National Police Check NSW
Police Check Sydney and NSW
Are you looking for a police clearance certificate or police check in Sydney, NSW? Look no further than CVCheck. Our online police checks for NSW 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.
What is a Police Check in NSW?
CVCheck is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, often referred to by employers as a police clearance certificate or police check in NSW, through the National Police Checking Service. A police check applied for through CVCheck is not issued by state police departments, but it does list an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.
National Police Check NSW
CVCheck’s national police checks in NSW are delivered online and on demand. We’ve streamlined the process of ordering a national police check in Sydney so you can bypass queues, paper forms and snail mail.
Online Police Checks in NSW Made Easy
The process to apply for a police 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 police clearance certificate in NSW to be posted and delivered.
Thankfully, there’s now a much faster and simpler way to apply for a 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 national police 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 police clearance certificate is ready to be downloaded.
ACIC Accredited Service
Whether you’re in need of a national police check in NSW for employment, voluntary work, occupation-related licensing or registration purposes, at CVCheck we process thousands of national police checks in Sydney, NSW online.
Coverage Across 190 Countries
As Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification service, we’ve helped more than 700,000 enterprises, small businesses and individuals in Australia, and most other countries get the national police checks they need for work, study or licensing approval. Like many of our happy customers, we can help you skip the queues, too.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a national police check in NSW?
A national police check in NSW can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). CVCheck is accredited by ACIC to perform national police checks in NSW, which are formally known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks. Ordering a police check in NSW online has never been easier than with CVCheck. Simply create an account with us, then order and pay for your national police check. Get started.
How long does a police clearance certificate in NSW last?
Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a national police check in NSW is a ‘point-in-time’ check and is current as of the date of issue. A police clearance certificate has no formal period of validity. However, many employers and organisations only accept a national police check that has been issued in the past 12 months.
What is the cost of a national police check in NSW?
A police check in NSW costs $49.90 including GST when you apply online through CVCheck.
How long does a national police check in NSW take?
The majority of police clearance certificates in NSW are processed, and the results returned within 1 business day.
However, approximately 30% of all national police checks ordered within NSW and the rest of Australia are referred for manual processing. If this occurs, the result may take from 1 – 15 business days to be returned.
Processing of national police checks can take longer if the applicant’s details are similar to another individual recorded in the police databases, particularly if they have a common name. It is therefore always recommended that applicants order their police clearance in NSW at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.
What is the difference between a national police check in NSW and a criminal history check?
Other than the issuing organisation’s branding and logo that may appear on the certificate, there is no difference between a national 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 NSW 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)
Contact us if you need help with your national police check in NSW.
A smarter way to get a check
* 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.