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Get a crash or theft report

For insurance purposes you can apply for the following reports:

  • a copy of a Police Incident Report (PIR) for burglary, lost property, or theft
  • a copy of a Vehicle Collision Report (VCR) 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 Police Incident Report or Vehicle Collision Report application.

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

Download the Police Incident Report or Vehicle Collision Report application form

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 the police station or by cheque or money order if you go to a JP.

Make your cheque or money order out to South Australia Police. Attach the cheque or money order to your application and send to:

Information Services Branch
Information Release Unit
South Australia Police
GPO Box 1539
Adelaide SA 5001

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