How To Obtain an Online Police Check in Australia

Posted by on July 21, 2020 in Government, Uncategorized with 0 Comments

Whether as a job requirement or working with vulnerable groups, police checks have become a necessity. But with technology like Smart-ID getting a police check has never been easier in Australia. It is the safest, fastest and easiest technology to validate yourself and your ID documents.

Australian National Character Check utilizes this cutting-edge biometric technology not only to protect the users information but also provides extended security against fraud and theft. Your identification documents can be validated using this technology, without you having to wait long periods of time in queues to get documents certified at a post office. It also eliminates the need to deal with paper-based forms.

One of the key requirements to obtain a national police check through is to upload a self photo known as a “Selfie”. It is required as a method of identity verification where the liveness is linked with the ID documents uploaded by the applicant. It is a 100% online procedure making the whole process fast and efficient.


The Australian police check, also known as a Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check is a certificate obtained from an agency that is accredited by the federal government. It contains the collection of conviction history information from the police about an individual. A Police Check is usually required when any organization wants to perceive the history of an individual. The character check uncovers any previous criminal records which could be an issue to the organization, their employees or to the general public like vulnerable groups.


A national police check or a state based check like a South Australia police check is mostly utilized to assist in taking a decision regarding an individual who may be involved or is likely to get involved in job roles within the Australian community. Those roles may include:

  • Job and recruitment applications
  • Registration or licensing schemes applications
  • Volunteering positions (non-profit)
  • Working with vulnerable groups or with children


A number of the workplaces today require you to have a recent character certificate. It is possible to receive a police check quickly in Australia by lodging the application online. Most checks get dispatched to applicants within one to three working days.

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