Police Check

Get your accredited Australian Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check online now.

For individuals

Police check prices

Our best police check price. Fast and easy online application.

Launch prices. Limited time offer

$ 45 .90

Employment police check

GST included

  • 100% online application
  • 70% of checks are completed in real-time*.
  • Secure and easy
  • ACIC Accredited
  • For employment, licensing, rental and personal purposes
$ 24 .90

Volunteer police check

GST included

  • 100% online application
  • Fast and easy
  • Secure
  • ACIC Accredited
  • Only for non-paid jobs or positions within the voluntary sector

If you have any questions please contact us

Police check for businesses

Built with the latest technology. Easy to use. Full support provided.

Backy Check offers multiple solutions that help your business process police checks, background checks, reference checks, VEVO checks, online identity checks and screening services quickly and efficiently.


Online portal

  • ID verification included
  • Pay as you go
  • Customer support responses within 24 hours

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API integration

  • Fully integrated into your system
  • Access to reports and dashboards
  • 100% online application

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  • Introduce any client
  • The client uses our services
  • You start getting paid

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Just a few of our business features

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No fees

Nobody likes fees, including us. Pay only for what you need, when you need it.

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Real time updates

Review the status of a check in real time. Real time KPI tracking against our service standard for processing times.

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Dashboards and reports

Multiple dashboards and reports including ones that show your orders in-progress, order history, applicant performance and much more.

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Customer's ticketing system on portal

Easily submit support tickets directly in the portal.

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Monthly online invoice

Invoices are in the portal, and can be easily accessed. A list of past, paid and open invoices can be seen in your portal's dashboard.

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Automated follow ups

We know you don’t have time to wait. Get automated follow ups to applicants or referees who don’t respond.

Why use us for your police check?

Australia-wide police checks

A Backy Check Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check is trusted and valid in all Australian states and territories.

Your police check certificate - also known as a criminal history check, police clearance or criminal record check - can be used in:

How to apply for police check

ID documents needed for a police check

ACIC requires you to provide 4 documents from the 3 categories listed below:

In all instances, the combination of identity documents must contain at minimum your full name, date of birth and a photograph, and must not be expired.

If you have provided identity documents using a former name, such as a maiden name, you must provide evidence of the name change in addition to the four identity documents.

The nature of the documents in each of the categories is summarised below:

Where the names that appear on any of the identity documents differ, the following documentation must be provided to demonstrate a link between the differing names on the identity documents:

  • an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages issued change of name certificate; or
  • an Australian marriage certificate issued by a State or Territory. Church or celebrant-issued certificates will not be accepted.

Commencement of ID

ONE (1) is required

  • Australian Birth Certificate or authorised record of birth (not an extract or birth card);
  • Immigration record or document, including:
    • an Australian Citizenship Certificate;
    • an Australian visa (supported by a foreign passport, which is needed for verification) current at the time of entry into Australia as a resident or tourist. This can also be accessed through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) system delivered by the Department of Home Affairs; and
    • an ImmiCard issued by the Department of Home Affairs to assist visa holders to provide evidence of their Commencement of Identity in Australia; and
  • A current Australian Passport, not expired.

Primary Use in Community Document

ONE (1) is required

  • Australian passport not expired (including Ordinary, Frequent traveller, Diplomatic, Official and Emergency)
  • an Australian driver licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued by a State or Territory, showing signature and/or photo;
  • ImmiCard issued by the Department of Home Affairs to assist visa holders to provide evidence of their Commencement of Identity in Australia;
  • a passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid visa or valid entry stamp or equivalent;
  • a proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian government agency which shows the name, date of birth, photo and signature of the individual; and
  • for persons aged under 18 years with no other Primary Use in Community Documents, a student identity document issued by an Australian government agency or Australian school only.

Secondary Use in Community Document

TWO (2) are required

  • DFAT issued Certificate of Identity;
  • DFAT issued Document of Identity;
  • DFAT issued United Nations Convention Travel Document Secondary;
  • Foreign government issued documents (e.g. driver licences). Documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by a NAATI accredited translation;
  • Medicare card;
  • Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission;
  • Security Guard/Crowd Control photo licence;
  • Evidence of right to a government benefit (DVA or Centrelink);
  • Consular photo identity card issued by DFAT;
  • Police Force Officer photo identity card;
  • Australian Defence Force photo identity card;
  • Commonwealth or state/territory government photo identity card (this may take the form of a Working with Children or Vulnerable People Card or a government issued occupational licence);
  • Aviation security identification card;
  • Maritime security identification card;
  • Firearms licence;
  • Australian secondary or tertiary student photo identity document;
  • Certified academic transcript from an Australian university;
  • Trusted referees report;
  • Bank card, credit card (without recording the payment card number/s); and
  • Tax File Number.

Learn more about the documents required for a police check.

Police check FAQ

Visit the Backy Check website at backycheck.com.au/background-check-services

  • Select the check you want. You can also bundle with other checks you may need - for example as the VEVO check.
  • Once you've completed your purchase you will receive a link to finalise the application online by verifying your identity online, and upload the required documets.
  • We will then notify you once your check is ready.

Once the police check is submitted to the ACIC

70% of all Backy Check applications are completed in real-time*. These are the police checks which result in ‘no potential matches found’ and have ‘no disclosable court outcomes’.

30% require manual process and 95% of those are processed within 10 days. These are found with ‘potential matches against applicant’s details'.

Please ensure you allow yourself adequate time to receive your police check just in case your application requires manual investigation.

*Figures may vary over the time.

An Australian police check shows Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCO). These include, but are not limited to:

  • Any charge found proven in court.
  • Details of the court that heard the charge, the date and any penalty or sentence.
  • Findings of guilty by a court, even if no conviction is recorded.
  • Court convictions, even if no sentence or penalty was given.
  • Good behaviour bonds and similar court orders.
  • Charges laid by police but not yet proven, or otherwise, in court.
  • Current investigations in which the subject is a suspect.
  • Children’s Court convictions and guilty findings.
  • Traffic convictions and guilty findings.
  • On-the-spot fines issued by police that ended up in court.

There is no standard timeframe for which the results of a police check are valid.

A police check is considered a ‘point in time’ check only. Therefore, the results only reflect police records on the date and time the result is released. It is up to the organisation that requires the police check to determine the timeframe acceptable for a police check result to be valid, based on their own risk assessment or operational requirements.

No, a police check is not suitable for reuse for multiple purposes. For example a police check conducted for the purpose of becoming a volunteer in an aged care facility cannot be used later to apply for a teacher's job in a school. This is because the purpose identified on the police check application may be used to determine which information is disclosed in the police check report.

Police check special deals

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Police check for students 10% Discount

If you are a student you can have special offers by ordering your police check with Backy Check.

We have also special offers on other services like VEVO check.

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Police checks for volunteers

Backy Check offers a special price for volunteers in Australia. A Backy Check Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check is trusted and valid in all Australian states and territories. We value our volunteers who help our community [...]

Bundle your police check with other services and save.

We offer different discounts when you purchase multiple checks.

Check out a few examples below!


GST included

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Police check


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VEVO check


Discounts are automatically applied at the checkout


Credit Check Premium $11.90/month

Monthly credit report and credit score updates.

Police check + Online identity check $52.80 $47.90

Full Australian police check plus a global online identity check.

Credit check + Online identity check $31.80 $28.90

Check for fraud or identity theft nationally and globally.

Police Check report sample

To view the police check sample click on the image.

Police check Australia. Apply online in 3 easy steps.

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With Backy Check, you can apply for a National police check anywhere on any device.

70% of the police checks are delivered within hours from the submission.

30% within 10 business days

The application process is easy, intuitive, and straightforward.

A national police check delivered by Backy Check can be used for:

  • Employment
  • Probity - such as volunteering, foster parenting, student’s placement, renting or leasing; and
  • Licensing purposes

You are not required to specify if you are in contact with vulnerable groups.

Your data security is our top priority and we have employed the most advanced and secure cloud infrastructure to protect you and your privacy.

To apply is easy

  • Go on BackyCheck.com.au and buy the checks you need.
  • Login into Backy portal and complete your application. You will be required to verify your identity by uploading 4 identity documents. You can use your mobile phone to take and upload images of your documents.
  • Download your check results. You will receive a notification when the order is ready.

A Backy data officer assigned to your case will look after your request all the way through.

Apply for your Police Check now at BackyCheck.com.au

National Police Check Australia.

AMICI Tech is an ACIC accredited criminal history provider. Backy Check is the commercial arm of AMICI Tech and it promotes background check services. AMICI Tech is accredited under Contract to access the National Police Checking Service (NPCS) through the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission. Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is a registered trade mark of the Commonwealth of Australia. Find out more at acic.gov.au .

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All our people, resources, servers, every bit of data are in Australia

*70% of all checks submitted to the Service are completed and returned to all accredited bodies immediately. Approximately 30% of checks may be referred to one or more police agencies and can take longer than 10 business days to be returned due to the manual nature of this process