Police Check ACT

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Only $41.50 incl GST

Need a National Police Check in ACT?

When you need a police check or criminal record check in ACT, you can rely on Cited. We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks throughout the ACT, including Canberra and surrounding regions. With Cited, you can get your police check online and on-demand, and save yourself the headache of police department queues, tedious paper forms and lengthy postal turnarounds. With 70% of submitted National Police Checks in the ACT having a turnaround time of 24 hours*, you’ll be impressed by the simplicity and the convenience of the entire process. Don’t go anywhere else for your police check in ACT. Get started. Create a new, free Cited account today.

100% online

No need to post forms or visit the post office

Delivered super fast

Submitted checks are mostly back with you in 24 hours*

Great local support

Our friendly team are available to help using phone, email and live chat.

National Police Checks – ACT

If you need a National Police Check in the ACT for volunteering, employment, or for registration or licencing purposes, Cited can help. Our simple online application process means you can get your police check without the need to complete any paper forms or queue at your local post office or police station. Order your police check for the Australian Capital Territory online and on-demand now. It’s that simple.

Police Checks in ACT – Easy and Online

As we are integrated directly with government databases, you could have your police check back in as little as 1 business day*. You can order from anywhere and at any time with our mobile-friendly website. Just enter your personal details and provide copies of your I.D. and then we’ll run your police check. You will then be notified as soon as your check is ready to be downloaded from your secure Cited account.

Accredited and Trusted

We are accredited by the National Police Checking Service which is part of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC), so when you rely on us for your National Police Check in ACT, you know you will receive an accurate criminal history check when you use Cited. So, whether you’re in Canberra or surrounding regions within the ACT, you know you can trust Cited to deliver your police check when you need it.

Coverage Across all of Australia

We’re not just limited to providing a police check online in ACT. We help thousands of Australians across the country every month to get their police checks and to satisfy their other background screening and verification needs. Let us help you avoid the long queues at the post office and complete your police check 100% online – simply click here to get started on your police check.

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Cited is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).


You can order police check in ACT fast and  online with a free Cited account. We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to offer this service to residents of Canberra and ACT. Simply create a free Cited account, then order and pay for your police check. It’s easy.

Order your police check by clicking here.

A police check in ACT is a moment-in-time check, which means it doesn’t have a formal period of validity. The check certificate is current as of the date of issue. A large number of employers in ACT will only accept a police clearance if it has been issued in the past 12 months.

A police check in ACT costs $41.50 including GST.

In ACT, most police checks are processed, and the results are returned, within 1 business day.

Around 30% of the checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. When this happens, the result may take from 1 – 15, and in some instances more, business days to be returned.

The process of completing police check in ACT may take longer if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals listed in police databases, particularly if they have a common first and last name. Cited recommends that all applicants order their police check in ACT at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.

Apart from the issuing organisation’s logo or branding that may appear on the police check certificate, there is no difference between a police check in ACT and a criminal history check. From 2018, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) officially applied the title of Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) to police checks and clearances in Australia.

Police checks in ACT are also referred to as:

  • National Police Check (NPC)
  • National Police History Check (NPHC)
  • National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
  • National Criminal Record Check (NCRC)
  • State Police Check (no longer available)

Who do you need a check for?


“I need my own check for employment”

Our business

“I need to request checks from other people in our organisation”

Why Cited?

Great local Support

Our friendly local support team have years of experience and can help you with any questions.

Instant updates

To get check results as fast as possible we provide up to the minute notifications on the status of your results.

Comprehensive ID options

Identification is a critical part of obtaining a police check so we provide a comprehensive set of options to help you.

Secure and encrypted

Cited is the most secure online way to process your online police check with encrypted data and constant security monitoring to protect you.

Trusted technology

Some of the largest companies in Australia use our technology and trust us to meet the highest standards.

Accredited services

We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission which means we are subject to their regular data audits.

What our customers say

Awesome customer service, easy to navigate, I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a police check, the result was very quick and payment was via employer set up.
Noel M.
Very quick process and easy to get help when needed. It took less time than any I've used previously and I could do it all from home which was convenient.
I would recommend the service to any one in need of a police check, it's fast, affordable & easy to follow instructions. The layout is self explanatory & did not take a long time to do.

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We’ve been delivering checks for over 20 years. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and thousands of organisations trust us to deliver the checks they need.

* All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, Cited is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, Cited does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is Cited’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about police check delivery times here.

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