National Police Check For Employment


National Police Background Check Australia

There is no faster way to get a national police check for employment in Australia than with us here at CVCheck. We are a National Police Checking Service (NPCS) accredited agency, which means we meet strict criteria from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), including verified company legitimacy and certain security requirements.

Using a secure online service such as that offered by CVCheck enables you to easily organise police background checks from your home or office. Results are then efficiently distributed electronically, providing you with instant access to your national police check online.

  • Fast and 100% online
  • Accurate information direct from the relevant authorities
  • Trusted for employment purposes by government, licensing authorities and employers
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National Police Check, Australia

$54.90 incl GST

Please note: National police checks in Australia cannot be used for Immigration, Visa or IVF applications.

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CVCheck, police agencies and ACIC work together, aiming to process 95% of national police checks within 10 business days, noting that:

  • 70% of all police background checks are completed within 1 business day.
  • 25% are completed within 10 business days as they’ve been referred to one or more police agencies because an individual’s name is similar to a person of interest.
  • 5% may take 15 business days or more (depending on the complexity of the check). Additional information on delivery times can be found on the ACIC website.

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Smarter National Police Checks

CVCheck has revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain national police checks for employment, streamlining the process online so you can bypass the queues, paper forms and snail mail. There’s no smarter way to get a national police check in Australia.

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

Our national police clearance certificates are ACIC accredited, so you are getting a complete and accurate history. CVCheck’s national police background 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 700, 000 enterprises, small businesses and individuals get the national police checks they need for CV and work, study or licensing approval. We can help you skip the queues, too.

National Police Checks - Australia

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    *Estimated delivery time: 1 day

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  • Who is CVCheck?

    CVCheck is a leading provider of background checks and employment screening services in Australia and New Zealand, conducting more than 300,000 checks every year for individuals, small businesses, government departments and enterprise organisations.

    So whether you’re a job seeker who needs a national police check fast before starting a new job, a small business owner wanting to perform reliable pre-employment checks before your next hire, or a HR manager at an organisation who is looking for a trusted partner to assist with large-scale employee screening, CVCheck have you covered.

    Australian National Police Checks

    Our secure online service means you can get a national police check for employment anywhere in Australia, no matter which state or territory you live in. Results are sent straight to your home or office electronically, giving you instant access to your national police clearance certificate online.

    CVCheck is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, often referred to by employers as national police checks or national police clearances in Australia, through the National Police Checking Service. National police history checks applied for through CVCheck are not issued by state police departments, but they do list an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.

    The Importance of National Police Checks

    If you’re in any doubt about whether you should order a national police check, here are some of the key ways a police check can benefit you or your business:

    Ensuring Workplace Safety

    If you’re an employer, you have a legal duty of care to maintain a safe work environment. National Police Checks empower you to make a fully informed decision when hiring potential candidates. Whether you have particular requirements around any previous convictions or you are looking to create an opportunity for someone who needs support in starting a new life, the best hiring conversations start from shared honesty about the current situation.

    Regulatory Compliance

    Many Australian industries enforce mandatory compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Often, these requirements include a periodic National Police Check as part of the employee licensing or accreditation process. This is particularly so for sensitive job roles that entail a certain level of trust or dealing with vulnerable persons. Some of the professions in Australia that require a National Police Check include childcare workers, teachers, tutors, aged care workers, health workers and more.

    Personal Peace of Mind

    If you’re applying for a job, looking to rent a home, or volunteering in the community, a National Police Check will give you peace of mind and a competitive edge amongst other candidates. Proactively obtaining your own police check demonstrates your trustworthiness and reliability to potential employers or organisations and can help to fast-track administrative processes that cannot be completed without a police check certificate.

    Apply for Your National Police Check Online at CVCheck

    In today’s society trustworthiness and regulatory compliance needs are a factor in most industries. CVCheck makes it easier to satisfy these requirements wherever you are.

    At CVCheck, we remain committed to providing customers with online convenience and speed with trusted and secure ACIC-accredited National Police Checks you can rely on. And since we’re directly connected to the national Police system, most results are returned in less than one day!

    If you have any questions, contact our helpful team or check out our FAQs below.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is a national police check in Australia?

      A National Police Check (NPC) or police clearance certificate, formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC), is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.

      Certain convictions, such as spent or juvenile convictions, may not be disclosed on a national police background check in accordance with the legislation of the various police jurisdictions.

    • Why might someone need to obtain a National Police Check?

      A National Police Check may be required for various purposes, such as employment, volunteer work, professional licensing, immigration, adoption, applying for a loan or renting a property. It assesses an individual’s criminal history to ensure they are suitable for their role or responsibility, focusing on public safety and security.

    • How does the National Police Check process work?

      To order a National Police Check, select “I need a National Police Check on myself” or “I need a National Police Check for employees” to place your order. We provide streamlined results directly from the national police checking service. If no disclosable criminal history is found, a certificate is issued indicating a clear record. Otherwise, details of any criminal records are included. We’ll notify you once your National Police Check is ready to be downloaded.

    • What is not shown on a national police check for employment?

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

    • How do I order a national police check for employment?

      A national police check in Australia can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). CVCheck is accredited by ACIC to perform national police checks online, so you can simply create an account with us, then order and pay for your national police clearance certificate. Get started. Learn more about Australian National police checks.

    • How long does a national police check for employment last?

      A national police check (NPC) is a ‘point-in-time’ check and is current for employment as of the date of issue. A national police clearance certificate has no formal period of validity. However, many employers and organisations only accept a national police clearance that has been issued in the past 12 months.

    • What is the price of a national police check for employment?

      A national police check in Australia costs $54.90 including GST.

    • How long does a national police check for employment 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 for employment at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.


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    Transformed our recruitment process

    This used to be a time-consuming task with applicants coming to our office with their IDs and documentation. The Recruitment Officer would have to copy all their papers and check the right ID was provided for the police check. In some instances the candidate would end up needing more documents and they’d have to organise to come back. Now the whole recruitment process is automated. Our checks go through CVCheck which is integrated with our custom-built CRM system and the process of screening candidates is now streamlined and smooth.

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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.