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​​Criminal History Checks


The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania (the Synod) has responsibility for a broad range of high trust activities and therefore requires a satisfactory National Criminal History Check for all staff members prior to commencement of employment and as requested from time to time.


  1. Go to  
  2. Complete the online form, identifying whether the check is for a volunteer or paid staff member.
  3. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email from Crimcheck with the full details of your check (including ID requirements)
  4. Email four items of ID and 'Read first' page to:  People&

    *** IMPORTANT: BE SURE TO ATTACH COPIES OF YOUR ID or we will not be able to process your check ***
  5. Once your ID and 'Read first' page is received by People & Culture, your check will be lodged for processing
  6. EMPLOYEES: Your manager will be notified as soon as the check is resolved
    VOLUNTEERS: You will receive and email from People & Culture as soon as the check is resolved.

Processing times

Results are normally returned to the work area or unit manager by email within 5 working days; however turnaround times may vary occasionally.

In the event of an adverse result, applicants will be informed by the Director People & Culture who will confer with the General Secretary.

Cost of checks

Checks are processed on site using a third party provider.  Employee checks are charged at $42.00 and volunteer checks are $23.00. 

Please state payee address details on the 'read first' page (see attached top right) and an invoice will be forwarded for payment at a later date.

Security of data

All records relating to Criminal History Checks are securely maintained and access is restricted to authorised staff only.

Further information

Please refer to the National Criminal History Check Policy or contact People & Culture on 9251 5268.