Apply for a National Police Certificate
National Police Certificate applications can be made online or in person at participating Australia Post outlets.
Online applications now include online payment, id verification and delivery. Applications that do not need any further investigation can be completed within an hour.
Alternatively, in person applications can be made at a participating Australia Post outlet which require a 100 point identification verification.
In person applications and those which need further investigation from the online portal will be issued a physical NPC.
Please allow the following time frame to pass before contacting us. Any applications which need further investigation can take up to 15 working days. If your application was made more than 15 working days ago, if you are experiencing problems submitting an application or if you have received your certificate and wish to report an error, please contact us using the National Police Certificate enquiry form.
Postal delivery times:
- metropolitan area 3-5 business days
- regional areas 4-6 business days