National Police Checks

Due to recent issues with the payment gateway, a small number of instances have occurred where following payment the screen freezes. If this happens, please contact AFP Criminal Records and we will investigate it for you and take any necessary action. Please do not complete another application as this will result in your being charged more than one fee!

If you have any queries on the progress of your application please contact AFP Criminal Records via email, and include:

  • your full name
  • date of birth and
  • payment details (cheque or money order number)

The Australian Federal Police is responsible for the collection, collation and recording of court outcomes relating to criminal and traffic prosecutions.

We provide assistance under the provisions of section 8 of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 to members of the public, businesses and organisations that require various entitlements such as employment and National Police Checks. We also provide information to foreign law enforcement agencies, prosecution and judicial services.


Criminal Records - National Police Checks
AFP Criminal Records
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Ph:(02) 6140 6502

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