CPV criminal history check

You must get a National Police Certificate, or criminal check, if you're applying or renewing a licence to be any of the following:

  • taxi or commercial passenger vehicle driver
  • commercial passenger vehicle operator or owner
  • communications network operator.

How to get a criminal check

You need to fill in the online national police certificate form or go to Police, Fire and Emergency Services website and download and fill in the criminal check application form and submit it in person at any police station.

Your application for a criminal check may take several weeks to be processed by the police.

The results will be sent to you.

Submit the criminal check

Once you have received your criminal check, you must submit the original document along with your other application documents to:

  • any MVR office 
  • or a police outstation if you're a remote resident.

If your criminal check reveals an offence, your application will be forwarded to the Department of Transport Commercial Passenger Vehicle branch to be assessed against guidelines.  

Certain criminal offences or serious traffic offences may affect your application. Read about fit and proper assessment and disqualifying offences in the transport industry.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the assessment, you can appeal against the decision in a local court.

Last updated: 27 June 2017