Apply for a National Police Certificate

Applications may be made online.
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A National Police Certificate (NPC) contains a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions. This includes traffic and non-police prosecuted matters. 

Applications for a WA Police Force NPC also include a request to spend any eligible WA convictions.

Only the applicant can complete the application by submitting an Australia Post online form.

Visit the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission website for more information about the NPC process.

Visit the information access fees page for application cost.

Processing times

An NPC can be delivered within minutes if submitted online and do not require further investigation, and within 5-10 working days for in person applications requiring postage.

Enquiry form

Submit an enquiry form if you are unable to meet the requirements of an NPC, have not received your NPC after 15 days or if there are any issues with the NPC once it arrives.

Proof of identity and accepted documents

Applicants must provide suitable proof of identity, based on a 100-point identity check. You must provide original proof of identity - copies will not be accepted.

*Indicates ID documents that are acceptable via online applications. If you are unable to meet the identity requirements, you can contact us and depending on your circumstances the WA Police Force may be able to make an alternate arrangement:

Primary documents

ID document


Australian Birth Certificate or Birth Card*70
Australian Passport*70
Australian Citizenship Certificate*70
International Passport* (passport must have a current valid Australian visa)70
Registration of Descent70

Secondary documents

Only 1 secondary ID document will attract 40 points, subsequent secondary ID will attract 25 points per item.
Secondary ID with a photo will be accepted as primary ID but only attract the points listed in this table:

ID document


Licence or Permit issued under Australia law40 or 25
State or Federal Government Employee Identity40 or 25
Tertiary Education Institution Identity  40 or 25
Australian Learner’s Permit40 or 25
Department of Veterans Affairs Card40 or 25
6    Centrelink or Social Security Card40 or 25
WA Photo Card40 or 25
ImmiCard40 or 25
Dangerous Goods Security Card40 or 25
Working With Children’s Card40 or 25
Consular Photo Identity Card40 or 25
Maritime Security Identification Card40 or 25
Proof of Age Card25
Medicare Card25
Council Rates Notice25
Property Lease/Rental Agreement25
Property Insurance Papers25
Motor Vehicle Registration or Insurance Documents25
Professional or Trade Association Card    25
Utility Bills (e.g. Telephone, Gas, Electricity, Water)    25
Credit/Account Card25
Bank Statement/Passbook25
Health Care Card25
Change of name (is required if ID is in a different named, however does not contribute to points score). Accepted are: Marriage Certificate, Divorce Papers, Change of Name Certificate from Registrar General.
    Total points score must equal100