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Police services

Police checks (criminal history records checks)

A police check may be required for people seeking employment in Australia or overseas, visa applications and other purposes. Provides links to national and state and territory police records check services.

Police – states and territories

State and territory police services have responsibility for community safety and protection within their jurisdiction. Provides links to state and territory police services.

Australian Federal Police (AFP)

The principal law enforcement agency for the Australian Government. Its functions relate both to community policing in the Australian Capital Territory and to investigations of offences against Commonwealth law enforcement in Australia and overseas.

Australian Federal Police

Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA)

Provides policing policy and strategic advice, research capacity, knowledge management and information sharing services to Police Ministers and Commissioners throughout the Australian Commonwealth, its states and territories, and New Zealand.

Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Responsible for preventing, detecting and investigating serious and systemic corruption issues in  Australian Government law enforcement agencies.

Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity

Australian Institute of Police Management (AIPM)

Provides leadership and management development opportunities to improve the corporate performance and productivity of Australasian law enforcement and allied agencies.

Australian Institute of Police Management


Enables police agencies to share policing information with one another across Australia's state and territory borders.

CrimTrac Agency

National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

Works with state and territory police services and community based organisations to ensure there is a national, coordinated approach to the location of missing persons.

Australian Federal Police

National Search and Rescue Council

National coordinating body for search and rescue in Australia.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Report a missing person

If you have serious concerns for the safety and welfare of a person, and their whereabouts are unknown, then you may immediately report them missing to local police by filing a missing persons report. You do not have to wait 24 hours to report someone as missing.

Australian Federal Police

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