National Police Clearance Western Australia (WA)
What are the options for obtaining a 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. 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 certificate 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 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 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 police check in 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. 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.
How much is a police check WA?
The cost of a police check WA for a standard application is $40. Significantly cheaper than other providers with a higher level of service.
Get your police check WA completed online in just a matter of minutes with Workerchecks. Start your application now and submit it in a single online sitting.
We can monitor Working with Children Checks by screening weekly - free of charge
– If you wish to register as a worker who will be working with children, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
For organisation’s who hold an account to screen workers – if the worker has a WWCC – we will screen weekly at no additional cost. Results will be available in your business portal. If there is a check discrepancy – you will receive an alert.
WWCC are only processed through the statutory organisations in each state – the contact details and websites for more information on the application process can be found below.
Once you have received your check – we welcome you to add it to your “check passport” and register it with workerchecks.com