Welcome to the Working with Children Check Website Western Australia

The Working with Children Check (WWC Check) is a compulsory screening strategy in Western Australia and the Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

The WWC Check aims to protect children by:

  • deterring people from applying to work with children where they have a relevant charge or conviction on their criminal record that indicates they may harm a child;
  • detecting new charges and convictions of those people who hold a current WWC Card and preventing them from continuing to engage in child-related work where their criminal record and behaviour indicates they may harm a child; and
  • protecting children by creating awareness that child safety is a whole of community responsibility.

18 Sep 2019

If you are a volunteer or unpaid student on placement and you have a current WWC Card, then you can use it for any new paid child-related work too. Your WWC Card is valid for three years and can be used for all child-related work, whether paid or unpaid and across all categories of child-related work. All you need to do is show your Card to your new employer for them to record your WWC Check information.

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