Apply for a Victoria Police issued national police check and receive a certificate you can use for work, volunteering and occupation-related licencing and registration.

Wait time 4 weeks
What you need to do
Steps to get a national police check without fingerprints
Steps to get a national police check with fingerprints
Fingerprinting
Making an appointment

Call 1300 881 596 between 8am and 4pm, Monday to Friday to make an appointment to have your fingerprints taken. Make sure you arrive 20 minutes before your appointment, if you’re late you’ll have to reschedule.

What to bring

You’ll need to bring the following to your fingerprinting appointment:

  • Completed application form
  • 100 points of identification
  • Acceptable payment method, which changes depending on where your appointment is located.
Metropolitan fingerprinting location

Victoria Police Fingerprint Facility
Mezzanine Level, World Trade Centre
637 Flinders Street
DOCKLANDS VIC 3008
(entrance via Siddeley Street)
Payment options are EFTPOS, credit card, cheque or money order. Cash is not accepted.

Regional fingerprinting locations 

Most regional fingerprinting locations only offer this service one day per week.

Payment options are cheque or money order only. EFTPOS, credit card or cash are not accepted

Ararat Police Station
Barkly Street
ARARAT VIC 3377

Bairnsdale Police Station
45-47 Main Street
BAIRNSDALE VIC 3875

Ballarat Police Station

20 Dana Street
BALLARAT VIC 3350

Bendigo Police Station
221 High Street
BENDIGO VIC 3550

Geelong Police Station

110 Mercer Street
GEELONG VIC 3220

Hamilton Police Station
Thompson Street
HAMILTON VIC 3300

Horsham Police Station
Roberts Avenue
HORSHAM VIC 3440

Mildura Police Station
62-68 Deakin Avenue
MILDURA VIC 3500

Morwell Police Station
8-10 Hazlewood Road
MORWELL VIC 3840

Seymour Police Station
58 Tallarook Street
SEYMOUR VIC 3660

Shepparton Police Station

155 Welsford Street
SHEPPARTON VIC 3630

Swan Hill Police Station

507 Campbell Street
SWAN HILL VIC 3585

Wangaratta Police Station

21-33 Handley Street
WANGARATTA VIC 3676

Warrnambool Police Station
214 Koroit Street
WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280

Wodonga Police Station

100 Hovell Street
WODONGA VIC 3690

Costs
 Check type  Cost
 Police records check (name only)  $46.90
 Volunteer for an authorised organisation  $17.60*
 Police records check (name and fingerprint)  $183.40

*A reduced fee is available to volunteers, students on placements and those who qualify under the Family Day Care Scheme. A valid Community Volunteer Fee (CVF) number must be provided by an organisation registered with Victoria Police to claim the reduced fee.

Payment methods for non-fingerprint checks

Australian cheque or money order payable to Victoria Police. International cheques or bank drafts are not accepted.

Payment methods for name and fingerprint checks at the metropolitan location

EFTPOS, credit card, cheque or money order. Cash is not accepted.

Payment methods for name and fingerprint checks at regional locations

Cheque or money order only. EFTPOS, credit card or cash are not accepted.

FAQs

How long will it take to receive my certificate?

If you’ve applied for a national name check, you’ll need to wait a minimum of 10 working days from the date your application is received by Victoria Police.

For a national name and fingerprint check, you’ll need to wait a minimum of 20 working days to have your fingerprint appointment and check processed.

I live overseas, how can I apply?

If you live overseas you’ll need to apply for a check directly from the Australian Federal Police website (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link).

How long is the certificate valid for?

There is no expiry date on national police certificates. 

The police certificate is the result of a check of police records only up until the day it is issued. 

Each industry, organisation or individual may choose how often they need a new certificate issued.

What if I don’t receive my certificate in the mail?

Victoria Police only issues one original certificate, which is valid at the date of issue and copies aren’t provided. 

If you haven’t received your certificate within the time-frame above, then email Victoria Police or call them on 1300 881 596 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.


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