Where businesses go for police checks

Our police check service provides businesses with secure, fast and convenient screening. If your potential employee pays there’s no direct cost to you, and there’s minimal resourcing requirements.

Australian businesses across a range of industries - like healthcare, construction, education and professional services - trust us to help screen their employees.

Why use Australia Post for your police checks?

  • No direct cost when your employee pays – we help your staff easily manage their police check – with no direct cost to you

  • Secure – we use the same encryption as many online banks to protect our customers' information

  • Trusted – we process over 8 million passports and identity checks every year

  • Fast – we communicate directly with the national police history database, so your staff will typically receive their police check within 2 business hours

  • Convenient – send your staff online or to their local participating Post Office, we have over 3,500 locations Australia-wide

Get a free toolkit

Easily refer your contractors, freelancers, interns, volunteers and employees to get a police check. Our free toolkit that includes instructional staff posters, email templates, intranet content, website banner and a record management template.

How much will it cost my employees?

For employee pays police checks there is no direct cost to your business. Your staff will simply apply directly to us and provide you with a National Police Check certificate.

  Digital certificate Printed certificate
Employees, contractors, freelancers and interns

Digital certificate


Printed certificate



Digital certificate


Printed certificate


The price of printed certificates also includes a digital certificate and delivery to the applicant via Registered Post.

If your employees apply online, they can pay by VISA or Mastercard credit or debit card. In-store, your employees can pay with cash, credit, or debit card.

Ready to get started?

Get a free toolkit that includes instructional staff posters, email templates, intranet content and a website banner that helps refer your employees for their police checks.

Your sharpest recruitment tool

Don’t lose the right person for the job because of a lengthy or frustrating recruitment process. Our Workforce Verification online tool will help streamline employment screening for identity, police and work visa checks.

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Australia Post International Police Check

An international criminal history check from Australia Post is 100% online, fast and secure. Get police clearance from more than 190 overseas countries and territories, with results typically available in 5-15 business days1.

Not a business?

Apply for a police check online or at a Post Office with our fast and easy application process.

1 If your application is flagged for manual processing it can take 15 or more business days to process your police check.