Working with Children

Why do I need a working with Children’s check for volunteering?

Volunteers are often working in a community service area or with vulnerable people.

It important that organisations provide a safe workplace, and this is often a part of a screening process to ensure this.

Who pays for a Working with Children’s Check?

A Working with Children’s Check is free for volunteers.

What do I need to be able to complete a working with children’s check?

To apply online you will need access to a smart phone or tablet with a camera (less than 5 years old).

You will need to provide the identity documents as follows:

To do the Check fully online, you'll need two ID documents. One must have a photo.

To begin, you must have one of the following ID documents:

  • Australian passport (current or expired less than 3 years)
  • Current foreign passport (with linked visa)
  • Australian birth certificate
  • ImmiCard

Your second ID must be a:

  • Current Australian driver’s license.
  • Medicare card (only if you don't have a driver’s license)

The names on your two documents must match. If they don't, you must show a name change certificate or marriage certificate issued by an Australian Births, Deaths and Marriages registry. Documents must be in good condition. Damaged or worn-out documents won't work.

Here is the link to get you started.

Apply in person

Complete the form online by following the prompts you will then be sent an application number to your email.

You can then use this at the post local post office to complete your application by providing your identification documents in person.

Here is the link to get you started.

Should you need assistance with this please ask the organisation you plan to volunteer with or drop into Community Hub Inc. at 34 Connor St Colac.


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