Children's Residential Facility Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a children's residential care facility. A children's residential care facility is a place where children or young people are cared for on a residential basis, away from their parents, by a paid approved carer.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must complete a psychological assessment. All staff working in the facility must also complete a psychological assessment as soon as reasonably practicable after commencing their employment.

You will also need to provide evidence of:

  • appropriate insurance
  • appropriate policies and statement of philosophy
  • compliance with working with children check requirements.


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

You do not need to pay any fees.


Application process


Please contact the agency to discuss your circumstances and an application pack for an initial licence will be sent for completion.

Administering agency

Department for Child Protection

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Supporting information