Child Safe Standards - Victoria


You will need to comply with these standards if your organisation has any contact with people under the age of eighteen. These standards are designed to promote the safety and well-being of children who are effected by the operation of any relevant business. The scope of these businesses are:

  • registered schools
  • education and care services
  • children's services
  • intervention services
  • health care services
  • out-of-home services
  • family violence or assault services
  • housing and homelessness services
  • youth services
  • religious bodies
  • residential facilities directed at children
  • babysitting services
  • amusement, recreational, sporting and cultural services
  • counselling services.

These standards are compulsory and compliance may be monitored by the administering agency to ensure they are being met.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Child Wellbeing and Safety Act 2005 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Working with Children Check Unit

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Working with Children Check Unit

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Mailing address: PO BOX 1915
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 652 879
Website: Working with Children Check Unit (Opens in new window)