How do I apply for a police clearance if I am in Australia?

There are two ways to apply for a police clearance in Australia:

If you use the online form:

  • under Section B: Purpose of check, you must select:
    • Purpose Type: Commonwealth purpose / Employment
    • Purpose of Check: Immigration/Citizenship.

If you download or print the form:

  • under Section 8: Purpose of check:
    • mark the checkbox next to question number 33 - Immigration/Citizenship.

More information on how to complete the National Police Check application form is available from the Australian Federal Police website.

You will not be asked to have your fingerprints taken when you apply for a police clearance in Australia.​​

For more information see the Character Fact Sheet and the character and police requirements page on this website.​​

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