Police Check NSW

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Only $41.50 incl GST

Need a National Police Check in NSW?

Are you looking for a police check certificate or criminal record check in NSW? We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks, so you’ve come to the right place. All our NSW online police checks are completed on our website so we will save you the headache of police department queues, tedious paper forms and those long waits at the post office. Use Cited to get your police check in NSW – we will give you the information you need fast! Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks in NSW are commonly referred to as police checks, AFP police background checks or police clearances, with the result certificate listing an individual’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges sourced from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions.

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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 and Criminal History Checks in NSW

Our police checks in NSW are delivered completely online so there is no need to print any paperwork out. We have a streamlined process so you can get a National Police Check in NSW quickly and for a low cost.

The Easiest Way to Get a NSW Online Police Check

The traditional process for getting a police check in Sydney, NSW has not always been easy. You used to be required to apply directly through the NSW Police, where you would be asked to complete a paper-based application form, return it to your nearest police station with your proof of identity documents, make payment and then wait for the results of the online national police criminal check in NSW to be delivered to you.

There is now a better way to get a police check in NSW – Cited’s 100% online National Police Checks. We’ll not only save you money, but we’ll also save you the hassle of driving all over town to get your police check. We’re connected directly to the National Police Checking Service so you could have your criminal history check results in NSW within 1 business day*! Simply place an order, complete your personal details, make payment, and upload a copy of your ID. We’ll then run your information and notify you by email as soon as your completed national police certificate is ready to be downloaded from your Cited account. Create a new, free Cited account today to get started.

NPCS Accredited Service

We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s National Police Checking Service. So, whether you need a police check in NSW for employment purposes, licencing reasons or registration purposes, at Cited, we process thousands of online National Police Checks in Sydney, and throughout NSW every year.

You are in good company

As one of Australia’s fastest-growing screening and verification services, we help thousands of individuals and businesses get the checks they need for work, study or licencing purposes. We’re here to help.

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


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

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A police check in NSW 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. Many employers in NSW will only accept a police clearance if it has been issued in the past 12 months.

A police check in New South Wales costs $41.50 including GST.

In NSW, 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 NSW 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 NSW 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 NSW 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 NSW 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.

Join thousands of others

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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