Australian Federal Police (AFP) Checks


Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check

Police Checks with the Australian Federal Police provide information on disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.

Complete it on your phone.

With Certn you can set up your account and complete your police check anywhere, on a computer or your mobile phone. We are ACIC accredited and you can access our local support team during business hours, Monday to Friday. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A National Police Check (NPC), also referred to as a ‘police check’, involves comparing an individual’s details against a database. If the name and date of birth combination of that individual matches any others who have police history information then the name will be vetted by police personnel to determine what information may be disclosed, subject to relevant spent conviction legislation and/or information release policies.

A National Police Certificate (NPC) is a document that lists an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges (that is, where a person has been charged with an offence but has not yet been to court) sourced from the databases of all Australian police services.

There are convictions, such as spent or juvenile convictions, which may not be disclosed on a NPC in accordance with the legislation and policies of the various police services.

Anyone 18 years or over can apply on their own, anyone under 18 years of age need their application to be countersigned by a legal guardian or parent.

It’s easy, with the Certn | Intercheck platform you can do it all online.

Most National Police Checks are completed and posted within 48 hours of the AFP receiving the application.

No. National Police Checks need to have the consent of the person they are running the check on. The AFP make no exceptions to this rule.

Contact us and we will discuss what potential options are available and how to navigate through it.

Yes. You can complete the process online.

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