Completing the application form

As an employer, volunteer organisation or education provider you are required to complete the relevant information on an applicant’s Application for a WWC Check form when:

For instructions and tips on how to complete a WWC Check application form click here.

Where to obtain WWC Check application forms

WWC Check application forms are available from authorised Australia Post outlets. Click here to find an authorised Australia Post outlet near you.

If you require a large number of forms, you can also request them from the WWC Screening Unit. You can email your request to or complete an enquiry form. Please note that Australia Post is currently experiencing delivery delays, so it may take a little longer to receive your requested application forms.

As you are required to verify the child-related work information of your employees, volunteers and students, it’s best to provide them with an application form when they are about to start child-related work with your organisation and when they must renew.

 WWC Check application forms are NOT available online for download, as each form has a unique identifier.

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Why is the applicant’s receipt important?

The application receipt is proof that your employee, volunteer or student has a pending application and in most cases this allows them to start or continue child-related work. However if a person has a conviction for a Class 1 offence committed when an adult, or has been issued with an Interim Negative Notice or Negative Notice which is current they may not do so.

It is important that you sight the receipt and record the information as part of your record keeping requirements. The receipt is valid for as long as it takes for a final outcome to be made. The person nominated on the form to receive the notices for your organisation will be notified if the applicant is issued with a WWC Card, an Interim Negative Notice, a Negative Notice or if the applicant withdraws their application. 

If your employee, volunteer or student re-applied for a WWC Check using the online renewal form and did not keep a copy of the receipt, they can log into their WWC online account to obtain one.  

You can also check the status of an employee, volunteer or student’s application using their application number in the ‘Check WWC Application Status’ page of the online services on this website. Click here to check the status of an application.

Page last updated24 August 2020