Victorian Taxi Association

National Police Record Check

  • Posted on 28 Jul 2011

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.

 Processing Timeframes.

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 be investigated. 

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 police check.

 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 disappear momentarily.

  • Images printed in fluorescent ink and will glow yellow when viewed under ultra violet light.

  • Screened background printed in solvent reaction ink.


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