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You can now fill in your WWC Check application online. After you fill in your details, print out your Application Summary and take it to Australia Post with your proof of identity documents, a passport size photo and the fee if required.

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Your Working with Children (WWC) Check is valid for 5 years. You must renew your WWC Check before it expires if you want to continue doing child-related work.

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Confirm the status of a Working with Children Check card or the progress of an application. A brief message will appear advising of the status of the application or WWC Check card.

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You must always keep your details up to date. By law, you must notify the Department of Justice within 21 days of any changes to your personal and contact details, and the details of existing, and new organisations that engage you in child-related work.

Amendments to the Working with Children Act

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About the Check

The Working with Children (WWC) Check helps protect children from physical and sexual harm. The scheme aims to prevent those who pose a risk to children from working or volunteering with them. ... more on About the Check

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