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Authorised carers

Also in this category

  • adults residing on the property of an authorised carer
  • adults residing on the property of a family day care service provider
  • adults residing on the property of a home-based education and care service provider

Do you need a check?

Authorised carers and their adult household members are required to obtain a Working With Children Check.

Any person over 18 who stays for three weeks or more on the property of an authorised carer, family day care educator or home-based education and care service provider must have a Check. If you stay regularly, but not full time (e.g. several nights a week) you will still require a Check.

How to apply

Authorised carers and adult household members are not required to pay for a Working With Children Check.

There are special arrangements for authorised carers and adult household members of authorised carers who live interstate. See FACT SHEET: Interstate or incapacitated authorised carers or householders: Identity verification options. (PDF 112KB)

Getting the results

Find out more about the application process and when to expect your Check results.

Your information

During verification, your employer can only see your Check status. No information regarding your criminal or work history will be shared.

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