National police certificate - Queensland


You may need a national police certificate as part of the application process for a licence, registration or other approval. Some employers or volunteer organisations may also require you to provide a national police certificate prior to commencing employment or volunteer work.

A National Police Certificate (NPC) conducted by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) is based on a search of the person's name against the criminal history records held by police services Australia-wide. This document is most commonly used for employment, study or overseas travel (check with your employer or licensing body to ensure a NPC is appropriate). In some cases, you may also be required to undergo a fingerprint search or an ASIO security assessment relating to politically motivated violence.

Service type


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $67.90

Police certificate (national search of criminal history using name only). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $241.15

Police certificate (national search of criminal history using name and fingerprints). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $109.25

Police certificate (ASIO ammonium nitrate). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $6.50

Processing fee. Fees for 2023-24

Lodgement process


To apply for a national police certificate, you must:

  • complete the application form, provide 100 points of identification and pay the prescribed fee
  • reside or work in Queensland.

If your legal name is a genuine mononym (single name) you will not be able to complete the online application and will need to attend an Australia Post outlet to complete your application.

Publications Details process

To view an electronic version of your national police certificate, you must register for a MyPost account and your certificate will be delivered to you via the Australia Post Secure Document Vault. If you have disclosable court outcomes, you will receive your certificate in hard copy via mail to the address specified on your application. Certificates with disclosable histories will not be received online.

Approval time

Online applications that do not require further investigation generally take 1 hour to be processed. You should expect processing to take an additional 5 to 10 business days if further investigation is required.

Administering agency

Queensland Police Service

Contact details

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