Working With Children Check

Updated: 06/12/2018.

To be involved in all Rugby League competitions across Australia all officials and helpers must obtain a Working With Children (WWCC) clearance.

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A Working With Children Check is a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work which includes all Rugby League competitions and districts in Australia. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct.

The result of a Working With Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring, and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

The Check is fully portable which means it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

The Check is not the only resource available to organisations to keep children safe. Find out more about creating child-safe organisations.


Only paid workers are required to pay the $80 fee for a five year clearance. This equates to $16 per year, the lowest cost for Check in Australia. If paying by cheque, please make the cheque payable to Roads and Maritime Services. The fee is not refundable if you become barred, withdraw your application, or choose 'paid' instead of 'volunteer' on your application form. The Working With Children Check remains free for:

  1. Volunteers (this includes committee members & team officials)
  2. Students over 18 on professional placement
  3. Potential adoptive parents
  4. Authorised carers
  5. Adults who reside in the home of:
    • an authorised carer
    • a family day care service provider 
    • a home-based education and care service provider.

When to apply for the Check

As a volunteer in the CBDJRL either in an official capacity or as a helper at the ground you must have a successful clearance before you can take up any duties.

The WWCC is now compulsory and has been since the 2016 season after being phased in during the 2015 season. The Registration System now requires a persons WWCC number and expiry date to complete registration.

To register or help out at any level of Junior Rugby League in 2018 and are over the age of 18 you must have a valid WWCC number and be successfully cleared.

Before any team official or committee member can register and take part in 2018 they must receive their WWCC clearance number.
Play by the Rules was first developed by the South Australian Department for Sport and Recreation in 2001 as an interactive education and information website ( on discrimination, harassment and child protection in sport. Over the years, as more agencies have seen the need to promote Play by the Rules, they have joined as partners and helped by contributing funds, content and in-kind support.

Every day children and young people around NSW spend time with adults in Workplaces such as schools and eduational facilities, child care centres, youth refuges, sporting clubs, church groups and hospitals. In NSW, if you employ people to work with children – regardless of whether the work is paid or unpaid, casual or permanent - you have a legal obligation to help keep those children safe from physical, sexual or emotional abuse.

A high level of care needs to be exercised by clubs and associations when dealing with the issue of photo images of children. There have been a number of instances where photos of children in sporting magazines and sporting websites have been misused and/or altered for inappropriate purposes.

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