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Get a crash or theft report

For insurance purposes you can apply for the following reports:

  • a copy of a Occurrence Report for burglary, lost property, or theft
  • a copy of a Motor Vehicle Collision Report for a crash
  • a replacement copy of a crash or lost property report you completed online. (If you only need the report number, contact a police station).

Your application will be processed within 14 working days.

If your application is not for insurance purposes you’ll need to apply through freedom of information.

How to apply for a report

Step 1: Complete an application form

Complete the Occurrence Report or Motor Vehicle Collision Report application.

The form is available online or from your local police station.

Download the Application for police report relating to a crash, theft or damaged property

Find your local police station

Print the form if you completed it online.

Step 2: Check your proof of identity

Check that you have 100 points of original identification.

A list of what we accept is provided on the application form.

Step 3: Find out what fees you need to pay

View the current fees for crash or theft reports

Step 4: Get your application processed

Take you application to a local police station or a Justice of the Peace (JP) to be processed.

Take your:

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

Ask the police officer or the JP to:

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

Step 5: Pay the application fee

Pay the application fee at a South Australian police station.

Your application will be processed within 14 working days from when it is received by the South Australia Police Information Release Unit.