Working with Children Check


So you need a Working with Children Check (WWCC) to complete your project on Vollie? No stress, we’ll help you with that.

Why do I need one?

WWCCs help protect children from harm. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct and prevents those who pose an unjustifiable risk to children from working with or caring for them.

WWCC applications are administered by state governments. Regardless of the project you are working on, you only need to possess a WWCC for the state you live in. If you don’t already have one, you can follow one of the links below to apply for a WWCC.

Remember: If your application to a project requires a WWCC, you will have to email the charity your certificate before you can begin work.

VIC residents:

Click here to apply

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NSW residents:

Click here to apply

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QLD residents:

Click here, select the “application form” hyperlink in the text and select the Blue card application (BC) form option.

...and submit here

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WA residents:

WWCC application forms are only available from authorised Australia Post outlets or you can contact the WWC Screening Unit

-To find your nearest authorised Australia Post outlet click here

-WWC Screening Unit: Email address: [email protected] Phone number: 1800 883 979 (toll free)

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TAS residents:

Click here to apply

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NT residents:

Click here to apply

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SA residents:

The way it works in South Australia is the charity must begin the application process for the volunteer. Good news for you! This just means, once you’ve applied for a project on Vollie, you wait to be notified (email or phone call) by the charity or the government to begin this process for you.

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I have a Police Check, do I still need a WWCC?

The Police Check and Working with Children Check are different checks. If you’re planning on applying for a project with child-related work, chances are you’ll need a WWCC even if you already have a Police Check. The Police Check is not an assessment by a government agency like the WWCC. It is only a list of some offences, at a given point in time.