A valid Working with Children Check is required by anyone in child-related work.

The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian introduced a new Working With Children Check (WWCC) on 15th June 2013. The check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work.

The new process includes a national Police Check and review of findings of Misconduct involving Children. If the check is cleared it remains valid for five years and, prior to the expiry date, an application for renewal can be lodged.

The WWCC is mandatory for all Catechist volunteers/religious services aged 18 years and over.

Applying for the new Working with Children Check is a simple three-step process.

Step 1: Complete application for WWCC online: CLICK HERE

Step 2: Take your application number from the online process along with identification to be verified at your local Service NSW centre. Identification required: the same proof of identity is required as if you were applying for a NSW drivers licence or proof of age card.

Step 3: When you receive your clearance number, pass these details onto your local parish Secretary or Priest who will then verify your details.

For SRE/Scripture, the Catholic Parish VERIFIES the WWCC clearance number of each SRE teacher (catechist or helper) before they can enter a classroom as an SRE teacher.

It is FREE for volunteers to apply for a WWCC