Jump to content

How long did your police checks take?

  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 dimensionk

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Posted our forms yesterday and I'm already impatient. Busting to get started!

Edited by dimensionk, 13 November 2012 - 08:45 PM.

#2 B.feral3

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:22 PM

If you do it online it's way cheaper. I did one about 3 months ago. I did  it online for $25 and got it back in about 6 days. It was really quick.

#3 dimensionk

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

Oh I wish I had of seen that. Are you in Vic? I selected 'online' and it gave me a PDF form to fill out and post...

Edited by dimensionk, 13 November 2012 - 07:43 PM.

#4 jm's mum

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:05 AM

I'm in Vic too, I sent both off together - my husband's came back in a week but mine took the full 10 business days they quoted... And yeah we had to print the PDF's and post them in too.. Good luck original.gif

#5 Three Of Hearts

Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:13 AM

I'm in Vic too.  I posted ours off on the 8th of November and noticed they didn't bank the cheque until the 14th.  I'm impatient too!!  But only because I know I have to hold off sending the other forms back in until I have the police checks done!!

ETA- Mine turned up in today's post!  LOL!!  DH's didn't though dry.gif  He's such a shady character roll2.gif

Edited by Allie_D, 16 November 2012 - 09:37 AM.

#6 Kwyjibo

Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

The aussie one is really quick.

I had to get one when I was in England.

It arrived before the UK police clearance!

#7 dimensionk

Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:19 PM

They've had ours for two weeks now, so I just gave them a call...

DH's is being posted to us today.
Mine they're still waiting on other states. sad.gif He asked me if I've committed any offenses (I haven't). Maybe someone has a similar name.

Was really hoping to get this back today so I could bring forward our appointments... Now I'm worrying if they will even make them in time for our appointments!

Stressful. This whole thing makes me so mad at the government. Stupid bloody bureaucracy... And discrimination.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.