Working with children check

What is a Working With Children Check?

A Working With Children (WWC) Check is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The check is free for students over 18 on a professional placement.

The result of a WWC 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 WWC number is fully portable, so it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.

Getting a WWC Number

To apply for your WWC number:

  1. Apply online to get an APP number.
  2. Take the APP number to a Service NSW Centre or an RMS centre and provide proof of identity.

You will receive your WWC number via email (if you supplied an email address) or by post (if you don't have an email address). 

Lost your number?

Go to the Kids Guardian webpage and click "Find your WWC number".

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