Search over 8.6 million records
We currently have over 8.6 million criminal court attendance records. Our online database was started in August 2014, but older records from late 2012 are also available in a combination of online data and searchable PDFs.
The ACCR database contains information collected from official (government based) daily court list websites showing court attendances. They are freely available on the actual date of publication but, in most cases they can't be accessed via the same websites after that date.
Around 10-12 thousand records are added daily.
What information is available?
Different courts in each state provides different information, which is taken directly from their daily court list websites.
A detailed breakdown (including screenshots) for what information is shown in each state court can be found at: Our data > What information is available
Please be sure to also check our FAQ page for answers to any questions you might have.
Free Name Search
Click below to conduct a free search to see if a name is in the ACCR Database.
No registration is required, but only the first 100 matching names are shown.
Register for paid access
Register and create a paid account to obtain full details of the database records.
Paid access is available from $16.50 for 24 hours with unlimited searches - see also 'paid access' in the top menu.
Who can benefit from using the ACCR Database?
Check up on that new person on the internet dating scene or just look up work colleagues, neighbours or even a new or old boy/girl friend.
Real Estate Agents / Accommodation providers
The ACCR database can be of potential assistance when evaluating persons for rental properties or short/long term boarding house situations.
The free Civil Court Records Australia (CCRA) database can also sometimes provide additional information on debt related matters.
Identifying persons before the court for specific offence types
Some other states, whilst not specifically listing actual offences, do provide information in their daily court lists to assist in identifying certain matters such as domestic violence related charges. NSW and QLD records are a case in point.
The ACCR Database can therefore assist in providing information on persons before the courts for specific offence types, such as:
- Sexual exploitation of children and other sex related offences
- Domestic violence and other violence related offences such as assaults
- Offences related to honesty
- Drug related matters
This is NOT a police criminal history search facility
A police criminal history only shows convictions. In contrast, the ACCR Database contains records of someone's court appearances, whether they have been later convicted of that offence or otherwise.
It is also important to note that any website offering Australian Police Criminal History searches is either a (mostly U.S. based) scam or will require you to obtain written permission plus ID from the person you are wanting to check - often that is not explained until after payment has been made. Without having written permission, a court order or authorised access (e.g. police), obtaining someone's police criminal history is an offence.
Two additional (totally free) databases are now also available
Whilst other databases show defaults/judgements and other various finalised civil court matters, this will be (as far as we are aware), the only available searchable source for civil court matters when they are first lodged before the courts.