Police Check ACT

National Police Check in ACT

Are you looking for a police check in the ACT? Look no further than CVCheck. Get your police check online and on-demand, and save yourself the headache of police department queues, never-ending paper forms and lengthy postal turnaround periods. Don’t go anywhere else for your police check in the ACT – CVCheck will give you the information you need, fast!

CVCheck is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, often referred to by employers in the ACT as a police check or police clearance, through the National Police Checking Service. An ACT police check applied for through CVCheck is not issued by state police departments, but does list an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.

National Police Checks in the ACT

Whether you’re in need of a police check in the ACT for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing or registration purposes, CVCheck have streamlined the ordering process. Order a national police check for the Australian Capital Territory online and on demand from CVCheck and bypass queues, paper forms and snail mail.

Online Police Checks in the ACT Made Easy

At CVCheck, we’re connected directly to the national government database. So, you could have your police check results completed in as little as 1 business day*. You can order on our website by simply completing your personal details and providing a copy of your ID. We’ll then run your check and notify you as soon as your ACT national police clearance is ready to be downloaded.

Accredited and Trusted ACT Police Check

Our police checks in the ACT are Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited, so you know you’ll receive a complete and accurate check wherever you may be. Our checks are trusted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers across Canberra and the ACT.

Coverage Across 190 Countries

As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 1 million enterprises, small businesses, and individuals get the checks they need for work, study, or licensing approval in the ACT and beyond. We’ve helped thousands of people skip the queues and we can do the same for you too – get started on your ACT police check now.

Police Checks - ACT

Australia: National Police Check
$54.90 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 1 day *
Australia: AFP Check
$88.00 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 15 days *

Frequently Asked Questions

A police check in the ACT can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), such as CVCheck. Formally known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, they can be ordered online and on demand. Simply create an account with us, then order and pay for your ACT police check. It’s that easy!

A police check in the ACT is a ‘point-in-time’ check with no formal period of validity. Current from the date of issue, many employers and organisations will only accept an ACT police check that has been issued in the past 12 months.

A police check in ACT costs $54.90 including GST.

Because CVCheck is connected directly to the national government database, the majority of police checks in the ACT are processed, and the results returned, within 1 business day.

However, approximately 30% of police checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. When this happens, results may take 1 – 15 business days to be returned.

Police checks in ACT may be referred for manual processing if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals recorded in police databases, such as having a common name. Therefore, we always recommend that applicants order their ACT police check at least 2 weeks before they require the certificate.

There is no difference between a police check in the ACT and a criminal history check apart from the issuing organisation’s branding and logo that may appear on the certificate. A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) is the formal title that the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) applies to police checks.

A police check in the ACT may sometimes be referred to as a:

  • National Police Check (NPC)
  • National Police History Check (NPHC)
  • National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
  • National Criminal Record Check (NCRC)
  • State Police Check (no longer available)

If you need assistance with your police check in the ACT, please contact us.

* All turnaround times are estimated working times for a police check in the ACT 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 ACT police check or other 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.

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