National Police Certificate - Victoria

Description

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

In order to obtain a National Police Certificate you must complete and sign the appropriate application form, called Consent to Check and Release National Police Record, and pay a fee.

A 100-point identification check is required and an authorised certifier is needed to witness and certify identity documents and signature of the applicant.

Please read the associated documents for instructions and extensive information about the process involved.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

Once a National Police Certificate has been issued it is subject to national privacy laws and must not be used for purposes other than that for which it was issued.

Duration

A National Police Certificate is current only at the date of issue.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative $46.90

Name only. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $183.40 Name and fingerprint check. Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $48.30 Ink fingerprints (one set). Fees for 2017-18.
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $68.30

Ink fingerprints (two sets). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $88.20

Ink fingerprints (three sets). Fees for 2017-18.

Approval Time

Please allow a minimum of 10 working days for your application to be processed.

Administering agency

Victoria Police

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Enquiries Officer

Operating address: Victoria Police Centre
637 Flinders Street
Docklands, Victoria 3008
Mailing address: Victoria Police
GPO BOX 919
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9247 6666
Phone: 1300 881 596
Email: policecheckvic@police.vic.gov.au