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National Police Checking Service

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To help protect the Australian community, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) works together with Australian police agencies to deliver the National Police Checking Service (Service). The Service allows individuals to apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, which is commonly referred to as a police check.

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

The ACIC accredits organisations who submit a significant volume of police checks to support their business operations. These organisations are known as accredited bodies.

More information about the Service and how to apply for a police check can be found below.

Last updated
13 December 2017