National Police Checks - Victoria
Need a police check in Victoria fast? With CVCheck, we deliver criminal record and police checks online and on demand. We’ve streamlined the process for ordering a national police check from Victoria so you can bypass queues, paper forms and snail mail.
† 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.
Police Checks for Victorians online
CVCheck has revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain a National Police Check in Victoria. By streamlining the process online, you can bypass unnecessary queues, tedious forms and untraceable snail mail. CVCheck offers this online service to all individuals and businesses in Melbourne and the rest of Victoria who may need a police check for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing and registration purposes. There’s no faster, smarter or more efficient way to get a national police clearance in Victoria.
Online Police Checks Made Easy
At CVCheck, we’re connected directly to the national government database, so the result of your police check in Victoria could be completed in as little as 1 day*. You can order on the go via our website by simply completing your personal details and providing copies of your I.D. We’ll then run your check and notify you as soon as your completed police certificate is ready to be downloaded.
ACIC Accredited Service
Our police checks are Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) accredited, so you know that when you’re obtaining a police check in Victoria from CVCheck, you’re getting a complete and accurate history. Our checks are trusted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers across Melbourne, Victoria and around the world.
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 checks they need for work, study or licensing approval. We can help you skip the queues too.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A police check in Victoria can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). CVCheck is accredited by ACIC to perform police checks for Victorian residents, which are formally known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks (or National Police Checks).
Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a police check in Victoria is a ‘point-in-time’ check and is current as of the date of issue. 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 Victoria costs $49.90 including GST.
The majority of police checks in Victoria are processed and the results returned within 1 business day.
However, approximately 30% of all these checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. If this occurs, the result may take from 1 – 15 business days to be returned.
Processing of police checks in Victoria can 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 police check at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.
Other than the issuing organisation’s branding and logo that may appear on the certificate, there is no difference between a police check in Victoria and a criminal history check in Australia. Since July 2018, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), the government body that regulates police checks, formally applied the title of Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) to all police checks in Australia.
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.