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
Download - print, a police check application
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:
South Australia Police (SAPOL) will then:
See a Justice of the Peace with your:
Request the Justice of the Peace to:
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
SAPOL will then process your request within 10 - 15 working days.
To learn more about the process, please read the Frequently Asked Questions document (261 KB).
Contact - Information Services Branch - Records Release Unit
Phone: (08) 7322 3347
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