Guide on How to Complete your Police Check
Who is this for? For AEC Temporary Election Workforce.
Why is this required? To facilitate your engagement with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC), in accordance with the AEC policy, you are required to undergo a police check.
It’s FREE to complete the form and should take less than 10 minutes.
How to complete the Police Check Consent form
2. Give your consent to the check being conducted.
3. Complete your personal details including your previous addresses for the past 5 years.
4. Enter your identity documents details and have them verified instantly. You must present 100 points of ID. You may be required to upload a copy of your ID documents if your identity details cannot be instantly verified. ?
5. Click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I give my consent over the phone?
No. Due to legal requirements, all consents must be provided online.
When do I need to complete this police check online consent form?
As soon as you’ve received your login details, please log in and complete your police check online consent form.
How do I log in to the online consent form?
If you have received your login details already, you can log in here to complete your consent form.
Do I need to use a desktop computer or scanner?
No. You can complete your police check consent and ID on your smart mobile phone or tablet.
What information do I need handy to complete the online consent form?
1) You will first need your login details. Equifax Employment Verification sent these details to you in an email and by SMS. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org including “AEC” in the subject line to request your login details again if you haven’t received the email or SMS.
I’ve already completed a police check in the past. Can I use it?
No. In accordance with the AEC policy, you are required to complete a new police check.
How will I know if I have entered my ID information properly?
You are notified immediately if your documents have been verified electronically or not.
I have changed my name. Do I need to provide more documents?
If all documents provided are under the same name you will not be required to provide more ID.
Change of Name or Marriage Certificate issued by a State or Territory Registry of Birth Deaths and Marriages.
Divorce Papers issued by the Family Court.
Can I use ID from the same institution?
No. Unfortunately, the police will not accept multiple forms of ID issued from the same institution.
How long does it take to complete the consent form?
It should only take you between 5 and 10 minutes once you have your 100 Points of ID handy.
How long does a police check take to be returned?
On average your police check will take around 2 business days to be returned. However, if there are any missing details or if you have lived in a regional and/or multiple regional areas the check may take longer. If there is any missing or improperly uploaded information, Equifax Employment Verification will contact you.
Will I find out what my police check says?
If your record shows no criminal history then Equifax Employment Verification will email you the day they receive this record to inform you. If there is a criminal event reported the AEC will contact you directly to discuss.
What will a police check contain?
A criminal background check will contain any findings of guilt unless it is spent. Each state has different legislation regarding the type of finding and amount of time which defines spent findings. Please refer to the links below for each state:
- New South Wales
Will completing a police check cost me anything?
No. Your check is paid for by the AEC.
I have not received any email or SMS from Equifax Employment Verification with my login details?
Please check your email spam folder in case our email was delivered there. If not, please email email@example.com including “AEC” in the subject line to request your login details.
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