If you can’t complete the online application, you will be prompted to have your application form emailed to you. You should then:

  1. print the application
  2. take the form, with your original identity documents, to an independent verifying officer, who will complete the form
  3. email your completed application to DHSScreeningUnit@sa.gov.au or post the form to:
    Screening Unit
    GPO Box 292
    Adelaide 5001

Identity documents

You need to provide a combination of identity documents that include your:

  • full name
  • date of birth
  • photograph

One of the documents must come from either Category A or Category B below. You need to provide identification that totals 100 points.

Category A

Each document is worth 70 points. You can use only one document from this category.

  • Birth certificate (not an extract)
  • Australian passport (current, or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled)
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • International passport (current, or expired within the previous two years, but not cancelled)
  • Other identity document with the same characteristics as a passport e.g. diplomatic/refugee (photo or signature)

Category B

The first document is worth 40 points. Each additional document is worth 25 points.

  • Current driver’s licence or permit (government-issued)
  • Working with children/teachers’ registration card
  • Aviation security identification card/maritime security identification card
  • Public employee photo ID card (government-issued)
  • Department of Veterans' Affairs card
  • Centrelink pensioner concession card or health care card
  • Current tertiary education institution photo ID
  • Reference from a medical practitioner (who has known the individual for at least 12 months)

Category C

Each document is worth 25 points.

  • Birth certificate extract
  • Foreign/international driver's licence
  • Proof of age card (government-issued)
  • Medicare card/private health care card
  • Council rates notice
  • Property lease/rental agreement
  • Property insurance papers
  • Australian Tax Office assessment
  • Superannuation statement
  • Seniors card
  • Electoral roll registration
  • Motor vehicle registration or insurance documents
  • Professional or trade association card

Was this page useful?

Thanks for contributing - your feedback helps us improve this website.

Page last updated 7 December 2022

Provided by:
Department of Human Services
Last Updated:
Printed on:
Copyright statement:
SA.GOV.AU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. © Copyright 2023