require this check if you intend to engage in paid, unpaid or volunteer work
with children in Western Australia. The check is there to assess the risk of
harm to children should you engage in child-related work. The check includes a
review of your national police history and, where you have a relevant criminal
record, an assessment of all other appropriate information.
be considered to have child-related work if it falls into one of the following
- A child care service;
- A community kindergarten;
- An educational institution
- A coaching or private
- An arrangement for the
accommodation / care of children;
- A placement arrangement or
secure care arrangement;
- A children and community
- A detention centre;
- A community child health
- A counselling or the support
- A religious organisation;
- A club / association /
movement with significant membership / involvement of children;
- A children?s ward of a
public or private hospital;
- A baby sitting or child
- An overnight camp involving
- A transport service
specifically for children;
- A school crossing service; or
- A children?s entertainment
or party service.
find more information regarding these categories on the agency website. Please
consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for a working with children check you must:
- Provide proof of identification;
- Complete the required forms, including having your future employer / volunteer coordinator sign the forms; and
- Pay any applicable fees.
The process will involve a risk assessment and you may be contacted directly and asked to provide further information.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Expires after three years. You will then need to reapply to continue in child-related work.
Self-employed and paid workers
Volunteers and unpaid workers
You can obtain an application form from the nearest authorised Australian Post outlet or you can obtain one by contacting the agency.
You can renew your working with children check online.
Please allow 3 to 12 weeks for your application to be processed.
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
Working with Children Screening Unit
Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Act 2004 (Western Australia)
Working with Children (Criminal Record Checking) Regulations 2005 (Western Australia)
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