National Police Record Check
Victoria Police provides a service to all Victorians who wish to
obtain a National Police Certificate for employment, voluntary work
and occupation-related licensing or accreditation within industries
such as the taxi industry.
For a National Name Check, please allow a minimum of 10 working
days from the date that the application is received for it to be
processed. The processing time may vary as information may be
required from other jurisdictions or the applicant may have a
similar name or date of birth to someone else and then this has to
If after the minimum period of 10 working days the applicant
does not have their certificate they can call the information line
on the 1300 881 596 and enquire as to the process of their
Changes to the National Police Certificate
As a result of the introduction of a uniformed National Police
Certificate to be utilised by all Australian police jurisdictions,
certificates issued by Victoria Police will be printed on this
secure paper effective from Tuesday, 5 July, 2011.
The paper features:
- A watermark of a padlock with two keys which is visible
when held up to the light;fluorescent tricolour threads on both
sides of the document glow blue, yellow and red when held under
ultra violet light
A border printed in MICROTYPE which can be read when viewed
under magnification (located on the right of the police service
logos on the front of the document).
Images on the front that are printed in heat sensitive ink
and when moderate heat or friction is applied they will fade or
Images printed in fluorescent ink and will glow yellow when
viewed under ultra violet light.
Screened background printed in solvent reaction
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