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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.

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