Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme

South Australia’s Domestic Violence Disclosure scheme provides an avenue for a person who may be at risk of domestic violence to access information about their partner or former partner. This can help them to make decisions about their safety and the future of the relationship.


A request for information can be made by either:

  • The person who is feeling unsafe in their relationship or about their former partner, or
  • A person concerned about the welfare of someone they know

What information may be disclosed?

Information is gathered from South Australian Police (SAPOL) records, which may include:

  • Convictions for relevant offences (including interstate)
  • Relevant reports made to police and charges laid
  • Current and historical intervention orders
  • Breaches of intervention orders

Other information relevant to the safety of the person at risk that police may hold. 

You can apply online on SA Police website  or in person at your local police station.

The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme is an early intervention and prevention initiative. It is not an emergency response service.

Dial 000 in an emergency or 131 444 for non-urgent police assistance.

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