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Application status

You can check on the progress of your application for any of the checks offered by the Screening Unit.

Check application status

Change of contact details

If you have had a Working with Children Check, disability services, aged care sector or vulnerable person check conducted by the by the Screening Unit, you can advise the Screening Unit of a change in your personal details such as a change of name, your contact details/address or change of employer.

Before you begin

You will need verify your identity with the Screening Unit before you can change your details. This ensures that you are the right person and that the right details are being changed. Once verified, you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to update your personal details.

Change your details

Working with Children Check

A Working with Children Check is valid for five years and portable, meaning it can be used for any position in which you are working with children.

If you have had a Working with Children Check conducted by the Screening Unit you may wish to confirm the status of your check by inspecting your record or get your Working with Children Check Reference Number if you have forgotten it and need to provide it to an employer.

You may also notify the Screening Unit if you change your details or there is a change in information in relation to you. The type of changes that you need to notify the Screening Unit of are explained in more detail below.

Inspect your record

If you have had a Working with Children Check and want to continue to work with children, you must ensure that you have had a Working with Children Check conducted every five years and that you are not prohibited from working with children.

Use the button on this page to check:

  • your Working with Children Check status
  • whether you have a paid or volunteer Working with Children Check
  • the determination date
  • when the check is valid to
  • which employers are linked to you.

You must verify your identity with the Screening Unit before you can inspect your record. This ensures that you are the right person and that the right record will be provided to you.

Once verified, you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to inspect your record.

Verify your identity

Updating your Working with Children Check information

If you have had a Working with Children Check, you must notify the Screening Unit if any of the following occur:

  • you become prohibited from working with children in another State or Territory
  • you become a registrable offender under the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006
  • you make a disclosure to your employer under section 66 of the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006
  • there is a change in the information relating to you and the information arose after your most recent Working with Children Check.

You can notify the Screening Unit of any of the above information by following ‘Inspect your record, change your details or notify the Screening Unit’ link below.

Before you can notify the Screening Unit, you will need to verify your identity with the Screening Unit. This ensures that you are the right person and that the right details are being changed or updated. Once verified you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to notify the Screening Unit of a change in information.

Refusing or failing to provide information

It is an offence (with a maximum penalty of $50,000) to refuse or fail to notify the Screening Unit where:

  • there is a change in the information relating to you
  • you become a registrable offender under, or make a disclosure to your employer under section 66 of, the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006; or
  • you become a prohibited person in another state or territory.

Receipt of any of the above information may result in the Screening Unit conducting an additional Working with Children Check in relation to you and a change in your Working with Children check status.

Verify your identity

Get your Working with Children Check Registration Number

If you have forgotten your Working with Children Check Registration Number, ask the Screening Unit to email it to you again.

You will need to verify your identity with the Screening Unit. This ensures that the right Registration Number is being provided to the right person.

Once verified, you will be sent an email with your Working with Children Check (WWCC) Registration Number.

Get my WWCC number

Verify a person has had a Working with Children Check

Anyone wishing to work with children must have a Working with Children Check, unless they qualify for an exclusion. It does not matter whether the person is in paid employment or a volunteer.

People you personally engage to work directly with your children must have a Working with Children Check. For example:

  • au pairs and nannies (except privately arranged babysitting)
  • private sporting coaches such as tennis coaches
  • tutors
  • music teachers.

Before you can employ a person to work or volunteer with children, an employer, regardless of whether they are an organisation or individual, must verify that the potential employee:

  • has had a Working with Children Check conducted in the preceding 5 years
  • is not prohibited from working with children.

If you continue to employ a person to work or volunteer with children, you must verify within that 5-year period that the employee has had a Working with Children Check conducted in the preceding 5 years and is not prohibited from working with children.

How do I verify a person’s Working with children Check?

To verify a person a person has a Working with Children Check (WWCC) and is not prohibited from working with children, you must provide:

  • the person's full name (exactly as they provided to the Screening Unit)
  • their Screening Reference Number (check a Screening reference number)
  • your name
  • your email address
  • the reason for your search.

The search does not disclose any personal information in relation to the person who is the subject of the search, and the result will be emailed to you at the email address provided.

Verify a WWCC Check

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Last Updated:
05 Jul 2018
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