This is a secure online application portal designed for individuals requiring a National Criminal History Check for Employment or Volunteering purposes.
For Visa, Citizenship and Immigration purposes, you will need to lodge your application directly with the AFP.
Accepted for Licence Applications
All Police Checks are accepted by the Department of Commerce WA
InterCheck is ACIC accredited
All prices are in AUD and inc. GST. We accept Visa and Master Card
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National Police History Checks (Police Clearances) in Western Australia:
Most businesses across Australia today expect their employees to undergo a Police Clearance. It helps them protect their organisations from unnecessary risks from the get-go. If you’re based in Western Australia and need to acquire a Police Clearance – whether for a job or a licence application, then you probably have a few questions about this process: what sort of information is included, for instance, or how long it takes to get one. In this article, we’ll provide you with the basic information you need to know about obtaining a police clearance in Western Australia, so this process becomes simpler for you!
What will be released in my Western Australia Police Clearance Certificate?
A Police Clearance Certificate discloses records of any criminal and traffic convictions that you might have across all Australian states and territories. Notably, it also includes details of pending charges, which are any unresolved charges before Australian courts.
In Western Australia, your criminal record will provide a basic description of any offence that you have been convicted for, along with the date of the conviction and the sentence or penalty you received.
Can I use National Police History Checks issued by InterCheck for Licence Applications for the Department of Commerce WA?
Yes, absolutely. National Police History Checks issued by InterCheck are accepted by the Department. If you require consumer protection licences and registrations in Western Australia in the following industries:
- Property industries
- Motor vehicle industries
- Employment agents
- Debt collectors
- Mutual recognition
Licence applications must generally be accompanied by an Australian police clearance for all individuals associated with the application. Police Clearances must be issued in the individual’s full legal name. For more information on how to apply for those licenses, please head to the WA Department of Commerce. If you wish to get a Police Clearance to support your application, please click here
How long do offences stay on my record?
Offences will remain on your record unless they are “spent”. However, even if you have a conviction or convictions that are spent, these and any other convictions will show up when your record is being considered by the police or a criminal court.
A criminal court may take all offences, including those that are spent, into account when dealing with you in court. If you want to know more about the spent conviction scheme, you can read more on the Western Australia Police website.
How to obtain a police clearance in Western Australia
In Western Australia, you can not apply for your national police certificate through WA police station. You have to either apply online or through Australia Post.
Alternatively, you can apply through Intercheck and the process will be 100% online.
National Police Clearances for volunteers can be obtained at a reduced rate if you require them for voluntary or work placement purposes. The price currently is at $29.00 including GST for a volunteer police clearance.
If you require a National Police Clearance for an Industry Accreditation or for Employment purposes, you can apply as an individual on Intercheck’s Website. The price is at $49.00 including GST for a standard Police Clearance.
How long would it take to get the result?
If you applied through the Australia Post, it is stated that you have to allow for 15 working days before contacting the Western Australian Police and it will be done through the online form on the website.
For applicants applying through Intercheck, most of the results will come back 1 – 2 business days and you get an instant notification through SMS and email from Intercheck. If you have not received the result back within 4-5 business days, there is a chance that your application is being manual review by the police.
Note: If you require a National Police Clearance for Visa or Immigration purposes, you must apply directly through the Australian Federal Police (AFP)
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