Victoria Police offers both ink and Livescan fingerprinting services by online appointment only at designated fingerprinting locations. You can make an appointment for both services online.
Livescan fingerprints are required for a National Police and Fingerprint Records Check.
Common reasons to get Livescan fingerprints include:
Livescan fingerprints are taken electronically and copies of the fingerprints will not be provided.
Once the check is complete, you will be issued with a National Police Certificate.
Book a Livescan fingerprint appointment online
Victoria Police offers an ink fingerprint service for immigration, visa, passport and general employment purposes that do not require a national police check.
A hardcopy set (or sets) of fingerprints will be given to you at the end of your appointment to take away.
Some countries require you to supply a specific form. Please refer to your consulate communications to determine what documents are required. If no form is provided by the consulate, a Victoria Police issued form will be used to take your fingerprints.
Please note: Each appointment is for one person only.
Book an ink fingerprint appointment online
Residents of Victoria requiring ink fingerprints will need to:
- Check with the requesting agency about whether the ink fingerprints need to be taken on a specific form and bring that with you to your appointment. We do not provide forms for other countries or agencies. We are unable to offer a refund if the fingerprints are rejected due to the form being incorrect.
- Book individual appointments for each applicant for the required sets of fingerprints. Each set of fingerprints will include individual fingerprint impressions that are rolled from nail to nail. This includes flat impressions of the fingers and thumbs of both hands. Palm impressions are also taken if required.
Victoria Police Fingerprint Facility
311 Spencer Street
Docklands VIC 3008.
- Swan Hill
Most regional fingerprinting locations only operate one day per week.
If you are unable to find an available appointment online, please continue to check as additional appointments are added regularly.
Cancel a fingerprint appointment online
To cancel your fingerprint appointment:
- Click the ‘Cancel booking’ tab in our and enter your appointment details, or
- Click ‘Cancel booking’ in your confirmation email.
Fingerprinting fees and charges
National police check processing times
Apply for a national police check
Apply for a national police check and receive a National Police Certificate containing an official record of any disclosable criminal history.
Reviewed 26 October 2023