National Police Clearance SA

National Police Check in SA

Don’t put up with lengthy post office queues and extended paper forms any longer. You can obtain a national police check in SA in next to no time with CVCheck. We run thousands of accredited national police clearances for SA residents every month in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our SA police checks are not only fast, secure and 100% online, but also trusted by government bodies, licensing authorities and employers. If you need a national police check in Adelaide, South Australia, 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 a police check or police clearance in South Australia, through the National Police Checking Service. A South Australian police check that is issued by CVCheck lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions including the South Australian police.

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

Online Police Clearances in SA 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 police 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 through SA by post! Thankfully, CVCheck has streamlined this process to ensure you skip the queues and get the national police clearance you need in South Australia 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 SA national police check and notify you by email the moment your completed police clearance is ready to be downloaded!

Accredited and Trusted SA Police Check

One of the great things about choosing CVCheck for your national 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, and across South Australia, who need a South Australian police check for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing, or registration purposes.

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 national police checks they need and skip the queues too.

Police Checks - SA

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

A national 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. However, many employers and organisations only accept a national police clearance that has been issued in the past 12 months.

A national police check (or national police clearance) in South Australia costs $54.90 including GST.

Since CVCheck is connected directly to the national government database, a national police check in SA is usually 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 clearance may take from 1 – 15 business days to be returned.

Manual processing of national police checks in South Australia 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 Adelaide order their national police check at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.

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

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

For further assistance with a national police check in Adelaide or anywhere in South Australia, please contact us.

* All turnaround times are estimated working times for national police clearances in South Australia 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 police check in SA or check package. 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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