Police Clearance WA
A WA Police Clearance is a national criminal history check authorised by the Australian government. To obtain a copy of your WA police check , you must submit a completed application to either your local WA police station or an accredited provider.
Workerchecks is an accredited provider able to offer a complete online application process which saves you time and hassle. Workerchecks returns an applicant’s police clearance in as little as one hour.
NB: If you require a certificate issue by WA Police (national police certificate), this can only be obtained through the WA Police Force. Checked Australia is not affiliated with the WA Police Force, and you must obtain one directly through their website. This may also require you to visit an Australia Post office, have your identity confirmed in person, and in some cases cannot be completed entirely online. You should allow a minimum of 10 business days for a WA Police Check to be issued.
Alternatively, Workerchecks can provide a Australian national police check, that comes with an 100% Acceptance Guarantee. This means, if you request a Australian national police check (for a valid purpose), and it is still not accepted by your 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 to be obtained online in as little as an hour through Workerchecks.
How do I get a WA Police Clearance?
You may find yourself asked to provide a Police Clearance WA – also commonly referred to as a national police clearance or National Criminal History Check (NCHC) for a variety of reasons. The most common reason applying for a job and compliance to employment regulations. In helping to keep Australia a safe place to live and work, many businesses are choosing to request a WA Police Check before they issue a formal letter of offer. These police check products are also commonly used by government department, recruitment agencies as a part of their employment screening policies.
A police clearance WA is actually an Australia-wide criminal record check. This check is commissioned by an government accredited provider, such as Worker Checks. Worker Checks are able to provide a National Police Check (or national police clearance), that comes with an 100% acceptance Guarantee. If you request an Australian National Police Check (for a valid purpose), and it is still not accepted by your the requesting organisation, we will issue a full-refund.
Worker Checks is an authorised accredited body not only able to offer you an online application option for a Australian National Police Check. Worker Checks are also able to provide an International Police Check or an AFP Police Check.
As this service is a nationally recognised criminal record check, all police checks, across all states, will capture the same information. Please see below some further information about obtaining a police check across the following states and territories:
- Police Check NSW
- Police Check SA
- Police Check QLD
- Police Check Victoria
- Police Check ACT
- Police Check Tasmania
How much is a WA Police Clearance?
$40 with Worker Checks.
We offer applicants a fast, streamlined and completely online application for national police clearance checks. Worker Checks can deliver your WA Police Clearance to you in as little as an hour after submission.
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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. Workerchecks offers applicants a completely online application process. Our online form is designed to be intuitive and easy to submit. Workerchecks verify your identification documents online. When you have finished your application form and it is fully compliant with government standards, Workerchecks can submit it to the central government database. You can complete the entire process in a single sitting.
In roughly 30% of cases, however, your national police clearance can be delayed, as it requires additional review by the relevant state police force. Typically, your national clearance certificate is received between 1 and 15 business days later, as this requires an official to sight and allocate a potential match.
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.
Your Worker Checks National Police Check certificate will include the following personal information:
- All names you have been known by
- Date of birth
- Any releasable court outcomes and criminal history (including pending charges) relevant to the purpose of the police check.
Your WA police check is an up to the minute document which does not expire; however, some employers will require a police check from Western Australia that has been issued within a certain time frame.
Government Accredited Police Checks
Worker Checks Pty Ltd is an Accredited Body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC).
Authorised to access the National Police Checking Service.
Worker Checks Pty Ltd have been assessed and approved against strict security and compliance requirements.
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