Before ordering a National Police History Check, consult with the relevant industry body, organisation or employer to determine the type of check they will accept.

Please ensure you are purchasing the correct police check. We do not offer a refund if you find out you purchased the wrong type of police check.

You will need a Federal Police Check (AFP) for the following:

  • Residents of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Jervis Bay Territory and external Commonwealth territories
  • People seeking employment with the Commonwealth Government
  • People requiring a check under Commonwealth legislation
  • Australian immigration purposes
  • Overseas employment
  • Overseas adoption
  • Visa applications for overseas travel

This is not an exhaustive list as government regulations change constantly. This list is subject to change at any time without notice. Please check with the government department to whom you are applying.