Current fees for a WWC Check are:
- for employees and self-employed people: $83.00
- for volunteers, unpaid people and students on unpaid placement: $11.00
- for replacement Cards: $11.00
A person must apply for a WWC Check when they are about to start their child-related work, and then renew before their WWC Card expires if they continue to engage in child-related work. It is best to renew a WWC Card at least one month before its expiry (but no earlier than three months before its expiry).
If a person has more than one child-related role in both paid and voluntary/unpaid work, then they must apply or re-apply for their WWC Check as a paid employee (or self-employed person).
If a person’s WWC Card has expired click here for more information about re-applying for a WWC Check.
The fees are heavily subsidised by Government and do not reflect the full cost of the check. Every application incurs a processing cost through Australia Post, therefore in most cases refunds cannot be provided.