A National Police Certificate is a full record of your criminal history. It displays all releasable court outcomes (sentences, convictions and findings of guilt) from all Australian States and Territories.
Many regulators will require you to provide a National Police Certificate as part of the application process for a licence, registration or other approval. Employers or volunteer organisations may also require you to provide a National Police Certificate before you commence employment or volunteer work.
An application may be made by you as an individual, or on behalf of the organisation that requires the information (with your consent).
Victoria Police will conduct nation-wide name checks and deliver the results to you or the organisation requiring the information. Generally, information, such as an individual's criminal history, cannot be released by Victoria Police to an organisation without written consent, and strict guidelines apply to the release of criminal history information to any individual or organisations.
Please read the Information Release Policy to be aware of the information released as a result of the check.
This document provides further information about applying for the National Police Certificate. To apply, complete the Online Application Form and Instructions.
Victoria Police does not conduct checks for overseas applicants or applicants for residency or citizenship. These applicants must apply to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Please visit the Australian Federal Police website for further details.