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Criminal Record Check

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How do I check my criminal record online?

Applicants can use the online police check application form to obtain their criminal record check online. The police clearance application can be completed within a few minutes and lodged using a PC, mobile or tablet. Most criminal record certificates are dispatched within one to three business days. When released, criminal record check results are emailed directly to the applicant. Instant sms notifications are also sent. Applicants also have the option to request a hard copy of their criminal record check for an additional payment.

How much does it cost to obtain a Criminal Record Check?

The base price for a criminal record check is $46.00 per order. Payment options include PayPal,debit card or credit card.

How long is the Criminal Record Check valid for?

Criminal record 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 do not accept criminal record checks that are older than three months.

What is shown on a Criminal Record Check?

The criminal record check certificate displays all disclosable court outcomes that are consideredreleasable by Australian police agencies in accordance with spent convictions legislation. For example, if an individual had disclosable court outcomes in Victoria (VIC) and Queensland (QLD), the criminal record check will contain information on the disclosable court outcomes for those jurisdictions. Some convictions however may be spent and may not appear on the police clearance certificate. Information on the spent convictions scheme can be found here.

Persons who have direct or indirect contact with vulnerable persons are more likely to have older convictions displayed on their criminal record check certificate.

The criminal record check is a collation of police and conviction history information from all Australian states and territories. Hence the criminal record clearance undergoes vetting in the following jurisdictions: Victoria (VIC), Queensland (QLD), Northern Territory (NT), New South Wales (NSW), Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Tasmania (TAS), Western Australia (WA) and South Australia (SA).

How can I order Criminal Record Checks for my employees?

Australian National Character Check provides an innovative and 100% online solution for businesses and workplaces to meet employer compliance requirements when hiring or recruiting new staff. We are an official provider of national criminal record checks in Australia and are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to conduct criminal record checks by accessing the National Police Checking Service (NPCS). Businesses can manage all of their police checks in an organised and efficient manner using our online business services. Contact us today to find out how we can help make your organisation safer and compliant.