A police or criminal history check is a document that lists all court outcomes and pending charges for an individual. The information is collected from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions. You may need a police check when you start a new job, adopt a child or work overseas.
|If you live in this state or territory||Ask your local police for|
|Australian Capital Territory||National police check|
|New South Wales||Criminal history check|
|Northern Territory||Criminal history check|
|Queensland||Criminal history check|
|South Australia||Police record check|
|Tasmania||Police history record check|
|Victoria||National police record check|
|Western Australia||National police certificate|
If you want information about a motor vehicle accident or a crime (such as a property theft) that you were involved in, contact your local police:
- ACT Policing
- NSW Police Force
- NT Police, Fire & Emergency Services
- Queensland Police
- South Australia Police
- Tasmania Police
- Victoria Police
- Western Australia Police Force
To access information that a state or territory government agency holds, contact the agency you think holds the information. We don’t hold the records of other agencies.
For more information, contact the agency that regulates freedom of information law in the relevant state or territory.
|If the agency is in||Contact|
|Australian Capital Territory||ACT Ombudsman|
|New South Wales||Information and Privacy Commission|
|Northern Territory||Office of the Information Commissioner|
|Queensland||Office of the Information Commissioner|
|South Australia||State Records|
|Victoria||Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner|
|Western Australia||Office of the Information Commissioner|
You can ask your child’s school for your child’s school report, even if you’re a non-custodial parent. The school will give you a copy unless a court protection order prevents them.
Non-educational personal information
You can ask your child’s private school for access to your child’s non-educational personal information. But before giving you access, under Australian privacy law the school must think about:
- your child’s age
- the nature of the information
- your child’s expectations about what the information may disclose.
The school should also give you and your child their policy on non-educational disclosures.
You can ask for sensitive information about your child that your child’s school holds. But before giving you access, under Australian privacy law the school must think about:
- the age and best interests of the child
- the need for the child’s parents or guardians to be told
- their duty of care to the child.
Australian privacy law gives you a general right to access the health information a health service provider holds about you.
To access your My Health Record, sign in to myGov.