In order to participate in the Better Together Housing program you will need to have a current Blue Card or a Criminal History Check that is less than 12 months old. This will be required to be uploaded to the website when to register to participate. If you have this document but want help to upload it don’t hesitate to email us for assistance on the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don’t have one of these documents the following information will help you to obtain one.
A criminal history check is the cheaper option and can be obtained through most local police stations or at the post office. You can use other sources but we believe these options are easy to use and come with some credibility. You will need to provide high levels of identification so you need to know the service you are using has some integrity.
Local Police Station
How to obtain a criminal history check at your local police station:
– You may apply for a criminal history check in person through your local police station.
– Identification is needed such as:
o Current driver’s licence
o Or any other photo ID
– Fees apply depending on the type of criminal history check. We believe you will need the:
o National police certificate $60.60
o Volunteer checks costs $7.00 approx
For further information, see:
How to obtain a criminal check online through Australia Post:
You can use the Post Office online or by going to an approved Post Office. For further information follow this link https://auspost.com.au/police-checks Whichever process you use, you will need four ID documents. These ID documents can include:
o Australian birth certificate
o Australian passport
o Australian citizenship certificate
o Valid Australian visa2 (with current foreign passport)
o Australian driver licence, learner permit or provisional licence
For more ID document examples click on the link that says ID document required for online and in-store identity checks and it will give you a list of different ID document which are acceptable.
Fees apply and payments are made through the following:
o Online: visa/Mastercard credit or debit card
o In-store: cash, credit or debit card
They cost approximately:
– Volunteers (digital certificate) $30.00
– Hard copy (delivered via registered post) (extra on top of normal cost) $10.00 (not required for BTH).
The process time of the online police check:
– You will usually receive an email to access your digital certificate within 2 business days. You will need to save this document so you can upload it to the Registration form.
The process to go to an Auspost Store (Post Office) can be easier for some, but not all stores do them and you will still need 4 ID documents and you will need to complete a police check application form to complete.