Worker check application fees to rise

In its 2024–25 Budget, the NSW Government announced an increase in application fees for paid workers for the NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) the NDIS Worker Check.

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The fee will increase from $80 to $105 for both checks. 

The date the new fee will take effect is not yet known. We are working to make the required changes to legislation, systems, and communications.

The fee for the WWCC has been held at $80 since it was introduced in 2013. The NDISWC was introduced in 2021, also with a fee of $80.

The WWCC and NDIS Worker Check remain free for volunteers.

Both checks last for five years and are portable from job to job.

Our website will be updated with information when the start date is known. 

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You can now renew your WWCC by using digital proof of identity – no need to visit a Service NSW Centre.
How to renew using digital proof of identity (POI)

You will need:

  • A MyServiceNSW account with the WWCC service added
  • 3 current identity documents including a NSW driver licence or photo card
  • a device with a working front camera for face verification.

If you're renewing a paid WWCC, you will also need a credit card, debit card, PayPal or PayID account.

If you have an expired WWCC clearance or have changed your name on your identity documents since the last time you renewed your WWCC, you can't renew using digital proof of identity.

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