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Police checks

A police check - 'National Police Certificate' provides a national summary of an individual's offender history. It is generally requested by organisations as one part of their process to ensure the integrity of their staff or volunteers.

How to apply for a police check

Step 1: Download - complete online - print, a police check application

Police check application form PD267 (PDF 1.34MB)

or

Download - print, a police check application

Police check application form PD267 (PDF 1.28MB)

Alternatively you can obtain a printed copy from your local police station.

Step 2: Check that you have 100 points of original identification as explained in the application form.

Step 3: Get your application processed.

Attend a police station with your:

  • completed application form
  • 100 points of original identification
  • photocopies of 100 points of identification, for certification
  • application fee.

South Australia Police (SAPOL) will then:

  • witness your signature on your application form
  • certify your 100 points of identification
  • complete the authorisation section on your application form
  • process your request within 10 - 15 working days.

or

See a Justice of the Peace with your:

  • completed application form
  • 100 points of original identification
  • photocopies of 100 points of identification, for certification.

Request the Justice of the Peace to:

  • witness your signature on your application form
  • certify your 100 points of identification
  • complete the authorisation section on your application form.

Post your completed application form, certified copies of your 100 points of identification and application fee - cheque or money order made out to 'South Australia Police' to:

Information Services Branch
Records Release Unit
South Australia Police
PO BOX 1539
ADELAIDE SA 5001

SAPOL will then process your request within 10 - 15 working days.

Further information

To learn more about the process, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document (117kb pdf) / Frequently Asked Questions document (263kb word)

Contact - Information Services Branch - Records Release Unit

Phone: (08) 7322 3347
Email: SAPOL.records@police.sa.gov.au
Postal address:
Information Services Branch
Records Release Unit
South Australia Police
GPO Box 1539
ADELAIDE SA 5001

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