From 1 November 2018, all Department of Human Services (DHS) screenings for volunteers, including volunteering with children and vulnerable people will be free.
Currently, the cost of a DHS volunteer screening is $59.40, which is paid by either the volunteer or the organisation they’re volunteering for.
South Australia is fortunate to have one of the highest volunteering rates in Australia, with more than 920,000 South Australians volunteering each year. More than 25% of DHS screening applications are for volunteers.
To view the full DHS media release, click here.