The CDA database is a must-have resource for any investigator providing background check services. The extent of the information available cannot be obtained elsewhere.
The database can assist with checking out not only the subject of an investigation, but also a domestic matter client. All states (except the ACT and QLD) identify domestic violence court matters.
Further assistance is provided by pin-pointing people at a specific location on a particular day. If you've been looking for someone in one state and find a person with the same name has recently appeared before the courts in a different state, then a change of focus is possibly worthwhile.
If a potential multi-day trial matter is identified, you will also known where that person is likely going to be on the following day.
Correct (full) name spelling
As the database contains official court listings, the spelling of the name is likely to be accurate. In addition, additional middle names can often be found to better target further searches.
Access to official Births, Deaths and Marriage records are, for the most part, highly restricted in Australia. Therefore, identifying whether someone is now deceased means accessing and searching multiple cemetery and other similar sites.
The civil court records component of the database can also assist as deceased estate court matters and inquests are regularly included. In January 2023 we also started adding historic and current court probate and public notice records.
The database is also available to help identify any alias, AKA or maiden names. Looking for Carl Reynolds? It would be handy to know he also uses the name, Carl Schwob.
ID persons who are a Junior (Jnr) or Senior (Snr)
There are several thousand persons listed in the CDA database as either a Junior (Jnr) or Senior (Snr). This basically means that there is (or was) another person with the exact same name. Perhaps they even reside or resided at the same address.
Only a small number of databases provide DOBs (and access to those is usually restricted) so when doing online searches and you know there is a father/son with the same name, exercise caution when a DOB is not available.
Current or ex-partners
Civil court records can sometimes be a great resource for identifying possible spouses or partners. Both persons can sometimes be listed in a civil action whether they are the ones taking the action against another person/entity or the ones against whom the action is being brought.
Family law courts will mostly identify both persons involved in a matter. Note: searches should be done using a surname followed by the first initial of the given name in the Company Search section.
The civil records include Industrial Relations Commission daily court lists for most states. Whilst not definitive, it can often provide an additional lead to assist in determining a person's employer.
Additional lines of inquiry
A court case listing will often identify other persons involved in the matter. For example, a NSW Apprehended Violence Application will (most times) also identify the name of the person lodging the AV Application.
Civil court case listings usually show both the name of the person or organisation lodging the action as well as the person/organisation against whom the action is lodged.
Check out other businesses
If your business deals with people and/or other businesses and it would be helpful to know a little more about them before you enter into any kind of a business relationship (be that as a supplier, customer or contractor), the CDA database can likely be of benefit.
Or, you could just be interested in checking out your competitors ;-)
Alerts can be created in the CDA Database for a person's name or a that of a business.
After creating an Alert, you will receive an email whenever a future record for that same name is added to the database.
This is an ideal option if you want to keep track of any new records for one or more people and/or companies.
Accessing the CDA Database
To access the CDA database, simply click the button below and create an account. You will then receive an email with a link that needs to be activated so your email address can be verified. Please contact us if you have any problems receiving that verification link.
When you account is verified, you can conduct searches to see if a name is in the database and how many records there are for that name. Upgrading to paid access will be necessary to see the actual records connected to those names.
Still not sure?
You've checked out the About, CDA Database and FAQ pages, but are still a little uncertain about how the CDA database can be of benefit or if it will delivery the kind of information and help you might be looking for?
We totally understand.
Contact us with any questions or concerns and we will do our best to help. We will even provide free access to our data for licensed investigators so you can try it out before making a decision.