Access to the National Police Checking Service is administered under the Australian Crime Commission Act 2002 (Cth) (ACC Act). The Service operates in accordance with all relevant Commonwealth, state and territory legislation applicable to the information collected, used and disclosed for the police check.
All Australian states and territories have spent convictions legislation or information release policies that determine the disclosure of criminal convictions on a police check result.
The police are responsible for administering relevant legislation or information release policies. Please contact your state or territory police agency if you need more information or clarification. The following links may be helpful in finding spent convictions and release policy information:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Victoria Police
- Western Australia.
If your police check result contains a conviction that you believe should be spent, you can dispute the result through the organisation that requested the police check.