We outline the process for exchanging information between designated agencies.
When to share information
Designated agencies can share information with each other whenever it concerns the safety, welfare or wellbeing of children.
- probity and suitability checks (such as referee checks, health checks, other designated agency checks, pre-authorisation training)
- assessment information and outcomes and reports
- carer reviews
- information about the carer’s household and household members, and
- reportable allegations and their investigations or outcomes.
Department of Communities and Justice
Community Services Check
Before lodging an application for a Community Services Check, make sure that all probity checks for the applicant have been completed.
This application does not apply to current Department of Communities and Justice carers transferring to your agency. The Checks for these applicants are completed during the transfer process.
The form cannot be used to request a check for guardianship applications, applications for new adoptive parents or applications for residential care workers.
This form cannot be used to request a check for a carer who is already authorised.
Download and complete one form per applicant.
Send applications for all applicants from one household together in a single email.
Email the completed forms to:
Phone: (02) 9716 3488