Police Check QLD

Information about a Police Check in Queensland


What are the options for obtaining a police check in QLD?

A requesting organisation may request that you provide a national police check (they may also ask for a police clearance, national police clearance certificate, criminal record check). is important to confirm what type of check they require.

You can apply for a through your local police station in your state or territory, or you can choose an accredited provider like Checked to get your police check QLD quickly. We offer our clients a completely online application form, with a process that significantly reduces your time and effort compared to obtaining a national police certificate.

Our online form is designed to help applicants complete and submit their entire application form in a single sitting. When you submit your application during business hours and choose our express option, you could have your national criminal history check (known as a police clearance) emailed back to you within as little as an hour. 

In roughly 30% of cases, the central government database may flag your national police clearance for a ‘manual review’. When this happens, an official must sight your criminal background check before it can be released. Generally, this delay requires 1 to 15 business for your results to be released. Unfortunately, we are unable to know ahead of time whether your application will be flagged, so should this happen, Checked will refund you the cost of our express service fee. This can also happen when requesting a national police certificate through the police directly.

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

How do I get a police check QLD?

More and more organisations are requesting that individuals provide them with a current national police check before they join a volunteer organisation or given an official offer of employment. Providing your Australian police check helps Australian businesses and volunteer organisations to keep their environments and services safe for all Australians to participate in. 

If you have been asked to provide a copy of your criminal record check then you have a couple of ways of obtaining your national clearance certificate. Individual applicants are not able to submit their own application directly to the government for processing so they must complete and submit their forms to either their local QLD police station or a government accredited agency, like Checked. We can not only accept and submit your application for a police check QLD, we are also able to put it at the top of our processing queue with typical turnaround times of just one hour if you need it (assuming no manual review is required). When you choose a paper-based form, you could be waiting weeks for your certificate to be processed and returned to you via post. When you choose Checked, you could have your certificate emailed within as little as 1 business hour.

There are a couple of different types of police checks. For example, you are not able to submit an Australian Federal Police (AFP) check with the QLD police. A national police check for visa applications must be submitted directly to the AFP. If you are unsure which type of record check you need to apply for, please ask the authority requesting a copy of your clearance for more information.

Your police check QLD issued by Checked Australia which extends to all states and territories. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:

How long does a police check QLD last?

There is no set period of validity when requesting a police check QLD but whichever authority has requested you provide one will have a compliance period so it’s best to check with them whether your current police check. Whoever has requested a copy of your police check QLD will have more information on how long your certificate is valid for and when to provide an updated one.

How much is a police check QLD?

The cost of your police check QLD differs depending on the type of application that you select. Police checks for employment differ from the price of volunteer checks. Please note that if you provide the wrong kind of check then you will be required to purchase the correct application.

For a fast police check QLD potentially returned to you in as little as one hour, choose Checked and our online express police check service.

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