Police Check ACT

Information about the Police Check in ACT


Are you looking for a police check ACT? We offer applicants a fully online application which ensures that you can complete and submit your national criminal history check application within one sitting.

We utilise an online verification tool called VerifyID™ which requires access documents to be provided from a scanner or camera. We can even fast-track your police check ACT, putting your application at the head of the queue. In most cases, an express application is returned via email to an applicant within one hour, however, delays can occur. If your application is delayed then we will refund you our express service fee as per the guarantee.

A police check ACT is an official national police check with information returned from the Australian government. An applicant’s criminal record check is completed and returned to the applicant in the form of a national police clearance or national police certificate which is considered valid up to the date of its issue. These are commonly requested as part of employment requirements to join volunteer organisations. For example, you may be subject to aged care ACT police check requirements if you are seeking employment in the aged care sector in Canberra or intend to volunteer to your time to a charitable organisation in the ACT.

The purpose of an Australian police check is to help ensure that environments and services are safe for everyone to enjoy. More and more Australian organisations are opting to include a criminal background check as standard procedure when onboarding new personnel.

How long does a police check ACT take?

Applicants seeking a police clearance certificate or police check ACT can be required to fill in a paper form and submit it, along with verified copies of their identification, to a local police station or accredited agent for processing. This process was time-consuming and often inconvenient. 

Individual applicants must submit their applications through one of the government accredited providers. Checked is authorised to accept and submit an applicant’s police check, as well as ensure that your application is placed at the top of the queue. Our express service option can return most applicant’s police check ACT in as little as one hour.

How long is a police check valid for in ACT?

There is no set period of validation for a police check ACT. It will depend upon the authority which has requested your police check as to how long they consider your national clearance certificate to be valid for. Often organisations will have standard compliance periods in place which mean that employees or members must supply an updated police check ACT on a regular basis.

The police check ACT is a national police check. Information from the central government database, which an applicant is checked against, is collated from all states and territories in Australia. We can help you obtain a:

So, if you are looking for a police check ACT, information from all states and territories will be included on your certificate. For more information about what appears on your clearance certificate, please see this link for further information.

How do I obtain a police check in ACT?

You are still able to complete a paper-based police check form and submit that in person to at the post office or police station. However, choosing Checked and our online application process will save you valuable time, even if you do not wish to use our express service.

Save time and get your police check ACT completed and returned in as little as one hour with Checked.

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