Traffic history

All candidates applying to join the AFP, either as an employee, contractor or secondee, must meet our employment character standards. It is therefore a mandatory requirement for candidates to complete and submit an Employment Suitability Questionnaire (ESQ). Please read the FAQ before completing the ESQ.

If you have ever held a licence, learner’s permit or provisional licence, the AFP requires you to provide a copy of your traffic history as a part of your Employment Suitability Questionnaire. The traffic history you provide must:

  • be dated no more than three months prior to the date of application
  • continuously cover the last 10 years you have held a licence. The only exception to this is Western Australia, where a five year history is the maximum available. If you have held a licence for under 10 years, your traffic history must cover the full duration you have held a licence
  • include a record from all states in which you have held a licence over the last 10 years (including a learner’s permit or provisional licence)
  • include the full document provided by your local licencing authority (i.e. do not upload one page of a two or three page document).

The below documents are not accepted as your Traffic History:

  • Traffic infringement notices
  • Demerit points record
  • Copy of driver's licence
  • National Police Check Certificate
  • Search Certificate
  • Document obtained through Freedom Of Information (FOI)

If you do not currently hold, and have never held, a driver’s licence you should upload a Statutory Declaration providing this information.

For information on our employment character standards, please select this link: AFP Character Guidelines. If you have any queries about the ESQ, please contact AFP Recruitment on 02 61315555.

Please note that you must submit the completed ESQ with relevant documentation before the closing date for applications. Failure to submit your completed ESQ by the deadline or submitting an ESQ with incomplete responses will result in your application not progressing to the next stage for consideration. 

Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email to confirm that the application has been successfully submitted.

Please check your inbox on a regular basis as emails will be used as the main form of communication.

All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application at the earliest opportunity, as such recruitment will not respond to email enquiring on application status.

Please login to AFP My Career and select Job Management in order to view your application status.

We would ask for your patience in this respect, as this rigorous selection process may take some time to process.

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