National Police Checking Service

National Police Checking Service

To help protect the Australian community, the ACIC works with Australian police agencies to deliver the National Police Checking Service (NPCS). The Service allows people to apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (check, previously known as a police check).

Checks are often required when applying for employment, Australian citizenship, appointment to positions of trust and a variety of licensing and registration schemes.

We accredit organisations who submit a significant volume of checks to facilitate individuals’ access to our Service; accredited bodies predominately provide checking services for in-house personnel. These organisations are known as accredited bodies.