Working with Children Check

The continuous checking services for those in child-related work in New South Wales.

two adults working on the floor with a group of children

Adults who work or volunteer in child-related work in NSW must have a Working with Children Check (WWCC). Employers and organisations must verify the WWCC details and keep records of anyone they have in child-related work.

A clearance is for 5 years

A NSW WWCC clearance lasts for 5 years and is continuously monitored, even if the holder moves jobs.

Application fee

A WWCC application or renewal is free for volunteers and costs $80 for paid workers (this will rise to $105 from 1 August 2024).

Employers must verify

Holders must give their employer or organisation their WWC ar APP number and other details so the employer can verify online that the number is valid.

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Employees and volunteers are responsible for keeping their Working with Children Check details up to date.


Organisations have a responsibility to determine who is in child-related work and verify their WWCC details online. 

Parents and carers

Know when parents must hold or verify a WWCC.

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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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