National Police Certificate - Western Australia


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. 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.

Please note that you cannot apply for this certificate in WA if you currently reside overseas or interstate. Overseas applicants must apply to the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Interstate applicants must apply to their respective police jurisdiction.

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:

  • complete the relevant application form
  • present sufficient identification
  • pay the required application fee.

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


Valid at date of issue.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $55.10

Act(s) name

Spent Convictions Act 1988 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Police (Fees and Charges) Regulations 2018 Western Australia

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:

Enquiries, NPC Hotline

WA Police

Phone: 1300 651 963
Contact us website: National Police Certificate Enquiry Form (Opens in new window)