Apply for a criminal history check

This page has information about applying for a national police history check.

Before you apply

To apply online for a national police check you will need all of the following:

  • a credit or debit card for payment - MasterCard or Visa only
  • your email address
  • scanned copies of your identity documents.

If you are not an Australian resident

If you need a criminal history record check for Australian citizenship, residency, spouse visa or guardianship you must apply to the Australian Federal Police.

For more details go to the Australian Federal Police website.

How to apply

You can also fill in a form and submit by mail or in person.


To apply and pay for your check online, go to the NT Police website.

Apply now

On the NT Police website

By mail or in person

To apply by mail or in person, follow these steps:

Step 1. Get the SAFE NT criminal history check form on the Police, Fire and Emergency Services website.

Step 2. Pay the fee. You can pay SAFE NT either:

  • in person with cash, cheque, money order or credit card
  • or by mail with cheque, money order or credit card authorisation - do not send cash.

Step 3. Submit the application and fee.

In person

Ground floor
37 Woods Street 
Phone: 1800 723 368

By mail

NT Police
PO Box 39764
Winnellie NT

Last updated: 11 February 2022

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