Australian Police Checks Online
When you order an online police check with Worker Checks, you’ll have your authenticated certificate within about two hours of submitting your application. Here’s a quick overview of how the fast police check process works:
- Fill out your application online.
- Submit your application.
- The police agency will process your application and perform the criminal background check.
- You will receive an email when your police certificate is available from your personal portal. This typically takes less than two business hours.
- Login and download your police check.
Whether your employer has requested a criminal check or you need one for another reason, you’ll be pleased to know that the process is quick and easy. Getting an Australian police check is straightforward with Worker Checks, an agency accredited and licensed with ACIC to conduct national police checks.
From start to finish, the entire process takes place online. All documentation can be uploaded via our blockchain-secured portal for total peace of mind. You can also use our platform to safely share your checks in the future.
After your application has been submitted, you’ll receive the police clearance Australia’s employers trust within two business hours or so.
Yes. With Worker Checks, you can apply for and receive a police clearance certificate. We authenticate all certificates so you and your employee can move forward with confidence.
Submitting applications and downloading and sharing certificates is fuss-free for both individuals and businesses. Our intuitive platform is also ultra-secure, utilising a private blockchain network to ensure all personal information is protected.
A standard online national police check costs AUD 40 with Worker Checks. We pride ourselves on offering a low price point and streamlined payments process without compromising the quality of our products.
We offer more than standard national criminal history checks. We also facilitate international police checks from more than 190 countries and territories across the globe. Do keep in mind that these take a little longer to process than our standard police checks.
We also offer specialist products for organisations. Visit our business solutions page to learn more.
A police check examines an individual’s criminal history and, in some states, traffic offences. All court outcomes and pending charges are disclosed in a police check. At Worker Checks, we understand that this information can be sensitive, and that’s why we’ve implemented cutting-edge blockchain technology to safeguard our users’ data.
National police checks in Australia do not have a specific validity window. Instead, they are only 100 per cent correct and up-to-date on the day of issuing. That being said, some organisations set their own requirements – for example, an employer may request a police check issued in the last 14 days.
It is the responsibility of employers and organisations to keep on top of their employees’ suitability at their own discretion.
In most cases, a national crime check and police check are the same thing. However, there are exceptions.
A police check can refer to a criminal history check here in Australia or anywhere around the world. Some employers request international police checks to determine the suitability of prospective employees.
A national crime check, in contrast, typically refers to an Australian police check.
Wrapping your head around the terminology related to police record checks can be a challenge. For answers to some of the most commonly asked question we get from our customers, check out our FAQs page.
Also known as an International Criminal History Check (ICHC), it details recorded criminal history in over 200 countries and overseas territories. This includes identifying felony and/or misdemeanour level conviction records and arrests pending adjudication.
Your check is usually ready within 5 to 15 working days. In some cases, it will take longer, depending on the processing times of government agencies coordinating checks in each country.
You may be new to Australia and want to verify your background to include in your CV or job application. Many businesses include an international police check as part of their pre-screening process if candidates have spent more than six months overseas. ICHC checks are usually required for international students, teachers and health practitioners, including:
- AHPRA registration
- Nursing Council of NZ registration
- Monash University International
- Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.
Workerchecks is a leading provider of international criminal history checks (ICHC). It is mandatory for health practitioners in Australia to apply for an international police check if they fall under specific categories. These include declaring a criminal history outside Australia and/or have lived in one or more countries other than Australia for six consecutive months or longer when aged 18 years or more.
When you submit your international police application with Workerchecks, our support team will review it to ensure all the required information and supporting documents are correct. You will receive a confirmation email with a reference page and reference number. You must provide these details with your Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration application.
Select International Police Check from Workerchecks product page and follow the instructions to create a Workerchecks account and then complete the application. Simply complete the data entry and consent. Upload your IDs and take a selfie for proving your identity. Submit your order for processing.
If you engage a workforce, you have a legal requirement to verify rights to work in the country and keep records to prove compliance. Workerchecks makes this task easy with one dashboard to instantly check, monitor and stay on top of re-checks to ensure your obligations are met.