Make a domestic violence disclosure request

If you're in a life-threatening or urgent situation phone Triple Zero (000) and ask for police.
For non-urgent police assistance, phone 131 444.

If you fear you're at risk of domestic violence, you can find out if your partner, or former partner, has a history of abusive or violent behaviour.

You can also ask for information about a partner, or former partner, of someone you know - eg a family member, friend or a domestic and family violence worker, if you're worried about their safety.

Only information that's relevant to the safety of the person at risk will be disclosed.

Who can apply

A request for information can be made by:

  • the person at risk
  • a person who is worried about the safety of someone they know.

You must provide proof of identity - eg birth certificate, drivers licence, Medicare card or passport.

It takes about 10 minutes to make a request.

You can apply online or go to your local police station and ask for help filling out the form.

What happens next

South Australia Police will assess the application and decide whether they hold any relevant information about the person causing concern.

This information is provided verbally to the person at risk in a meeting held with police and a specialist domestic and family violence worker. The specialist worker will provide support, access to services and help plan for the ongoing safety of the person at risk and their children.

The process generally takes 14 days.


Related information

On this site

Other websites

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - South Australia Police


Page last updated 31 August 2021

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