Privacy and Terms of Use

This website privacy statement applies to the Working with Children Check website run by the Working with Children Screening Unit, Department of Communities. When you follow a link from this website to another site, we recommend you read and consider the privacy statement of that site.

Collection of personal information

You can browse the general content of the Working with Children Check website anonymously, without disclosing your personal information. However some functionality on this site may require you to provide personal information. Examples of this include where you wish to make an enquiry or undertake a transaction. We may need to collect, use or disclose personal information to allow us to answer your enquiry or process your transaction.

Use and disclosure of personal information

Any personal information we collect through the Working with Children Check website may be used or disclosed for the primary purpose for which it was collected.

In some limited circumstances we may also need to use or disclose personal information for other specific purposes, for example where required to do so by law, for example pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 1992 (WA) or in response to a subpoena.

Collection and use of site visit data

The following information may be automatically recorded by this site’s web server for statistical and system administration purposes only:

  • Your server address;
  • Your top level domain name (eg com, au, gov);
  • The date and the time of your visit to the site;
  • The pages you accessed and downloaded;
  • The address of the last site you visited;
  • Your operating system;
  • The type of browser you are using.

We will not attempt to identify individuals from the above information unless that is necessary to investigate a breach of law or regulation.


A cookie is a block of data that is shared between a web server and a user’s browser. Cookies, and the information collected through them, are used by the Working with Children Screening Unit to make this website more efficient.

Online transactions with the WWC Screening Unit

You should be aware of the risks associated with using websites for online transactions.

We strive to protect the information you provide. We will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that this website and your information are not compromised but we cannot guarantee this. If you experience a problem or loss that is caused by the information you send to or via this website, your computer being compromised in some way or by something beyond our control, we cannot take responsibility for causing the problem. You should report any suspicious or unauthorised activity relating to your WWC online services account to us.

We recommend that you use appropriate and up-to-date firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer systems.

Contact us

Click here to contact the WWC Screening Unit.

Your privacy and applying for a WWC Check

For more information about the WWC Screening Unit’s Privacy Policy click here.

Page last updated21 May 2021