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How to renew a police check

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Even when you have previously received your police check report, you still need to make renewals every given time. Most organisations or agencies encourage their employees to submit an updated copy of their criminal check result to protect the brand by mitigating the possible future occurrence of scandals.

Engagements in certain roles may also make it compulsory for you to renew your national police record check within respectable periods. Examples of such roles are;

Does the Police Check result expire?

People often wonder why they will need a renewal of their police record check result even after a prior one. They find it incredulous since a police check never actually "expires".

However, there are many other reasons why an individual should constantly renew their criminal history check results. For some sectors or purposes, the legislation on police and criminal records even mandates it. An example is criminal record checks in aged care sectors. Further to this, some of the reasons are;

Where to renew a Police Record Check?

If you obtained your check over 5 years ago, it is nothing compared to how easily you can apply for or renew the check. With the innovative online application, which is quicker, flexible and convenient, candidates can renew their certificates from anywhere in the world.

How to renew a Police Check

Candidates often get confused with the word “renewing” a police check. However, in the real sense, what people do is a new check application. The process is similar to applying for a new check, even if you got yours done recently.

The IDs for the criminal record check and the data you provide for a “renewal” are the same as those for starting a new check.

The following simple steps can get you a result online via ANCC:

What do I need to renew my police check application?

Before starting your renewal process, candidates must provide the following details, including supporting IDs to verify them.

How long does a renewed criminal history check last?

All results are “technically” valid until a new check is required from a decision making authority. However, employers and agencies must ascertain that the individual does not have a recent conviction in a related offence. Such conditions make a national police check result as valid as long as the requesting party wants it.

A renewed national criminal check is also point-in-time, but most organisations do not accept renewals over 3 months old.

Can I renew my Police Check in a different location?

An Australian criminal police check is a nationwide scheme and remains the same all through the States and Territories in Australia. You can make a successful renewal anywhere in Australia and the following locations: