How do I pay for screening?


Payment for screening may be made by the organisation which is engaging an employee or volunteer (the applicant) or by the applicant themselves.

Organisations should ensure that they have nominated a Finance Officer in order to enable them to pay online.

When starting a screening application online, the requesting officer in the organisation selects the option in the appropriate section of the form to indicate who will be paying for the screening assessment.

Applicants who are uncertain as to who is responsible for paying for their screening should check with the organisation concerned.

Online payment

Screening payments can be made online by credit card, or may be invoiced to an organisation that is eligible for this optionThe DCSI Screening Unit does not accept cash payments.

Online payments are processed through the Commonwealth Bank's BPOINT service, which accepts both VISA or MasterCard, and is free to use.  If you do not have a VISA or MasterCard, you can purchase a prepaid credit card.  These can be purchased from many merchants, including Australia Post, and may be reloadable.

Applicants who are unable to pay using a credit card should contact the requesting organisation.  It may be possible to arrange for the organisation to pay on your behalf, and the applicant reimburse the fee.


Organisations that submit 100 or more applications per year can apply to set up invoicing arrangements with the DCSI Screening Unit.

Paying at a Service SA centre (exceptional circumstances only)

If you are unable to use the online form, contact the DCSI Screening Unit and request a paper form, providing the reason for your request. If eligible, a paper form will be sent out to you.

More information

For more information, please refer to How to pay for your screening application

More FAQs are available in the FAQ section.