Police checking time frames

Police Check Timeframe

AuthNTick aims to process 95 per cent of standard police checks within 10 business days, noting that: the majority (around 70 per cent of all checks submitted) are completed in real-time and results returned to you within minutes up to 30 per cent may be referred to one or more police agencies and can take … Read more

Why my Police Check is Delayed?

Your check can be delayed if your check is referred to the police for further investigation because your name and date of birth may be the same or similar to the personal details of someone who has a criminal history in the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission national database. How long will my check be ‘referred’ … Read more

How long is a police check valid for?


National Police Checks (NPC) are ‘point in time’ checks and are current as of the date of issue. Results of police checks have no set expiry date. They are point-in-time checks, meaning that the results only reflect police records on the date they are released by each police agency. Decision makers are responsible for determining … Read more