Spent Convictions Schemes

Spent Conviction

All Australian police agencies, except for Victoria, have legislation governing how information about a person’s criminal convictions may be used and disclosed. These legislative schemes, known as spent convictions schemes, impose rules on when convictions may become spent, and places limits on what may be done with the information relating to convictions that are spent. … Read more

How long does my criminal record last?

Spent conviction

The following information is general in nature and although every care has been taken in its preparation, it should not be relied upon to determine whether or not in any particular case a conviction or finding of guilt will or will not be disclosed in a National Police Check. Where there is any doubt or … Read more