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How do I apply for a Police History Record Check?

Details regarding the application process for a police check are available here: Police History Record Check.


How do I apply for a Firearms Licence?

Details regarding firearms licences and the application process are available on the Firearms section of this website. Alternatively, forms are available from Service Tasmania.


I want to make a Freedom of Information request but cannot find any details on this website. 

On 1 July 2010, the Right to Information Act 2009 replaced the Freedom of Information Act 1991, providing for greater access to information held by government bodies. For further details, including information on how to make an application, view the Right to Information section of this website.


I have been in a traffic accident/crash and my insurance company want a copy of the Police Crash Report, what do I do?

To obtain a copy of a Traffic Crash Report (for a crash you or your vehicle were involved in) apply in writing to your nearest Traffic Accident/Crash Records office. A file service fee of $53.90 applies.  

Traffic Accident/Crash Records are at the following police stations. Contact details for each of these stations can be located on the Contact Us page:

  • Burnie
  • Devonport
  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Queenstown
  • Ulverstone

My property has been damaged and/or I have been the victim of a burglary. My insurance company want a copy of the Offence Report, what do I do?

To obtain a copy of an Offence Report apply in writing to Operational Information Services. A file service fee of $53.90 applies. 

  • Offence Reports
    Operational Information Services
    Tasmania Police 
    GPO Box 308
    HOBART  TAS  7001

I have been charged with an offence and need a copy of the Police File, what do I do?

To obtain a copy of a Police File (relating to offences you have been charged with) complete the Request for Disclosure of Information form and forward it to your nearest Prosecution Services office. A file service fee of $53.90 applies (unless you have a Legal Aid Certificate for being impecunios (unable to pay)). 

Prosecution Services are at the following police stations. Contact details for each of these stations can be located on the Contact Us page:

  • Hobart
  • Launceston
  • Ulverstone

How do I apply to become a sworn member of Tasmania Police?

Visit the Recruitment Services section of this website for details regarding the recruitment process.


Does Tasmania Police have any programs for school students who are interested in a career in policing?

Tasmania Police conducts two School Based Programs aimed at senior secondary students interested in pursuing policing as a career. 


I have received an infringement notice. What do I do?

If you are issued an infringement notice, you have 28 days to take one of the following actions:

  • Pay the infringement. Payment options can be found on the reverse of your notice. For further details visit www.justice.tas.gov.au.
  • Apply to the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service for a payment variation.
  • Apply in writing to Traffic Liaison Services for a review of the infringement:
    Traffic Liaison Services
    Tasmania Police
    GPO Box 308
    HOBART TAS 7001
  • Lodge a notice of Election for a Court Hearing with the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service.

I received an infringement notice from a Road Safety Camera. Can I view the camera photograph?

A driver or owner who wishes to view the Road Safety Camera photograph relating to an infringement notice they have incurred, may do so during business hours, at their nearest police station (locations available on the contact us page).

If you are unable to attend a police station during business hours, apply in writing to:
Traffic Liaison Services
Tasmania Police
GPO Box 308
HOBART TAS 7001

In most instances there is no fee associated with viewing/obtaining a copy of a Road Safety Camera photograph, however, this is determined on a case-by-case basis.  In certain circumstances a potential fee of $15.40 applies.


What happens if I don’t pay my fine? Will I just get a summons?

Under changes made with the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Act 2005 the driver has 28 days in which to select their course of action. This may include an Election for a Court Hearing. Failure to take action on an infringement notice within 28 days will result in the driver being deemed convicted and further financial and regulatory sanctions may be imposed by the Monetary Penalties Enforcement Service (MPES). Information on further sanctions is available on the MPES website


How many demerit points do I have left on my licence?

Basic drivers licence holders are not allowed to accumulate twelve (12) demerit points over a three year period. Provisional or Learner drivers are not allowed to accumulate four (4) demerit points over a twelve month period.

Drivers licence, licence condition or outstanding demerit point enquiries should be addressed to the Registration & Licensing Branch of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) on 1300 851 225. 


How do I apply for a Proof of Identity Card?

Proof of Identity cards are available from Service Tasmania


I need to hand in my drivers licence, how do I do that?

You must surrender your drivers licence to Service Tasmania


How do I make changes to a Family Violence Order?

The applicant (affected person) or the respondent (person against whom a Family Violence Order has been made) may at any time apply to a court for a variation, extension or revocation of a Family Violence Order by completing the relevant application form to Vary a Family Violence Order and lodging the completed form at the Magistrates Court. The relevant forms may be obtained from the Magistrates Court or any police station. 


How do I apply for a restraint order?

Application for a restraint order may be made by completing the relevant application form and lodging that form at the Magistrates Court. The relevant forms are available at the Magistrates Court and at police stations, however they must be lodged at the Magistrates Court along with payment of an application fee. Only a Magistrate is authorised to issue a restraint order.