In this section When you need a Check When you need a Check If you're doing child-related work, you might need a Check — find out why you might. When you don't need a Check When you don't need a Check There are scenarios where you might not need a Working with Children Check — find out if they apply to you. Resources Resources Helpful guides, links and information to help you understand the Working with Children Check. Police Checks Police Checks Find out how a Police Check is different from a Working with Children Check. Interstate Checks Interstate Checks Every state and territory in Australia has its own assessment process for child-related work – here’s where you’ll find links to Checks outside of Victoria. Offences and Penalties Offences and Penalties Find out information on the offences and penalties that may apply for breaches of the Working with Children Act 2005. Legislation Legislation Information on the Working with Children Act 2005 and Working with Children Regulations 2016. Latest updates Latest updates Read about changes to the Check and how they might affect you.