A simple and cost-effective pre-screening option
The CDA Database is a perfect low-cost pre-screening tool before going to the expense of obtaining a full Police Criminal History Check for an applicant.
Of particular benefit is that SA, WA & NT records all show the offences for which that person was before the courts. TAS pre-August 2020 records also show offences.
For States where the offences are not shown, the Matter Type section can also be informative.
See also: Why Aren't Police Criminal Record Checks Enough?
The civil court records component of the database can also sometimes provide additional information on debt and insurance related matters.
In summary, the more information you can provide a client about a prospective employee, the better.
Check out a business or trades organisation
As the CDA database also allows you to search company / business names, it’s also an ideal way to see whether that organisation has been before a civil or criminal court in the past.
Thinking of using a business or a trades person? A quick CDA database search can sometimes prove worthwhile over and above online reviews.
Disclaimer: The CDA Database only shows details of persons/organisations that were scheduled to have their matter heard before a court. No guilt or innocence should be assumed from any name being in the database.
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 so you can try it out before making a decision.