Criminal records

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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 security checks. We also provide information to foreign law enforcement agencies, prosecution and judicial services.

Services include:


Criminal Records -
National Police Check
AFP Criminal Records
Locked Bag 8550
Ph:(02) 6140 6502

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2020-21

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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