National Police Check VIC

Information about the Victorian National Police Check


How do I get a national police check Victoria?

When you apply for a national police check Victoria or a national criminal history check, you are requesting a criminal record check from the Australian government. You are not able to submit an application for a criminal background check directly to the government so you must submit your form to either your local VIC police station or an authorised registered provider. Checked is authorised to submit and manage your application for a national police check online, we can also process your application 100% online, and often have the results back to you much faster than when requesting a police clearance certificate through the police directly.

NB: If you require a certificate issue by Victoria Police (also known as national police certificate or national police clearance), this can only be obtained through the Victoria Police Force. Checked Australia is not affiliated with the Victoria Police Force, and you must obtain one directly through their website. You should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a Victoria Police Check to be issued.

Alternatively, we are able to provide a national police check, 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.

This way you will also not need to visit a post office or police station, and the base cost for a check is often less as it is efficiently completed 100% online. You also have the option to request that your police check be obtained online in as little as an hour through Checked Australia.

We offer our clients a fully online application form which means that you can complete your entire application in one sitting, including verifying your identification documents. We utilise VerifyID™ to securely verify your identification through documents provided from either a scanner or camera.

When you opt for our fast-tracked service then your national police check Victoria could be returned to you in as little as one hour. This express service applies to submissions during business hours. In some cases, your application may be flagged for a manual review by the central government database and this process will delay the release of your certificate. If you have opted for an express service and your application is delayed, then we will refund you the express service fee. Please note that we are not advised prior to you submitting your application whether a delay may occur. Certificates are usually released between 1 and 15 business days in this instance.

What does a national police check Victoria look like?

The official national police certificate issued by the Victorian police will be an official document detailing any criminal history disclosable on an individual’s police record for results all over the country, and this document will have the police logos on it. When you request a national police check from Checked, we provide a certificate, that will include our accreditation details, as well as the ability for your employer to verify its validity. In both cases, the national police check Victoria will contain information from all states and territories in Australia. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:

For more information about what kind of information is included on your certificate, refer to the relevant information here.

How much is a national police check Victoria?

The cost of your police check will depend on the type of that you have applied for. For an Australian police check required for your employment, you must choose the standard check type. If you have been asked to undergo a national police check as part of a volunteer organisation then you are able to opt for the volunteer clearance check instead, which is slightly cheaper. Please note that if you supply the wrong police history check has been nominated then you may need to reapply for your certificate and pay the total cost again.

How long does a national police check Victoria last?

Your national police check Victoria 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 provide regular renewals of your clearance to remain compliant, depending on the regulations of the authority or organisation which has requested your check.

For fast, online and hassle-free applications, choose Checked. We can help you complete, submit and receive your national police check Victoria in as little as one hour.

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