The information you insert into each field and the documents you provide determines how the check with be processed. In the majority of cases 70% of applications are processed within a few minutes. Incorrect information, including the spelling of your name, may cause a delay.
With extensive user research we offer a user experience no matter what device you are on. Our Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC) Police Check process is easy, reliable and fast. Complete the online application form, upload your identification documents and within minutes you will receive a Police Clearance certificate to you registered email address. Why wait, start your application now!
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The ACIC do not provide a service directly to consumers. We are a leading technology company accredited by ACIC, the key government national crime intelligence agency, to provide Police Checks, as an authorised body operating in accordance with ACIC requirements.
Police Check relies on the strength of ACIC and its partnerships with law enforcement agencies across Australia. Its access to State and Territory Police services ensures that your result is a broad national Police Check.
Police Check is a secure online application service using best practice industry standards to ensure that the personal information you provide is protected.
Look here to get more information on why Police Check is the best way to get your official Police Check.
The Police Check result includes the statement of limitations, personal information that you have provided and police information which may include disclosable court outcomes (DCO). The results that appear out of the National Police Checking Service Support System is presented unaltered. The certificate provided to you is an ACIC approved branded result template displaying those results. As a result information cannot be removed, added or amended in any way.
The primary objective of the identity proofing requirements is to establish an individual’s identity from commencement. The Australian Government is committed to protecting the identity security of its people. You must a minimum proof of identity. This has to be at least four (4) identity documents, which may include birth certificate or Australian passport, drivers licence or Australian marriage certificate and Medicare card or credit card. Check out the complete list here.
To ensure that applicants are who they say they are, original identity documents are required and a comparison to a current photograph of the applicant will be need to confirm the accuracy of your identity. This is mitigate the use of a person details to submit an application that they have not giving consent to. The easiest way to do this is through the use of your mobile phone, which we will guide you through.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) works together with Australian police agencies to deliver the National Police Checking Service (Service). The Service allows individuals to apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, which is commonly referred to as a police check.
Police checks are often required when applying for employment, Australian citizenship, appointment to positions of trust and a variety of licensing and registration schemes.
A police check helps organisations make informed decisions about the suitability of applicants for a range of employment, registration or licensing entitlements, including:
ACIC accredits organisations who submit a significant volume of police checks to support their business operations. These organisations are known as accredited bodies. We are an accredited body.
The ACIC does not accept applications or submit police checks on behalf of individuals. ACIC only facilitates the national IT system that allows Australia’s police agencies to process police checks and share information.
All inquiries should be directed to us as the accredit body.
Your will need to provide four identity documents from three categories of identity documents:
Examples of these include:
Commencement of identity documents
Primary use in the community document
Secondary use in the community documents
Identity documents must contain the applicant’s:
Complete list of identity documents is available here (link to page)
The results provided on a police check will outline whether the applicant has No Disclosable Court Outcomes (NDCO) or Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCO):
NDCO means there is:
DCO means there is:
A police check result with a DCO may list the following police information:
There is no standard timeframe that a police check result is valid for. A police check is considered a ‘point in time’ check only, which means the results only reflect police records on the date and time the result is released. The organisation that requires the police check will typically determine the timeframe acceptable for a police check result to be valid, based on their own risk assessment or operational requirements.
Accredited bodies, police agencies and the ACIC work together to deliver the Service, aiming to process 95 per cent of police checks within 10 business days, noting that:
A ‘potential match’ may be found if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals recorded in police systems, particularly if they have a common name. Processing of a police check in these instances can take longer to progress.