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Why 1-Check

  • Simple online process

    Apply online for the fastest and easiest way to get your Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check results.

    We are connected to National Police Checking Service so 70% of applications are returned with minutes.

  • ACIC Accredited Organisation

    As an ACIC accredited provider and our Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check results (previously referred to as police checks) are accepted by government departments, licensing authorities and employers.

  • Secure Process

    We use the latest encryption technologies to protect your data, no matter where from, a secure 128-bit SSL session is established between you and

  • Available on all devices

    Our service is available on any device – computer, tablet or mobile. This allows you to complete your police check anywhere anytime.

  • Australia Wide

    Our criminal background checks are accepted and recognised Australia wide. We provide police checks for all states and territories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Most frequently asked questions

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC – is Australia’s national criminal intelligence agency. Their role includes reducing serious and organised crime threats of most harm to Australian, and the national interest.

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2. Identification

Your will need to provide 5 identity documents from three categories of identity documents: 

  • one commencement of identity document
  • one primary use in the community document
  • two secondary use in the community documents
  • one self-captured photo

These are mandatory requirements before any application can be submitted to the ACIC to begin the police checking process.

Examples of these include:

Commencement of identity documents (1 of these)

(a) full Australian birth certificate (not an extract or birth card)

(b) current Australian passport (not expired)

(c) Australian visa current at time of entry to Australia as a resident or tourist

(d) ImmiCard issued by Department of Home Affairs (previously the Department of Immigration and Border Protection) that enables the cardholder to prove their visa and/or migration status and enroll in services

(e) certificate of identity issued by Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to refugees and non-Australian citizens for entry to Australia

(f) document of identity issued by DFAT to Australian citizens or persons who have the nationality of a Commonwealth country for travel purposes

(g) certificate of evidence of resident status.


Primary use in the community document (1 of these)

(a) current Australian drivers licence, learner permit or provisional licence issued by a state or territory, showing a signature and/or photo and the same name as claimed

(b) Australian marriage certificate issued by a state or territory (church or celebrant-issued certificates are not accepted)

(c) current passport issued by a country other than Australia with a valid entry stamp or visa

(d) current proof of age or photo identity card issued by an Australian Government agency in the name of the applicant, with a signature and photo

(e) current shooters or firearms licence showing a signature and photo (not minor or junior permit or licence)

(f) for persons under 18 years of age with no other Primary Use in Community Documents, a current student identification card with a signature or photo.


Secondary use in the community document (2 of these)

(a) certificate of identity issued by DFAT

(b) document of identity issued by DFAT

(c) convention travel document secondary (United Nations) issued by DFAT

(d) foreign government issued documents (for example, drivers licence)

(e) Medicare card

(f) enrolment with the Australian Electoral Commission

(g) security guard or crowd control photo licence

(h) evidence of right to an Australian government benefit (Centrelink or Veterans’ Affairs)

(i) consular photo identity card issued by DFAT

(j) photo identity card issued to an officer by a police force

(k) photo identity card issued by the Australian Defence Force

(l) photo identity card issued by the Australian Government or a state or territory government

(m) Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC)

(n) Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC)

(o) credit reference check

(p) Australian tertiary student photo identity document

(q) Australian secondary student photo identity document

(r) certified academic transcript from an Australian university

(s) trusted referees report

(t) bank card

(u) credit card

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3. Timing of getting your report

You can compare your Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check report provided by 1-Check to the sample on the ACIC website.

The only variance to this sample is our logo, and top header, that may be included on report provided to you. The remaining part of the document is unaltered, and cannot be altered, unless you believe there is incorrect information, which will require you to fill out a Dispute form and we will need to lodge this with the ACIC for review. 1-Check cannot and will not alter information on your Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check, or police check, result.


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