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.

19 Jun 2017

On 1 July 2017 a small fee increase will take effect for employees and self-employed people. This increase from $83.00 to $84.00 is in line with CPI and applies to applications and renewals. There is no change to the fees for volunteers and unpaid people and the cost for replacement cards, which will continue to be charged at $11.00.

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