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State of National Emergency

Police service update

At 11.59pm on Wednesday 25 March 2020, New Zealand moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 4.

This means New Zealanders not working in essential services must stay at home and stop all interactions with others outside of their household.

During this time Police will continue to provide essential policing services.

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Australian Criminal History Checking Service

New Zealand agencies who are approved for Police vetting may request an Australian National Police History Check for any of their staff or volunteers who have lived in Australia.

It is at the agencies discretion to request an Australian check. The New Zealand Police Vetting Service cannot provide guidance.

If you wish to submit an Australian check the applicant must complete all five pages of the Request and Consent Form including Section four.

To submit an Australian check, login to the vetting website and select ‘Submit Request’. After you enter the applicant’s details there is a check-box to submit an Australian check.

Please be aware that submission of an Australian check will incur a fee – this is explained in the Approved Agency Agreement.

Australian checks are completed by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission who aim to process 95% of checks within 10 working days.

The following documents outline the Terms of Service for the National Police Checking Service: