Screening checks in South Australia

Screening checks contribute to creating safe environments for children and other vulnerable people. South Australian and Commonwealth policy and legislation mean many employees and volunteers must have checks done as part of their roles.

Author: Department of Human Services – South Australia

Volunteer Screening Guide – 2021

Screening volunteers appropriately when you recruit them is a good way to engage the bestfit people for your Volunteer-Involving Organisation (VIO) and head off potential problems before they arise.

Author: Volunteering Victoria

Background Checks –

When your not-for-profit organisation recruits employees or volunteers, you need to conduct appropriate screening procedures to manage any risks they may pose to your organisation.

Author: Not for Profit Law



How to Apply for a Police Check

A police record check provides a summary of your offender history in Australia.

It is usually requested by organisations as part of their recruitment process for staff and volunteers.

Police checks for volunteers who work with vulnerable groups are provided free of charge by South Australia Police to organisations who have a Volunteer Organisation Authorisation Number.

Police record checks are also called National Police Certificates (NPC’s).


Author: SA Police