National Criminal Record & History Check

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National Criminal Record & History Check – Online & On Demand

There’s no faster way to get your Criminal Record Check than with CVCheck! As a leading National Police Checking Service (NPCS) accredited agency, we meet strict criteria from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), including verified company legitimacy and certain security requirements.

At CVCheck we call them a National Criminal Record & History Check, and sometimes they can be called National Police Check or even a Criminal History Check. No matter what they’re called, they all still verify your information from the same ACIC database.

By using CVCheck’s secure online service, you’re able to easily organise verification checks from your home or office. Results are then efficiently distributed electronically, providing you with instant access to your National Criminal Record and History Checks.

  • Fast and 100% online
  • Secure and privacy assured
  • Trusted for employment purposes by government, licensing authorities and employers

Please note: Criminal Record Checks cannot be used for Immigration, Visa or IVF applications. For more information, please visit our FAQ’s here.

Smarter Police Checks

At CVCheck we've revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain Criminal Record Checks across Australia by streamlining the process online so you can bypass the queues, paper forms and snail mail. There’s no smarter way to get your Criminal Record and History Checks than with CVCheck!

Fast and 100% online

We’re connected directly to the Federal Police systems, so most results are returned in less than 1 day. Order from anywhere via our website and we’ll notify you as soon as your national police record check is ready to be downloaded.

Trusted and secure

All of our Criminal Record Checks are ACIC accredited, so you're guaranteed a complete and accurate history. CVCheck’s Criminal Record Checks are trusted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers.

You're in good company

As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 180,000 businesses and individuals get the checks they need for work, study or licensing approval. We can help you skip the queues, too.

Police Checks - Australia

  • Australia: AFP Check

    *Estimated delivery time: 15 days

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    $88.00incl GST
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  • Australia: National Police Check

    *Estimated delivery time: 1 day

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    $64.80incl GST
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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is a National Criminal History Check?

      A National Criminal Record and History Check is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges and is sourced from Australian police jurisdiction databases.

    • What is not shown on my Criminal Record Check?

      Certain convictions, such as a spent conviction or juvenile conviction may not be disclosed on a National Criminal History Check.

    • How do I order a National Criminal Record and History Check?

      You can order a National Criminal Record and History Check straight from CVCheck! Simply create an account with us, then order and pay for your Criminal Record and History Check.

      Click here to get started.

      Learn more about National Criminal History Checks from CVCheck Help.

    • What is the cost of a National Police Check?

      Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a National Police Check costs $49.90 including GST.

    • How long does a National Police Check take?

      The majority of National Police Checks are processed and the results returned within 1 business day.

      However, approximately 30% of all National Police Checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. If this occurs, the result may take from 1 – 15, and in some instances more, business days to be returned.

      Processing of National Police Checks may take longer if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals recorded in police databases, particularly if they have a common name. It is therefore always recommended that applicants order their National Police Check at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.

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    * All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, CVCheck is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, CVCheck does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is CVCheck’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about our delivery times here.