International police checks may be delayed

We’re processing police checks as quickly as we can, but overseas disruptions are causing delays. Some countries and regions are not currently processing requests.

Australia Post International Police Check

If you’re new to Australia, or have spent more than six months abroad, a potential employer may request an international police check as part of their pre-employment screening.

Also known as police clearance or an international criminal history check, your Australia Post International Police Check makes the complex task of applying with multiple overseas police agencies simple.

Our checking process meets the highest international standards often required of international students, teachers and health practitioners, and is performed 100% online using digital document upload and secure document delivery.

Note: Some organisations have specific requirements for accepting international police check certificates. We recommend you check for any specific requirements before you proceed.

For VISA related police certificates you will need to check with the government authority where to obtain from as our checks are not suitable.

How to apply

  • The application process, including document upload and delivery, is 100% online
  • Your details are checked against criminal history records in your chosen countries

Essential information

  • 190+ overseas countries and territories to choose from
  • Check with multiple countries in a single application1
  • $175 per international check
  • $61 per New Zealand check

Are you a business?

Easily refer contractors, freelancers, interns, volunteers and employees to get their own police checks.

Streamline your employment screening with our Workforce Verification solution for identity, police and work visa checks.

National Police Check

Apply for your Australia Post National Police Check (Australian states and territories) online or at the Post Office, with results typically available within 2 business hours2.

1 You’ll be charged for each country selected during the 'Create Check' stage of the application.

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