The Centre for Volunteering is registered with NSW Police Force to offer individual volunteers a National Police Checks at $15 (GST FREE). You will have to request for a secure link to be sent by The Centre for Volunteering to your email address, so you can apply directly and receive your National Police Check certificate to your own email address.

Please click here for information about registered organisations.


You must be:

  • 14 years old or over when applying
  • a permanent resident of NSW. 

If you live outside NSW, you can apply for a National Police Certificate in your state or territory. 

What you need

How to apply

  1. Please email us at with your first name, last name, email address and purpose of volunteering and contact number as a request.
  2. We will process your requests within 2-3 business days and send you a secure link to apply for an AUTHENTIC Volunteer National Police Check through NSW Police Force for just $15 GST Free. The NPC link is only valid for 7 days from date of issue
  3. Once you receive the link in your email, follow the prompts to receive your digital certificate.

More information

  • The majority of National Police Checks are completed within the hour, however, for some applications, it may take up to 10 business days to process a National Police Check.
  • If you are experiencing issues with the link emailed/provided, please contact us at the centre for volunteering to have the link re-issued.
  • If you have any questions regarding lodgement of your application, then please contact the team at Criminal Records NSW Police Force on (02) 8835 7888.
  • If you need a name, date of birth and fingerprint check as part of a volunteer application, you can apply directly online via the NSW Police Force, please check if fingerprinting is required, before applying.
  • If you need a criminal record check for Australian citizenship, residency, spouse visa, guardianship of a child from another country, working visa, or while travelling or living abroad, you can apply online via the Australian Federal Police website.