The Working with Children Check is established by the Working with Children Act 2005, also known as ‘the Act’.
The Act is one of the key pieces of legislation governing how we protect and promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Victoria.
Over time, changes to the Working with Children Act 2005 and Working with Children Regulations 2016 are made to keep up with community expectations and to further strengthen the Working with Children Check. We’ve created a summary of the changes to legislation to help you stay up-to-date with the Act and understand how it might affect you.
There are a number of separate but related pieces of legislation relevant to the Check or people doing child-related work in Victoria, categorised below.