Apply using a hard copy form

The DCSI Screening Unit is phasing out paper screening application forms.

All applications are now to be submitted using the Screening Unit's online form (except where exceptional circumstances apply - see below for more details).


Exceptional Circumstances:  

Some applicants may be unable to use the online system to apply for screening; for example, if the applicant;

  • has no access to the internet;
  • is a recent arrival (i.e. has lived in Australia for 6 weeks or less); or
  • is a legal minor.

To have an applicant considered for exceptional circumstances status, the organisation's Requesting Officer should email the Screening Unit at DCSIscreeningunit@sa.gov.au detailing the applicant's circumstances.

If exceptional circumstances status is granted, the requesting organisation will be sent an application form.  

Please note that paper applications may require more processing time than those submitted online.


Approved applicants (who have demonstrated that they meet 'exceptional circumstances' provisions) can go to any Service SA centre to submit and pay for their screening using a credit card or debit card.  A cash payment option is expected to be added in the near future.

This arrangement (for the lodgement and payment of paper application forms) replaces the service previously provided by Australia Post outlets, as of 31 January 2017.

Apply online

Register your organisation for screening online.

Apply online