National Police Certificate - Tasmania

Service summary

You may require this certificate as part of the employment or screening process for employers or licensing bodies.

A National Police Certificate (NPC) lists an individual's criminal and traffic court outcomes, and pending charges that can be legally disclosed at the time of application. The certificate is used by many employers and licensing bodies as part of their screening purposes. Certain convictions may not be disclosed on a NPC in accordance with the legislation and policies of various police jurisdictions.

If you are applying for child-related employment, or volunteering you must apply for a Working with Children Check.

You should check with your employer or licensing body to confirm that a National Police Certificate is appropriate to your circumstances, as some employers and licensing bodies use alternative screening processes.

Tasmania Police do not process applications for a National Police Certificate from people residing overseas or interstate. Overseas applicants must apply to the Australian Federal Police.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To obtain this certificate you must:

  • present 100 points of ID at the time of application
  • pay the relevant application fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



National Police Record Check (if the applicant is an approved representative of a volunteer organisation, then the fee is $5).


National Police Record and Fingerprint Check.

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police

Act(s) name

Annulled Convictions Act 2003 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Criminal History Services
Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Tasmania Police

Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6173 2928

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