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 safeguarding children is a whole of community responsibility.

News
26 Jun 2018


From 1 July 2018, a WWC Check application and renewal for paid employees and self-employed people will increase from $84 to $85. There are no fee changes to the cost of a Check for volunteers or unpaid people, or for replacement WWC Cards, which remains at $11.


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