Working With Children Check

 A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work. If you are starting a new paid job in child-related work, you must apply for a WWCC before you start work.

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.

The result of a WWCC is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

The WWCC is fully portable and can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.


Only paid workers are required to pay the $80 fee for a five year clearance. If paying by cheque, make this payable to Services NSW.

The Working With Children Check remains free for:

  • Volunteers
  • Potential adoptive parents
  • Authorised carers
  • Adults who reside in the home of an authorised carer, a family day care service provider, a home-based education and care service provider.

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