victoria
National Criminal History Check in ACT

National Police Checks online for business and workplaces based in WA

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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