WORKING WITH CHILDREN CHECK Requirements for Volunteers


WWC Requirements for Volunteers & Paid employees

  • The WWC Check is Government requirement.
  • It applies to people who work or volunteer with children u18
  • Persons cleared through the WWC Check are issued with a WWC Number
  • If you have a WWC Number, you must provide it to your club
  • To obtain a WWC Number, you must apply for a WWC Check on-line
  • A WWC Check is free for volunteers and costs $80 if you are in a paid position.

WWC Check Application Process

  1. Apply for a WWC Check
  2. Once you have applied on-line you will receive an Application (APP) number.
  3. Take your APP Number and Proof of ID to a Motor Registry.
  4. Volunteer applications are free.
  5. Persons in a paid position pay an $80 fee at the motor registry.
  6. You should receive your WWC Number by email within 2 weeks.
  7. You must provide your WWC Number to your club.

Exemptions in sport include:

  • Persons under 18 years of age
  • Referees
  • Volunteers who only coach or manage their own child's or close relative's team 
  • Canteen managers, canteen workers and caterers
  • Grounds persons

A "Close Relative" is defined as a spouse or de facto partner of the person; or a child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parents, grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the person. 

What do Exempt Persons sign?

  • Exempt persons must complete a FNSW Member Protection Declaration and provide it to their club.  
  • Referees must complete a MPD form and provided it to their Referee Branch.  
  • Only exempt persons can complete an MPD form


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