National Police Clearance W.A.
Police checks and clearances in Western Australia are delivered online and on demand. We’ve streamlined the process of ordering a National Police Check in Perth, so you can bypass post office 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.
Smarter Police Checks in WA
CVCheck’s police checks have revolutionised the way individuals and organisations obtain a police check or clearance in Western Australia. We’ve streamlined the process online so you can bypass unnecessary post office queues, tedious paper forms and untraceable snail mail. There’s no smarter way to get a police check in WA.
Fast and 100% online
At CVCheck, we’re connected directly to the national government database, so the result of your police check in WA could be completed in as little as 1 business 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 clearance certificate is ready to be downloaded.
Trusted and Secure
Our police checks in Western Australia are (ACIC) Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accredited, so you know that when you’re obtaining a police clearance from CVCheck, you are getting a complete and accurate history. Our police clearances are trusted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers in Perth and around the world.
You’re in good company
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 clearance in WA can be ordered through bodies accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). CVCheck is accredited by ACIC to perform police clearances in WA, 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 clearance in WA is a ‘point-in-time’ check and is current as of the date of issue. The check has no formal period of validity. However, many employers and organisations only accept a police clearance (also known as a police check) that has been issued in the past 12 months.
Formally known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, a police clearance in WA costs $49.90 including GST.
The majority of police clearances in WA, also known as Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks (NCCHC), are processed and the results returned within 1 business day.
However, approximately 30% of the checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. If this occurs, the result may take from 1 – 15, and in some instances more, business days to be returned.
Processing of the police clearances in WA may 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 clearance 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 clearance in WA 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 police checks and clearances in Australia.
A police clearance 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.