Request a record

Last updated: 25 June 2019

Find out how to:

To get a police check

A police or criminal history check is a document that lists all court outcomes and pending charges for an individual. The information is collected from the databases of all Australian police jurisdictions. You may need a police check when you start a new job, adopt a child or work overseas.

If you live in this state or territory

Ask your local police for

Australian Capital Territory

National police check

New South Wales

Criminal history check

Northern Territory

Criminal history check

Queensland

Criminal history check

South Australia

Police record check

Tasmania

Police history record check

Victoria

National police record check

Western Australia

National police certificate

To get a copy of a police report

If you want information about a motor vehicle accident or a crime (such as a property theft) that you were involved in, contact your local police:

To access state or territory government information

To access information that a state or territory government agency holds, contact the agency you think holds the information. We don’t hold the records of other agencies.

For more information, contact the agency that regulates freedom of information law in the relevant state or territory.

If the agency is in

Contact

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory Ombudsman

New South Wales

Information and Privacy Commission

Northern Territory

Office of the Information Commissioner

Queensland

Office of the Information Commissioner

South Australia

State Records

Tasmania

Ombudsman Tasmania

Victoria

Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Western Australia

Office of the Information Commissioner

To access your child’s school records

School reports

You can ask your child’s school for your child’s school report, even if you’re a non-custodial parent. The school will give you a copy unless a court protection order prevents them.

Non-educational personal information

You can ask your child’s private school for access to your child’s non-educational personal information. But before giving you access, under Australian privacy law the school must think about:

  • your child’s age
  • the nature of the information
  • your child’s expectations about what the information may disclose

The school should also give you and your child their policy on non-educational disclosures.

Sensitive information

You can ask for sensitive information about your child that your child’s school holds. But before giving you access, under Australian privacy law the school must think about:

  • the age and best interests of the child
  • the need for the child’s parents or guardians to be told
  • their duty of care to the child

To access your health information

Australian privacy law gives you a general right to access the health information a health service provider holds about you.

To access your My Health Record, sign in to myGov.

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