Police Check WA

Information about the Police Check WA


A police check WA is a national criminal history check authorised by the Australian government. To obtain a copy of your police check WA or national police certificate, you must submit a completed application to either your local WA police station or an accredited provider. Checked is an accredited provider able to offer a completely online application process which saves you time and hassle. We also provide a fast-tracked application option which in most cases returns an applicant’s police clearance certificate in as little as one hour.

How do I get a police check WA?

You are most likely to be asked for a police check WA before you accept an offer of employment or if you are seeking to join a volunteer organisation. More and more organisations around Australia are choosing to institute a standard procedure for new employees and members which requests a criminal background check before a formal offer or acceptance is given. This ensures that the services these organisations provide, and the environments they build, continue to remain safe and enjoyable for everyone. For example, you may be required to undergo a national police history check for the Department of Education WA if you intend to be affiliated with them in either a professional or volunteer capacity. 

Traditionally, to request a criminal record check, you would have to fill out multiple paper-based forms and submit them, along with verified copies of your ID, in person. Checked offers applicants a completely online application process. Our online form is designed to be intuitive and easy to submit. We utilise VerifyID™ to securely verify your identification documents online. When you have finished your application form and it is fully compliant with government standards, Checked can submit it to the central government database. You can complete the entire process in a single sitting.

Our express service is a special fast-tracked processing service which puts your application for a national police clearance at the head of the processing queue. However, in about 30% of cases, applications can be flagged for what is called a ‘manual review’ by the relevant police agencies. This occurs when part or all of an applicant’s information matches in the central government database so the information must be manually sighted before the national police clearance check WA may be released. If your express application is flagged and delayed, you can expect it to be released between 1 and 15 business days. In this instance we will refund you the express service fee.

How long does a police check WA last?

There is no set period of validity for Western Australia police check as they are considered valid up to the date of issue on the certificate. The organisation that has requested you obtain a national police check will be the best place to check how long an individual’s certificate may be valid for under their compliance rules and regulations.

Your police check WA will include information gathered from all over Australia. When you apply for your police check, you will receive a national clearance certificate. We are also able to offer:

The certificate will include any disclosable offences as determined by the government. Please follow this link for more information on exactly what is included on in your Australian police check.

How much is a police check WA?

The cost of a police check WA or national police check will depend upon the type of check you are applying for. Different rates apply to volunteer checks compared to standard checks. The express processing fee is additional to the cost of an application.

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