Criminal history check Australia

Information on the criminal history check for Australia.

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Certificates can be obtained through the Australian Federal Police (AFP) or your state police authority.

Please check the dedicated Australian Federal Police website.

You can apply for "National Police Clearance Certificate-Name Check” either online through the AFP website, or offline by downloading and mailing the forms to the AFP.

If downloading the application form from the AFP website, please note that we require the Criminal History Check Application NOT the Immigration Criminal History Check Form. We need the Name Check only; no fingerprints are needed.