Important update

Since 1 July 2024 National Police Record Check applications are now managed through Service Tasmania.

This means you can no longer obtain an application form or lodge your Police Record Check application at a police station.

You can download your Record Check Application Form on our website or collect a hardcopy of the form from a Service Tasmania Service Centre.

Service Tasmania is your point of contact for follow up enquires on the progress of your application.

Download the National Police Check Application form

Current processing timeframes are:

  • National Police Certificate with a No Record result – average turnaround time of 5 days
  • National Police Certificate with a Record result – average turnaround time of 10 days.

Guidelines for the release of police record information by Tasmania Police

Tasmania Police provides a National Police Record Check service for residents of, or employees based in Tasmania.  You may need a Record Check for the purpose of employment, occupation-related licensing, registration, voluntary work, or simply for personal information.

Tasmania Police does not conduct Police Record Checks for overseas applicants or for Australian immigration purposes. Visit the Australian Federal Police website for information.

Strict guidelines are applied to the release of police record information to individuals and organisations.

For  information on Tasmania Police’s policy and these guidelines please refer to the release guidelines.


Service Tasmania is the point of contact for submitting your application for a National Police Record Check.

The process may be slightly different depending on the circumstances of your application.

  1. If you need a Police Record Check before starting volunteer work, you may be eligible to access this at a Concession Rate. Go to the Concession Rate page to learn more.

Note: the organisation you volunteer for will need to apply for the Concession Rate before you can submit your Police Record Check Application form in accordance with the steps below. You can only proceed with your application once the organisation you will be volunteering for is approved for the Concession Rate.

  1. If you need a Police Check for employment purposes or for any other reason, you will just need to complete the form, provide identification and pay the applicable fee.


There are three easy steps to apply for a Police Check:

  1. Download the application form (Consent to check and release a National Police Certificate) from the Service Tasmania website or ask for a hard copy of this form at any Service Tasmania Service Centre.
  2. Fill in the required details.
  3. Submit your form and provide identification at Service Tasmania.

A Police Record Check will only be conducted once an application form has been completed, appropriate identification provided, and relevant fees paid.

All required documents must be taken to a Service Tasmania Service Centre.

More information about how to complete a Police Record Check application is available from the Service Tasmania website, or from our frequently asked questions.

Fees and charges

National Police Record Check – $70.00

This type of check identifies records held in all States and Territories. 

Tasmania Police encourage all employers to request this type of check for employment purposes.

Volunteer (Concession) Police Record Check – $7.00

For volunteers that work for an organisation that has registered with Tasmania Police to receive the National Police Record Check at a Concession Rate.

Applicants must have an approved representative of the volunteer organisation authorise their application in Section 5 of the consent form.

Fees are payable to Service Tasmania at the time you lodge your forms.

National Police Record and Fingerprint Check

If you require a check to be made against police and fingerprint records held by Australian police jurisdictions please contact Criminal History Services, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management directly by email or phone (03) 6173 2928.


Tasmania Police and Service Tasmania have a responsibility to ensure the privacy and security of personal information. They will not release information regarding an individual’s police record to organisations outside the sphere of law enforcement and the administration of justice, without the consent of the person.

Failure to provide the required consent or personal information will result in your application being returned to you unprocessed with a request for further details.  Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004.