Australia Post National Police Check - Privacy Notice

1. Introduction

Australia Post and Fit2Work collect your personal information in order to fulfil your criminal history check and to facilitate operational support. Australia Post staff purely conduct the in-person ID check upon lodgement of the application form and are not involved in processing the police check itself. Without your personal information fit2Work and Australia Post would be unable to provide these services. Your personal information will be disclosed to Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) in order to verify the information obtained.

Whilst handled by Australia Post, your personal information is handled in accordance with Australia Post Group Privacy Policy which outlines how to access and/or correct your personal information or make a privacy related complaint. You may contact the Privacy Contact Officer, Australia Post, GPO Box 1777, Melbourne, Vic, 3001 for privacy related queries. For more information please visit www.auspost.com.au/privacy

You may review fit2Work's Privacy Policy for further information about how they handle your personal information.


2. Consent

By Clicking the "submit" button below I declare that I:

  1. acknowledge that I have read the General Information sheet and understand that Spent Convictions legislation (however described) in the Commonwealth and many States and Territories protects “spent convictions” from disclosure;
  2. understand that the national police history check for which I am applying may be in a category for which exclusions from Spent Convictions legislation may apply;
  3. have fully completed this online form, and the personal information I have provided in it relates to me, contains my full name and all names previously used by me, and is correct;
  4. acknowledge that the provision of false or misleading information is a serious offence;
  5. acknowledge that the Accredited Agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au above is collecting information in this Form to provide to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) and the Australian police agencies;
  6. consent to:
    1. the ACIC Agency disclosing personal information about me to the Australian police agencies;
    2. the Australian police agencies disclosing to the ACIC, from their records, details of convictions and outstanding charges, including findings of guilt or the acceptance of a plea of guilty by a court, that can be disclosed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth, States and Territories and, in the absence of any laws governing the disclosure of this information, disclosing in accordance with the policies of the police service concerned;
    3. the ACIC providing the information disclosed by the Australian police agencies to the accredited agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au, in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth; and
    4. where applicable, the accredited agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au disclosing to the employer/organisation Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd personal information about me to assess my suitability in relation to my employment/entitlement; andiv. where applicable, the accredited agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au disclosing to the employer/organisation Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd personal information about me to assess my suitability in relation to my employment/entitlement; and
  7. acknowledge that any information provided by me on this Form, relates specifically to the purpose nominated by Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd;
  8. acknowledge that any information provided by the Australian police agencies or the ACIC, relates specifically to the purpose identified by Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd;
  9. acknowledge that personal information that I provide in this Form may be disclosed to the Accredited Agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au (including contractors or related bodies corporate) located in Australia or overseas for administrative purposes; and
  10. acknowledge that it is usual practice for an applicant’s personal information to be disclosed to Australian police services for them to use for their respective law enforcement purposes including the investigation of any outstanding criminal offences.

Note: The information you provide on this Form, and which the ACIC provides to the accredited agency Mercury Group of Companies Pty Ltd t/a instantchecks.com.au, on receipt of the Form, will be used only for the purpose stated above unless statutory obligations require otherwise.

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