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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 with Australian police agencies to deliver the National Police Checking Service. The Service allows people to apply for a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, commonly called 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.

We accredit organisations who submit a significant volume of police 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.

Last updated
8 April 2019