National Police Certificate - Western Australia


You may need 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. Certain convictions will not be disclosed on a NPC in accordance with the legislation and policies of various police jurisdictions.

You should check with your employer or licensing body to confirm that a NPC is appropriate as some employers and licensing bodies use alternative screening processes. If you are applying for child-related employment or volunteering you must apply for a Working with Children Check.

You cannot apply for this certificate in Western Australia if you currently reside overseas or interstate:

  • overseas applicants must apply to the Australian Federal Police
  • interstate applicants must apply to their respective police jurisdiction.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $57.60

Fees for 2021-22

Lodgement process


The application can be completed online but all applications must be lodged and signed at a post office.

Approval time

Most applicants will receive their certificate within 5 to 10 working days.

Administering agency

WA Police

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

NPC Hotline

WA Police

Western Australia
Phone: 08 6229 5900
Contact us website: National Police Certificate Enquiry Form (Opens in new window)