Domestic violence and sexual assault

Make a domestic violence disclosure request

If you are in a life-threatening or urgent situation, phone triple zero (000) and ask for police.
For non-urgent police assistance, phone 131 444.

A person who fears they are at risk of domestic violence can find out if their partner or former partner has a history of abusive or violent behaviour.

Only information from police records that is relevant to the safety of the person at risk will be disclosed, and this information will only be given directly to the person at risk.

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 - eg family member, friend, or a domestic and family violence worker.

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

How to apply

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.

Apply now

What happens next

South Australia Police (SAPOL) 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

Domestic and family violence

Other websites

Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme - South Australia Police


Page last updated 2 October 2018

Provided by:
South Australia Police
URL:
https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/family-and-community/safety-and-health/domestic-violence-and-sexual-assault/make-a-domestic-violence-disclosure-request
Last Updated:
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