You are here: Queensland Government home For Queenslanders Your rights, crime and the law Crime and police Criminal records and history checks Criminal history checks Print Criminal history checks You may need a criminal history check when you are: starting a new job working overseas adopting a child.
The 2 most common types are: a National Police Certificate —often sought for general employment, study or overseas travel a Queensland Criminal History copy of own —often sought for court-related purposes. Australian Federal Police checks The Australian Federal Police AFP provides national criminal history checks when you are: seeking employment with the Australian Government requiring a check under Commonwealth legislation seeking it for Australian immigration purposes living overseas.
Online applications include online payment, ID verification and delivery.
Fees and payment There are different fees and payment methods depending which type of criminal history check you apply for. Other documents available for purchase at your local police can be paid by: cash bank cheque personal cheque money order made out to the Commissioner for Police. Blue card screening You need a blue card to work with children and young people as a: paid employee volunteer student business operator.
When employers must check records Some employers and licensing and registration bodies are legally required to check your criminal record when you apply for a job, licence or registration with them.
They include: working with children i. In some cases, you must disclose old convictions, such as when you apply for a blue card. Last updated: 22 October Is your feedback about: this website. Feedback on government services, departments and staff Please use our complaints and compliments form. Page feedback How satisfied are you with your experience today? Dissatisfied 2. The process may be further delayed if information is required from interstate jurisdictions pertaining to the national name search.
If you are performing a criminal background check as a landlord or Law in Australia, you can only request a copy of your own criminal record. There are a few official sources in Australia for Criminal Records. There are also unofficial and free ways of obtaining records relating to convictions.
For a National Name and Fingerprint Check, please allow a minimum of 20 working days to have your fingerprint appointment and check processed. We recommend that you allow sufficient time for processing and return by postal services before making enquiries regarding your application.
You may contact the Public Enquiry Service on to check the status of your application. Victoria Police provides fingerprinting services at various locations throughout Victoria. We provide two types of fingerprinting services — Ink and Livescan. Please ensure you select the appropriate appointment for the fingerprints you require. Livescan is the taking of fingerprints electronically for the purpose of a national name and fingerprint check.
Once the check is completed, a Victoria Police issued National Name and Fingerprint certificate will be provided. Common purposes that require a Livescan appointment include:.
If a physical set of fingerprints are required, you will need to make an Ink appointment. Please check with the agency requesting your ink fingerprints whether they require the prints to be taken on a specific form. While fingerprints can be taken on a Victoria Police fingerprinting card, we will be unable to offer any refunds if the fingerprints are rejected due to the form being incorrect.
Palm impressions are also taken if required.
Click here to make an appointment online. If you have accessibility concerns or your fingerprinting requirements fall outside the above, please call between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please note, cash is not accepted. Most regional fingerprinting locations only operate one day per week for this service. Payment options at regional locations are cheque or money order.
This secure paper is now used nationally by all Australian Police Services. In the past, individuals were prohibited from retrieving information about themselves to prevent being forced by employers or landlords to hand over the information. Locate Inmate and Prison Information. Easy Payment. Specialist Lawyer Guarantee We guarantee you will be represented in court by a lawyer with years of criminal defence experience ensuring you receive the highest quality legal representation.
If you dispute some or all of the criminal history information resulting from your police check you must follow the guidelines to commence official dispute proceedings. Firstly you need to determine who conducted the check on your behalf. This could be Victoria Police, an interstate police jurisdiction where Victorian criminal history was released, or a private company authorised to conduct checks known as an Accredited Agency or Broker.
If you submitted an application form directly to Victoria Police you need to put your dispute in writing, including a copy your photo ID eg current passport, driver licence and any relevant details to:. In order to assist with the confirmation of identity, with regards to the resolution of any disputed criminal history information, you must provide as much additional information as possible.
You may also be required to provide comparison fingerprints to assist in any determination however this will only be requested where necessary. No fee will be charged for taking comparison fingerprints. If you submitted an application via an interstate police jurisdiction you need to lodge your dispute with them according to their dispute process. Please make direct contact with the specific police jurisdiction. The accredited body will arrange for you to complete an NPCS Dispute form which they will lodge on your behalf. Please visit ACIC accredited bodies.
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