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Volunteers – Working With Children

If you are volunteering in an area working with children, you are very aware of the need for a Working With Children Check (WWCC).  However, for those who are new to volunteering, the process to obtain a WWCC can be a little confusing.

When the WWCC was originally introduced, the only way to apply was by filling out a paper form from the Post Office.

Today, the ONLY way to apply is to do so on-line.

It is all explained clearly at www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home

Make sure you use their helpful checklist to find out if you actually need a WWCC.

As a volunteer, to lodge an application, you will need to take to a Post Office:

  • the printout of your online Application summary
  • a photo of passport size and quality (they can usually take these at your local post office)
  • original and current proof of identity (POI) documents

What if you don’t have a computer or printer?

  • Your local Library may have these you could access
  • At Volunteering Ballarat we can help you with your application; Monday, Wednesday or Fridays from 10.00am to 3.00pm.




United Way Ballarat is working to advance the common good of our community by focusing on Education, Income and Health.  These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.  United Way Ballarat asks all the citizens of Ballarat and surrounding areas to do three things: GIVE – money and goods; ADVOCATE – on behalf of those who cannot; and VOLUNTEER – to invest time in our community More about United Way Ballarat


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