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Do you need a fast $40 Police Check for South Australia (SA) ?

Workerchecks is a government accredited provider able to not only submit individual and corporate applications on behalf of applicants.

We offer our clients a completely online application process that is designed to be completed in minutes. Workerchecks verify all identity documents online which alleviates the need for taking all your hard copy documents to the post office or police station. You can start and submit your application for a national criminal history check in a single sitting and even have your national police certificate emailed back to you in as little as one hour using Workerchecks.

NB: If you require a certificate issue by SA Police (national police certificate), this can only be obtained through the SA Police Force. Checked Australia is not affiliated with the SA Police Force, and you must obtain one directly through their website. This will require you to also visit a SA Police station, have your identity confirmed in person, and cannot be completed entirely online. You should allow a minimum of 15 business days for a SA Police Check to be issued.

Alternatively, we are able to provide a national police check, that comes with an 100% Acceptance Guarantee. This means, if you request a national police check (for a valid purpose), and it is still not accepted by your requesting organisation, we will issue a full-refund.

This way you will also not need to visit a post office or police station, and the base cost for a police check is often less as it is efficiently completed 100% online. You also have the option to request that your police check in SA be obtained online in as little as an hour through Workerchecks.

How do I get a SA Police check online?

If you have been asked to provide a copy of a SA police clearance certificate then you may have received a copy of a paper-based South Australia police national police check application form. This form cannot be submitted directly to the government, you will need to complete and return this form to your local SA police station. You will likely wait weeks for your application to be received, processed and your national police clearance mailed back to you. Workerchecks offer you the same process entirely online and with a much faster turnaround.

Your police check SA is actually a national police clearance which means that applications for your Australian police check, regardless of which state you applying within, will include information taken from any criminal records across Australia. For information on what’s included on your national police check, please follow this link.

This also means that Workerchecks can help you obtain your national police clearance for use in any state from the same simple and easy-to-use online form.

How long does a South Australian Police check take?

To have your criminal record check completed and returned in as little as one hour, all you need is your ID documentation and a few minutes online with either a scanner or a camera at hand.

In roughly 30% of cases, however, your national police clearance can be delayed, as it requires additional review by the relevant state police force. Typically, your national clearance certificate is received between 1 and 15 business days later, as this requires an official to sight and allocate a potential match.


How much does a SA police check cost?

The cost of a police check SA for a standard application is $40. Significantly cheaper than other providers with a higher level of service.

Get your police check SA completed online in just a matter of minutes with Workerchecks. Start your application now and submit it in a single online sitting.

Can I access my SA Police Check from overseas?

Yes  – from your personal Worker Checks portal!

If you apply for a Worker Checks National Police Check while overseas you’ll need to be able to receive SMS messages on your mobile phone to verify your personal account on initial application.

You can print out your police check from you r worker checks personal portal.  Our printed certificates contain an easy to use validation feature – which allows any printed certificate to be checked against the issued certificate record (securely stored on the workers checks secure blockchain). See more about validating a printed certificate here -->

Before you apply for an Worker Checks National Police Check while overseas, ask the organisation requesting the check if this meets their requirements. You may need an Australian Federal Police (AFP) Check instead.

Can I use an old Australian Police clearance ?

Your SA police check is an up to the minute document which does not expire; however, some employers will require a police check from South Australia that has been issued within a certain time frame

How long does Worker Checks keep my SA police check on file for ?

Your police check result will be kept on our Secure blockchain and available in your personal portal for 12 months from issuing.

During this period you can share your certificate (see how to share your police check here-->)  or print a copy at any time.

After that, your police check certificate will be removed and will no longer be available for printing or sharing.

Can I dispute the results of my online police check?

You can dispute your police check result for the following reasons:

  • the police information released does not belong to you
  • part of the police information does not belong to you
  • the police information released belongs to you, but the details are inaccurate
  • the police information belongs to you, but should not have been released

To dispute your check simply click on the link at the bottom of your police check certificate in your personal Worker Check’s portal . You will be guided through the dispute lodgement process.

What payment methods can I use for a South Australian Police certificate with Worker Checks?

Worker Checks process payments online through Stripe.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and JCB credit and debit cards. We don’t currently support Diners Club cards.

Note: If you’ve been sent a Worker Checks National Police Check invitation by an organisation they may be paying on your behalf.

What details will be listed on my South Australian online police check?

Your Worker Checks National Police Check certificate and South Australian police check will include the following personal information:

  • All names you have been known by
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Any releasable court outcomes and criminal history (including pending charges) relevant to the purpose of the police check.
What ID is required for online SA police check?

Before you apply for a police check, you’ll need to have 4 types of identification from the list below. Your name and date of birth across your identity documents need to match what you’ve put on your application and all documents must be originals, not copies. 

You must provide 4 ID documents in total from the table below list contained in this link -->

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All of your ID documents must not be expired. 

Its been 10 days since I applied for my SA police check and I havent heard anything. Why?

Standard police check processing

In most cases, you’ll receive your Worker Checks National Police Check result and email to download your certificate within 1 hour of your check being submitted online. 

Why is my check taking longer?

Police checking is a partially manual, name-based process, so some checks take longer to process than others. When an application is submitted for processing, your name and date of birth are run against a central database to find any potential matches throughout Australia with people who have police information. For example, if a record of someone with name and date-of-birth details similar to yours is found in the police check database, your check would be referred for manual processing (completed by a person as opposed to being done electronically).

If you haven’t received your check result after 10 business days, feel free to call us on 1300 609 970 or email us at [email protected]

Some police check applications sent for manual processing are currently undergoing delays due to the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) National Police Checking Service experiencing unprecedented demand.

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Worker Checks Pty Ltd is an Accredited Body with the Australian Criminal Intelligence  Commission (ACIC).
Authorised to access the National Police Checking  Service.
Worker Checks Pty Ltd  have been assessed and approved against  strict security and compliance requirements.

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– If you wish to register as a worker who will be working with children, you will need a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).

For organisation’s who hold an account to screen workers – if the worker has a WWCC – we will screen weekly at no additional cost.  Results will be available in your business portal. If there is a check discrepancy – you will receive an alert.

WWCC  are only processed through the statutory organisations in each state –  the contact details and websites for more information on the application  process can be found below.

Once you have received your check – we welcome you to add it to your “check passport” and register it with