Employers and Volunteer Organisations: Managing WWC Check Applications and Cards
A person must apply for a WWC Check:
- if they currently engage in
- if they are about to commence
child-related work .
Employers and volunteer organisations should consider advising the person that permanent or continuous employment in
is dependent on a successful WWC Check.
How to Apply
Applicant in child-related work completes the WWC Check application form. View a sample application form here. Applicants must apply using their full name which matches the name on their identification documents.
You (employer or volunteer organisation representative) complete Parts 5 and 6 and sign Part 7 of the individual's application form, verifying that the information provided is correct and the person is in child-related work.
Applicant lodges their WWC Check application form at an authorised Australia Post outlet. The WWC Check currently costs $80.00 for paid employees and $10.80 for volunteers and students on unpaid placement and is payable on lodgement.
NOTE: If an applicant does not have any photographic identification, they can provide a recent photograph that has been signed on the back by an authorised witness as indicated below:
"This is a true image of (name of applicant), name of person identifying applicant, position/role of person signing, date of signing.
Having difficulty applying?
What to do when the WWC Card Expires
A WWC Card expires after three years. Card holders must re-apply to continue child-related work.
How to Check a WWC Card is Valid
Some people may already hold WWC Cards when they start child-related work for your organisation. It is vital that you check that their WWC Cards are valid, as cards expire every three years and the WWC Screening Unit can cancel cards in some situations.
You can check the validity of a WWC Card by using the “Check the Validity” function on each page of this website:
In this circumstance it is important to:
Validating a WWC Card does not give you any personal details of the card holder therefore it is important you know that the card number you are checking relates to the correct person.