What does an Australian police check show?

An Australian police check shows Disclosable Court Outcomes (DCO). These include but are not limited to:

  • Any charge found proven in court
  • Details of the court that heard the charge, the date and any penalty or sentence
  • Findings of guilt by a court, even if no conviction is recorded
  • Court convictions, even if no sentence or penalty was given
  • Good behaviour bonds and similar court orders
  • Charges laid by police but not yet proven, or otherwise, in court
  • Current investigations in which the subject is a suspect
  • Children’s Court convictions and guilty findings
  • Traffic convictions and guilty findings
  • On-the-spot fines issued by police that ended up in court.