Working with Children Checks


Working With Children Checks – Australia

All Au Pairs, Nannies and Babysitters legally require a valid Working with Children Check or Blue Card (Queensland) when providing childcare services to children in Australia.

The WWCC involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. The result of a Working with Children Check is either a clearance to work with children for five years, or a bar against working with children. Cleared applicants are subject to ongoing monitoring and relevant new records may lead to the clearance being revoked.

 

Each state in Australia has its own Working with Children Check and it is the Nanny/Au Pairs’ responsibility to ensure they the correct Working with Children Check in place before starting work with a family.

A Working with Children Check is an important security screen in its own right and is the standard background checks for who works with children.

Please follow these links for each States information regarding Working with Children Checks

Australian Capital Territory:  Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.ors.act.gov.au

South Australia: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.dcsi.sa.gov.au

Western Australia: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au

Victoria: Working with Children Check /card (WWCC) www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au

Tasmania: Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check/card (WWCVP) www.justice.tas.gov.au

New South Wales: Working with Children Check www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

Queensland: Working with Children Check – (Blue card) www.bluecard.qld.gov.au

Northern Territory: Working with Children Check – (Ochre card) www.workingwithchildren.nt.gov.au