National Police Check NSW

Information about the NSW National Police Check


Choosing Checked to apply for a national police check NSW could save you valuable time and effort. Our fast-tracked online process is designed to speed up time you would spend filling out your paper form, with most of our clients receiving their national police check NSW in as little as an hour via email. 

How do I get a national police check NSW?

You may find yourself asked to provide a national police check NSW – also commonly referred to as a national police clearance or national police certificate (which can only be issued directly through a police agency) - for a variety of reasons. The most common reason for seeking a will be due to employment regulations. In helping to keep Australia a safe place to live and work, many businesses are choosing to request a national police check NSW before they issue a formal letter of offer. These police check policies are also common amongst government department employment agreements and attached to charitable organisations as part of their membership policies. They are designed to help ensure that the place you work in is a safe place for everyone.

A national police check NSW is actually an Australia-wide criminal record check. This check is undertaken by government accredited providers, and your national police check application form NSW can be filled out and handed to your local police agency in the case of a police clearance, such as a local NSW Police station, but the fastest way to process your application is online where possible or applicable.

NB: If you require a certificate issue by NSW Police (known as a national police certificate), this can only be obtained through the NSW Police Force. Checked Australia is not affiliated with the NSW Police Force, and you must obtain one directly through their website. This will require you to also visit a NSW Police station, have your identity confirmed in person, and cannot be completed entirely online. You should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a NSW Police Check to be issued.

Alternatively, we are able to provide a national police check (or national police clearance), that comes with an 100% Acceptance Guarantee. This means, if you request a national police check (for a valid purpose), and it is still not accepted by your the requesting organisation, we will issue a full-refund.

Checked is an authorised accredited body not only able to offer you an online application option for a national police check, but also a fast-tracked service that could see you processed in as little as a business hour.  Our express national police checking service puts your application to the head of our queue, with check results returned to most applicants via email the same day they requested their Australian police check.

As this service is a nationally recognised criminal background check, all police checks, across all states, will capture the same information. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:

If you would like more information about what will be shown on your national police check NSW certificate, follow this link.

How long does a national police check NSW last? 

Your national criminal history check will be valid for as long as the organisation requesting it accepts, and they will consider the date of issue on the certificate. This means that you may need to supply a regular renewal. Double-check with the authority requesting your national police check NSW for when your next certificate will be due.

How much is a national police check NSW?

When you choose Checked to apply for your national police check, you can access express processing at an additional fee. This is payable at the time of application, but should your certificate be delayed, we will refund your express fee back to you. In about 30% of cases, applications can be flagged by the central government database for what is called a ‘manual review’. This will occur if there is a partial or whole match of information to records belonging to an individual in the central government database. Unfortunately, we are not made aware if that will happen before your application is lodged. Generally, applications flagged for a manual review are released between 1 and 15 business days. 

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