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Screening Assessment for Employment - Northern Territory (SAFE NT).


  • Conducts national criminal history record checks and issues national police certificates for employment purposes across the NT.
  • Conducts Working with Children checks (WWC) and recommends on 'clearance notices' (Territory Ochre Card) to persons working with children (under the Care and Protection of Children Act (CPCA).
  • Manages the operation of the 'Screening Authority' (CPCA).
  • Reviews quality checking of criminal history information and the management and release of criminal history information to non-police entities, as authorised by legislation
  • Reviews and provides advice to the Government on the operation of the Criminal Records (Spent Convictions) Act.

A complete listing of acts and regulations, including the ones mentioned above, can be found at the Current Northern Territory Legislation Database.

You can Apply Online for the one of the following:

  • Criminal History Check.
  • Working with Children Clearance Notice.
  • Working with Children Clearance Notice Renewal.
  • Change of Details.

NOTE: Renewal can only be completed once you have received your reminder letter. This will be sent to you 2 months prior to your card's expiry.

You can also check the validity of an Ochre card or the status of an application.

Your application can be lodged at any of the following locations:

SAFE NT Darwin Ground Floor
37 Woods Street, Darwin
Toll Free: 1800 723 368
Territory Business Centre
Alice Springs
Ground Floor
'The Green Well' Building
50 Bath Street, Alice Springs
Territory Business Centre
Ground Floor Building 3
Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway, Berrimah
Territory Business Centre
Shop 1, Randazzo Building
18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine
Territory Business Centre
Tennant Creek
Shop 2, Barkly House
Cnr Davidson and Paterson Streets, Tennant Creek

If you have any questions in relation to your application, or the processes discussed above, please contact SAFE NT on 1800 723368 (1800 SAFE NT), 08 8985 8985 or e-mail at

For further information regarding the Working with Children Ochre Card please visit the Working with Children website