What are the options for obtaining a police check in 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 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.
NB: If you require a certificate issue by Victoria Police (national police certificate), 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. This will require you to have your documents certified, then also need to post it away, and cannot be completed entirely online. 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.
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 our processing queue. You could have your copy of your national police check 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 when requesting a national police certificate through the police.
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 actually covers all states and territories 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 check across all states and territories. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:
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 brings your check to the top of our process queue. Your express service fee will be refunded if your certificate is not provided within the guaranteed time.
Get your police check Victoria with Checked and save time and hassle with our completely online application process and express service.