The NSW Police Force provides an opportunity for NSW residents aged 14 years and above to apply for a National Police Check for visa, adoption, employment (including authorisation as an authorised carer), approval as a household member of an authorised carer, some occupational licensing purposes, student placements and for volunteers working in Commonwealth supported aged-care facilities.
Individuals requiring a criminal record check for Australian citizenship, residency, spouse visa, guardianship of a child from another country, working visa or whilst travelling or living abroad, must apply via the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Details on applying for a criminal record check via the AFP is available at www.afp.gov.au. Non NSW residents must apply in the state they usually reside.
Individuals requiring a National Police Check must:
- complete an online application form available at www.police.nsw.gov.au,
- present the confirmation page and proof of identity to a NSW Police station: and
- pay the appropriate fee either online at the time of application by credit card or at a police station.