Police Check SA

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Only $41.50 incl GST

Order a Police Clearance in SA

Looking for a police check and live in South Australia? You are in the right place. We will save you the headache of applying for a police clearance certificate in SA using paper-based forms with our 100% online application. It’s quick and easy – just click the ‘Start your Police Check now’ button above to order, enter your details, supply copies of your ID and choose your payment method. Our police checks are suitable for a wide range of applicants – whether you need to secure a new job, get a check before you can start a work placement or you need a check for occupation-related licencing, Cited can get you what you need, fast!

100% online

No need to post forms or visit the post office

Delivered super fast

Submitted checks are mostly back with you in 24 hours*

Great local support

Our friendly team are available to help using phone, email and live chat.

SA Police Check & Clearance

A police check in SA is also referred to as a police clearance or a criminal history check, but they’re officially called Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks. Ordering a National Police Check in SA is a quick process with results delivered online to you via a secure account. You will never again need to wait in line at the post office or at your local police station to get your next National Police Check.

National Police Check Online for South Australians

Getting a police check in Adelaide, SA has not always been easy. In the past, residents of South Australia had to print out an application form, provide 100 points of ID, take the form and their ID to a police station and pay in person.

Cited has streamlined this process to ensure you skip the queues and get the information you need fast! We offer a 100% online application service for a National Police Check in SA, with the results of your check delivered to your secure Cited account where it can be downloaded or forwarded on to your employer.

Accredited and Trusted Criminal History Check in SA

One of the benefits of selecting Cited for your criminal history or police check is that we are connected directly to government databases. Because of this it means we have the ability to deliver a completed police check in as little as 1 business day*. We offer this fast police record check service to all Adelaide residents and those throughout SA for a low, affordable cost.

Australia-Wide Coverage

Cited is one of Australia’s quickest-growing screening and verification services. Whether you need an international police clearance for a visa and live in regional SA, or a town closer to Adelaide, we can help you quickly no matter where you’re located in Australia. Let us help you get the check you need, fast and painlessly. Create a new, free Cited account today and get started.

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Cited is accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to provide Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Checks in South Australia.


Police checks in SA can be ordered through Cited. They are fast and completely online. We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) to offer this service to residents of Adelaide and SA. Simply create your free Cited account, then order and pay for your police check. It’s simple.

Order your police check by clicking here.

A police check in SA is a moment-in-time check, this means it doesn’t have a formal length of validity. The certificate is current as of the date of issue. A large number of employers in SA will only accept a police check if it has been issued in the past 12 months.

A police clearance in SA costs $41.50 inc GST.

In SA, most police checks are processed, and returned, within 1 business day.

Around 30% of the checks ordered within Australia are referred for manual processing. When this happens, the result may take from 1 – 15, and in some instances more, business days to be returned.

The process of completing police clearances in SA may take longer if the applicant shares similar details with other individuals listed in police databases, particularly if they have a common first and last name. Cited recommends that all applicants order their police Check in SA at least 2 weeks before the certificate is required.

Apart from the issuing organisation’s logo or branding that may appear on the police check certificate, there is no difference between a police check in SA and a criminal history check. From 2018, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) officially applied the title of Nationally Coordinated Criminal History Check (NCCHC) to police checks and clearances in Australia.

Police clearances in SA are also referred to as:

  • National Police Check (NPC)
  • National Police History Check (NPHC)
  • National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
  • National Criminal Record Check (NCRC)
  • State Police Check (no longer available)

Who do you need a check for?


“I need my own check for employment”

Our business

“I need to request checks from other people in our organisation”

Why Cited?

Great local Support

Our friendly local support team have years of experience and can help you with any questions.

Instant updates

To get check results as fast as possible we provide up to the minute notifications on the status of your results.

Comprehensive ID options

Identification is a critical part of obtaining a police check so we provide a comprehensive set of options to help you.

Secure and encrypted

Cited is the most secure online way to process your online police check with encrypted data and constant security monitoring to protect you.

Trusted technology

Some of the largest companies in Australia use our technology and trust us to meet the highest standards.

Accredited services

We are accredited by the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission which means we are subject to their regular data audits.

What our customers say

Awesome customer service, easy to navigate, I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a police check, the result was very quick and payment was via employer set up.
Noel M.
Very quick process and easy to get help when needed. It took less time than any I've used previously and I could do it all from home which was convenient.
I would recommend the service to any one in need of a police check, it's fast, affordable & easy to follow instructions. The layout is self explanatory & did not take a long time to do.

Join thousands of others

We’ve been delivering checks for over 20 years. Hundreds of thousands of individuals and thousands of organisations trust us to deliver the checks they need.

* All turnaround times are estimated working times for Australian checks and are provided as a guide only. Turnaround times are based on our experience of the time taken for the majority of these checks to be delivered. However, Cited is reliant on third parties for supply of information, and in some cases those third parties may take longer to supply that information. Accordingly, Cited does not give any time guarantees for any checks or packages. It is Cited’s policy and practice to keep you informed as much as possible if there are any unusual delays. Read more about police check delivery times here.

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