Police Checks South Australia †

National Police Checks in SA

Don’t put up with lengthy post office queues and extended paper forms any longer. You can obtain a police check in SA in next to no time with CVCheck. We run thousands of accredited National Police Checks for SA residents every month in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Not only are our police checks fast, secure and 100% online, but they’re also trusted by government bodies, licensing authorities and employers. If you need a police clearance in SA, Australia or in any of the other 190 countries we service, look no further than CVCheck.

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

National Police Checks in SA
Ordering a police check in South Australia is a streamlined process with results delivered online and on demand. Bypass queues, paper forms and snail mail when ordering a National Police Check from CVCheck. 

Online Police Checks Made Easy
The process for obtaining a National Police Check in Adelaide, SA has not always been as simple as it is with CVCheck. In fact, South Australian residents were previously required to download or collect a clearance form, provide 100 points of ID, take their application form and ID to the police station or locate a Justice of the Peace and then finally make a payment in person (sometimes via cheque or money order).

 After this lengthy process, the recipient would then be required to wait 10 business days for their application to be processed plus the time it takes for the police check to be delivered by post! Thankfully, CVCheck has streamlined this process to ensure you skip the queues and get the information you need fast!

At CVCheck, we offer a much faster and simpler way for you to get a police clearance in SA. Order on the go via our website – simply complete your personal details and upload a copy of your ID. We’ll then process your check and notify you by email the moment your completed police clearance is ready to be downloaded!

Accredited and Trusted

One of the great things about choosing CVCheck for your police check in SA is the fact that we’re connected directly to the national government database, meaning we have the resources to provide applicants with a completed police check in as little as 1 day*. This fast and efficient service is offered to all residents of Adelaide, South Australia, and anyone else in the world that requires an Australian National Police Check for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing or for registration purposes.

Coverage Across 190 Countries

As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 1 million businesses and individuals get the police checks they need and skip the queues too.

Police Checks - Australia

Australia: National Police Check

$49.90 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 1 day *

Australia: AFP Check

$88.00 incl GST
Estimated delivery time: 15 days *

Frequently Asked Questions

Police checks in South Australia can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). CVCheck is accredited by ACIC to perform police checks in SA, which are formally known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks (or National Police Checks).

A police check in SA is a ‘point-in-time’ check and is current as of the date of issue with no formal period of validity. A police check has no formal period of validity. However, many employers and organisations only accept a police check that has been issued in the past 12 months.

Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a police check in South Australia (SA) costs $49.90 including GST.

Being connected directly to the national government database means the majority of police checks in SA are processed with the results returned within 1 business day. However, approximately 30% of National Police Checks are referred for manual processing. If this occurs, the result may take from 1 – 15 business days to be returned.

Manual processing of police checks in SA can take longer if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals recorded in police databases, particularly if they have a common name. Therefore, we always recommend that applicants living in SA order their police check at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.

There is no difference between a police check in SA and a criminal history check in Australia, apart from the issuing organisation’s branding and logo that may appear on the certificate,

A Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, or NCCHC, is the formal title applied to all police checks in SA and Australia since July 2018 by the Australia Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). A police check in Australia 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)

* 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.

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