There are a number of people who are ineligible to apply for a WWC Check because they are exempt. People who are exempt must not apply for a WWC Check.

Following are some of the common exemptions:

  • volunteers and students on unpaid placement who are under 18 years;
  • employers of children and people who work alongside children as fellow employees, unless otherwise doing child-related work;
  • parents volunteering in connection with their child’s activity may be exempt (this exemption does not apply to parents volunteering in connection with overnight camps);
  • short-term visitors to WA, for two weeks after their arrival, and for no more than two weeks in any period of 12 months.

For more information about these and other exemptions see Factsheet 5: Child-Related Work and Exemptions.

**New One-off National Events and National Tours Exemption**

A new exemption for one-off national events or national tours commenced on 1 January 2014. For more information about this new exemption please click here.