WA Police Clearance Certificates

Need a WA National Police Clearance for your job, work placement or volunteer role? With WA Police, we'll help you verify your identity and apply online, so you can start working sooner. Apply online and get a response within 1 hour, delivered securely to your MyPost Digital Mailbox*.

What's a WA National Police Certificate?

A WA Police National Police Certificate (NPC) is a criminal record check. It lists your criminal and traffic court history, as well as any pending charges that are considered suitable to disclose.

Why do I need a WA National Police Certificate?

In Western Australia, many prospective employers, community organisations and licensing bodies will ask you to complete a police check before offering you the job. WA Police, in partnership with Australia Post, can help you get a quick, easy and secure WA police check within an hour*.

How to apply online

1. Complete your application

Complete the application form and complete your ID check online. Don't forget to have your original ID documents handy.

2. Pay

Pay and lodge your police check application online, using a MasterCard or Visa.

3. Receive your Police Check certificate

We'll notify you when your online police check is complete within the hour. You'll receive your certificate in your MyPost Digital Mailbox*.

How to apply in person

1. Complete your application

Complete the application form online, and click 'download and print your completed application form' at the bottom of the page. Print the application summary and gather your original proof of ID documents.

2. Get your ID verified

Come into a participating Post Office to lodge your printed application form. Pay and complete your ID check. You can use cash, EFTPOS, MasterCard or Visa to pay. You're nearly there!

3. Receive your Police Check certificate

You should receive your certificate in the mail within 15 days of submitting your application.

If your certificate doesn't arrive within this period, you can email WA Police to check the progress of your application.

Note: You'll need to complete your ID check within 30 days of printing your application summary.


A WA National Police Clearance certificate costs $52.60, and $14.90 if you're applying for a volunteer position. This price includes electronic or hard copy (paper) delivery of your certificate.

More information

For more information about WA Police checks, visit the following pages on the WA Police website:

* If you have no criminal activity, you'll receive your National Police Certificate in your Digital Mailbox within 1 hour. If you do not have a MyPost Digital Mailbox account you will receive an email to step you through the process of signing up for a digital mailbox. Terms & Conditions apply. If your check finds possible criminal history, we'll respond with your next steps.

Ready to apply?

Fill out the application form online.

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