Police Check

Get your accredited Australian National 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

$ 42 .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
$ 23 .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

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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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  • Your background check portal
  • Innovative technology
  • Flexible billing options

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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 National Police 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.

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:

Commencement of ID

ONE (1) is required

  • Full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)
  • Current Australian passport (not expired) (P)
  • Australian visa current at time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist
  • ImmiCard issued by Department of Home Affairs (previously the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) that enables the cardholder to prove their visa and/or migration status and enrol in services (P)
  • Certificate of identity issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia
  • Document of identity issued by DFAT to Australian citizens or persons who have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes (P)
  • Certificate of evidence of resident status.

Primary Use in Community Document

ONE (1) is required

  • Current Australian driver’s licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued by a state or territory, showing a signature and/or photo and the same name as claimed (P)
  • Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)
  • Current passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa (P)
  • Current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency in the name of the applicant, with a signature and photo
  • Current shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or licence) (P)
  • For persons under 18 years of age with no other Primary Use in Community Documents, a current student identification card with a signature or photo (P)

Secondary Use in Community Document

TWO (2) are required

  • Certificate of identity issued by DFAT
  • Document of identity issued by DFAT (P)
  • Convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by DFAT (P)
  • Foreign government issued documents - for example, driver’s licence (P)
  • Medicare card
  • Enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission
  • Security guard or crowd control photo licence (P)
  • Evidence of right to an Australian government benefit - Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs (P)
  • Consular photo identity card issued by DFAT (P)
  • Photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force (P)
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force (P)
  • Photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government (P)
  • Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) (P)
  • Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC) (P)
  • Credit reference check
  • Australian tertiary student photo identity document (P)
  • Certified academic transcript from an Australian university
  • Trusted referees report
  • Bank card
  • Credit card

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 National Police 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.

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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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