Police Checks NSW †

National Police Checks in NSW

Are you looking for a criminal record or police check in NSW? Look no further than CVCheck. Our online police checks will save you 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 NSW – 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 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 NSW

CVCheck’s police checks in NSW are delivered online and on demand. We’ve streamlined the process of ordering a National Police Check from New South Wales so you can bypass queues, paper forms and snail mail.

Online Police Checks in NSW Made Easy

The process for obtaining a police check or Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check in Sydney, NSW, has not always been easy. Residents were once required to apply through the NSW Police, where they would obtain an application form, return this to the nearest police station with their proof of identity documents, make a payment and then wait for the results of the criminal record check in NSW to be posted and delivered.

Thankfully, there’s now a much faster and simpler way to obtain an online police check in NSW. At CVCheck, we provide a 100% online service saving you time, money and the hassle of waiting. We’re connected directly to the federal police systems which means you could have your criminal history check results within 1 business day*! Simply place an order, complete your personal details, make payment and upload a copy of your ID. We’ll then run your information and notify you by email as soon as your completed national police certificate is ready to be downloaded.

ACIC Accredited Service

Whether you’re in need of a criminal record check in NSW for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing or registration purposes, at CVCheck, we process thousands of police checks in Sydney, NSW.

Coverage Across 190 Countries

As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 1 million businesses and individuals in Australia, and most other countries get the checks they need for work, study or licensing approval. Like many of our happy customers, we can help you 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

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

Ordering online police checks in NSW has never been easier than with CVCheck. Simply create an account with us, then order and pay for your police check.

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Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a police check in NSW 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 NSW costs $49.90 including GST.

The majority of police checks in NSW, also known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, 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 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 NSW 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.

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