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#1 #mocha

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:13 PM

I need to get a police check.  I found quite a few online sites.  Has anyone used one they would recommend?

#2 ~Jolly_F~

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:18 PM

I have always done them through the government or police site in my state.

Never used an external party.

#3 zenkitty

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:25 PM

I wouldn’t go through a 3rd party - your state police website should advise. I seem to remember I applied for my last one through Australia Post.

#4 FloralArrangement

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:36 PM

Don’t do 3rd party. I’ve done them at the police station and check if it needs to be Federal as you can do those online.

https://www.afp.gov....l-police-checks

#5 Luci

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:37 PM

Agree I wouldn’t go through a 3rd party. I had one done directly from NSW Police. Filled in a form from the NSW police website, handed it in and paid the fee at my local police station.

#6 Mishu

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:41 PM

Do you need it for employment or volunteer purposes?

We use fit2work and I think you can do this as an individual. There are other sites that do this as well. If it is for immigration or to work with the gov’t I think you need to do an AFP check. If it is for employment elsewhere, a National Police Check is fine. I think there may be a difference in cost & what they provide as a result (a a full certificate or just a report that there are no adverse findings).

#7 amdirel

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:50 PM

We have to do the AFP one for work. It's quick and easy, not sure why you'd bother going through some random place.

#8 jayskette

Posted 14 February 2020 - 04:53 PM

your employer will tell you. never do one yourself as they are scams.

#9 SeaPrincess

Posted 14 February 2020 - 05:53 PM

You can fill in the form online or apply in person at a Police station in WA.

#10 Lunafreya

Posted 14 February 2020 - 06:20 PM

Your employer should really give you a form to fill out.

#11 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 14 February 2020 - 07:24 PM

She may need it for applying for permanent residency. DH used the AFP one listed above.

#12 seayork2002

Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:28 PM

I thought through work or police or official channels only

Never ever a 3rd party place

#13 #mocha

Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:35 PM

Thanks everyone, I did think the 3rd party ones looked dodgy, which is why I asked the question.

#14 WaitForMe

Posted 14 February 2020 - 09:40 PM

The AusPost one is good.

https://auspost.com.au/police-checks

You can do the whole thing online or do the id check in a post office if you prefer, and can get both a digital copy and printed out certificate.

eta: all 3rd parties need to apply for a license to do police checks.

Edited by WaitForMe, 14 February 2020 - 09:42 PM.


#15 **Tiger*Filly**

Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:22 PM

I got one last month through National Crime Check. Super easy to do online  I just uploaded some documents and got it back in 24 hours.  https://www.national...ASAAEgIJivD_BwE
I'm not sure why people would think they're dodgy.  My work recommends online ones when they send out your letter saying you need a new police check.

#16 Chchgirl

Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:59 PM

View Post**Tiger*Filly**, on 14 February 2020 - 10:22 PM, said:

I got one last month through National Crime Check. Super easy to do online  I just uploaded some documents and got it back in 24 hours.  https://www.national...ASAAEgIJivD_BwE
I'm not sure why people would think they're dodgy.  My work recommends online ones when they send out your letter saying you need a new police check.

I used this one as well plus a similar one in Nz.

Not dodgy at all.

#17 too tired to care

Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:09 AM

My previous work place used a third party that stated they would keep your data and info and that once you agree to a check your workplace can do other checks without your permission.
i was extremely uncomfortable with those conditions so chose to go through NSW Police. Workplaces have to accept that check as long as it fits the correct criteria- i.e working with vulnerable people.

#18 Treasure Island

Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:00 PM

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I got one last month through National Crime Check. Super easy to do online  I just uploaded some documents and got it back in 24 hours.  https://www.national...ASAAEgIJivD_BwE
I'm not sure why people would think they're dodgy.  My work recommends online ones when they send out your letter saying you need a new police check.



This is the one I used a few years ago as recommended by the training organisation I was with but then I had a prospective employer say they wouldn't take it. My next one will be done directly through the police. No quibbles then.

#19 MayaTheGrinch

Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:26 PM

Most people here just do it through the post office or the police station. (WA).




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