Volunteer National Police Certificates

A Volunteer National Police Certificate (VNPC) contains a list of a person’s disclosable court outcomes and pending charges from all Australian police jurisdictions. This may include traffic and certain juvenile convictions as well as non-police prosecuted matters. The certificate is only available to registered volunteer organisations and can only be used for volunteering within Western Australia.

An application for a VNPC can take up to 10 business days to process, please allow an additional 3 – 6 business days for postage.

Once completed, the VNPC will be posted to the address of the volunteer organisation who submitted the request.

If an application was made more than 15 business days ago, if you are experiencing problems submitting an application or if you have received a VNPC and wish to report an error, you can email us at volunteer.check@police.wa.gov.au.

If you have submitted a volunteer check or need further information please read through our VNPC Frequently Asked Questions.

Becoming a Registered Volunteer Organisation

To register for the program, Volunteer Organisations must:

  • be incorporated, or have relevant legal status if a non-government group;
  • provide a community service;
  • be a parent body, not a sub-branch with volunteers working within Western Australia*; and
  • utilise eligible volunteers as described above.

*If a volunteer group is part of an organisation with a number of branches throughout WA (churches, service organisations, sporting clubs, etc.) then only the central office should register.

If a national organisation has volunteers working within Western Australia, it may register for the program to undertake checks for those Western Australian volunteers.

If you believe your organisation meets the above eligibility criteria above, please visit the Department of Communities (DLGC) to complete the registration form.

Once registered, the DLGC will provide you with a registration code and consent forms. They will then advise WA Police to contact your agency to provide detailed instructions on how to utilise the online checking portal.