Police Check Victoria

Information for Police Check Victoria


You may be required to provide a police check Victoria as part of your employment regulations or if you intend to volunteer for some charitable organisations. More and more of Australian businesses and volunteer organisations are requesting that their employees and members obtain a copy of their national police clearance before they are permitted to commence work. Agreeing to provide your police clearance certificate or police check Victoria is helping Australian organisations to provide safe and secure environments and services. You may be required to undergo a regular criminal record check to remain compliant in your employment or as part of your membership. 

How do I get a police check Victoria?

A national police check is authorised by the Australian government. When you apply for a criminal background check, you must submit that application to either your local Victorian police station or an accredited agency like Checked. 

We offer our applicants access to an intuitive, streamlined and entirely online application process designed to be completed in a single sitting. When you opt for our express processing service, that puts your application at the head of the processing queue. You could have your copy of a national police certificate emailed to you within an hour. You could complete your form online, submit it and have your Australian police check emailed to you within a matter of minutes instead of the standard waiting time of weeks with paper-based forms and submission in person.

In some cases, however, a police check Victoria may be flagged by the central government database for what is known as a ‘manual review’. This occurs when part or all of the details submitted on your application match details within the central government database. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing whether your application will be one flagged for review but should that happen we will refund your express service fee. Typically, your certificate is released within 1 to 15 business days thereafter.

What shows up on a police check Victoria?

A police check Victoria is actually a national police check Victoria that is screened across the relevant police agencies across Australia. It lists any disclosable offences which appear on an individual’s criminal record pertaining to all states and territories within Australia. When you apply for your national clearance certificate, you are effectively applying for a:

For more information about what can appear on your national criminal history check, please see this link for further information.

How much is a police check Victoria?

How much your police check Victoria will cost depends on the type of check you are applying for. There are two types: volunteer and employment. Volunteer police checks are slightly cheaper than the standard ones, however, if you opt for a volunteer check but require a standard form, you will need to restart your application and purchase the correct type of police check. It is always best to double-check with whichever organisation has requested your police check Victoria to know which application to submit.

Our express service fee is charged on top of the cost of the police check. Your express service fee will be refunded if your certificate is not provided within the guaranteed time.

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