InterCheck Australia provides a secure online application portal designed for individuals requiring a
National Criminal History Check for Employment, Positions of trust or Volunteering purposes.
If you are a business, requiring Police Checks for your staff or workforce, please visit our business page.

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Government Accredited

InterCheck is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence commission and has been operating since 2011.

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Fast Turnaround Time

Typically receive your digital certificate within 1 business day* once we have verified your ID.

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Convenience

  • 100% online process
  • Digital certificate
  • SMS notifications
  • Local support team

Most businesses across Australia expect their employees to undergo a National Police Check.

However, different states have different rules and legislation regarding how to obtain the National Police Check Certificates.

If you’re based in Queensland and need to obtain a police check – whether for a job or an insurance application, then you probably have a few questions about this process.

How our National Police Checks work

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    Apply online

    Apply using your mobile or desktop. Form takes between 3-5 mins to complete.

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    Verify your ID online

    Using our secure platform you, provide consent, upload your ID and submit your application from anywhere.

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    Digital certificate

    Your certificate can be downloaded online and you can share it with your employer / place of work immediately.

Price

$49.90 Inc. GST Standard check

$29.90 Inc. GST Volunteer Check

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Accepted Australia wide, covering:

  • All states and territories of Australia

Ideal for:

  • Employment
  • Voluntenteers
  • Students
  • Position of trust.

Are you a business?

Business Police Check

  • Streamline your police checking process
  • Remove administration constraints
  • Payment options – business or applicants pay
  • Centralised Online Management system
  • Built for SMEs & Enterprise
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Verification Service

Streamline Employment screening and background check services for your business, including:

  • Entitlement to work / Visa check
  • Qualification checks
  • Employment history
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Australia Wide

Intercheck is accredited to provide National Police Checks across all states and territories within Australia. Our official ACIC certificate is accepted and recognised Australia wide.

Victoria

New South Wales

Queensland

Western Australia

South Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Tasmania

Northern Territory

International:

New Zealand

About InterCheck

InterCheck Australia, is an online service accredited, under contract, to access the National Police Checking services (NPCS), via the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC). The ACIC agency works with law enforcement partners, including the State & Territory police jurisdictions, in order to deliver the Police Checking services Nationwide. Find out more via acic.gov.au

InterCheck Australia can therefore help both individuals and businesses obtain criminal history clearances (police checks) much faster and more conveniently using our simple and secure online police checking service.

Different types of Criminal History Checks in Queensland:

Note that you have to be a resident in Queensland to be able to apply for the national Police Certificate through Queensland Police.

The two most common types of Criminal History Check offered by the Queensland Police are a National Criminal History Check and a Queensland Criminal History Check. Queensland Criminal History Check does not contain convictions imposed outside of Queensland – if you require a complete disclosure of your Criminal History across all states and territories of Australia, you need to apply for a National Criminal History Check.

Queensland Criminal History Check is most sought after for the court related purposes while a National Criminal History Check is generally required for employment or volunteer purposes.

Where can you obtain a National Criminal History Check?

For employment or volunteer purposes, you can apply through InterCheck online portal. InterCheck Australia is a government accredited provider and therefore we have direct access to the government database. The normal turnaround time is from 1 to 2 business days ( 80% of the applications) and if your application is flagged for manual processing, you can expect it would take between 2- 10 business days.

If you previously applied through InterCheck and need to track your application status, you can log into your account here with your email and password.

If you wish to apply for a new police check, please click here to access to our online application form.

What is the difference between a National Criminal History Check obtained from Queensland Police and the one from Intercheck?

There is no difference between the National Police Check Certificate issued by Intercheck or a Queensland police station. We use the same database as the Australian Federal/ State Police. The only difference is, that a National Police Certificate issued by Intercheck, will have our logo on it.

You can verify the authenticity of the Criminal History Check Certificate issued by Intercheck via our verification tool. Click here to access the page.

Advantages of getting Police Check with InterCheck:

  • No printing or scanning required.
  • No need to sign documents.
  • No waiting weeks and weeks for the results.
  • Instant online lodgement.

How long does your criminal record last in Queensland:

In Queensland, you don’t have to mention a conviction if the time of the offences passes :

  • 10 years if you were convicted in the Supreme Court or District Court as an adult
  • 5 years for other cases, unless you were ordered to pay restitution, and then until you have paid.

 
Those are different to the nationwide offences:

  • 5 years if you were convicted as a child
  • 10 years for all other cases.

Note: Prosecutors, courts and certain jobs may still require you to mention your criminal history, even if the appropriate time has passed.

The advice is to always read documents you have been given to very carefully, and if necessary, you can seek legal advice.

Spent convictions scheme in Queensland

In some cases, you don’t have to mention old minor convictions after a certain amount of time has passed due to the Spent Convictions Scheme.

The scheme covers convictions for minor federal, state and foreign offences, with protection depending on the type of offence. It also covers pardons and quashed convictions.

There are some limited exceptions excluded from the scheme. The Attorney-General has also granted exclusions from the scheme for several categories of employment. That means if you apply for such positions must declare all convictions, or any convictions for specific offences, as required for the specific position.

If you want to learn more about the Spent Convictions Scheme, please contact the Queensland Police.

Need a Police Check today?

Make progress with your job search and police check by getting in touch with InterCheck Australia today!

Our online application is easy and simple to use. If you have any problems or concerns,
you can call 1300 794 440 to speak with one of our consultants.

Don’t leave getting your criminal background check to the last minute. Let InterCheck Australia help you right now!