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Working With Children Check

A Working With Children Check is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct.

To change from a Volunteer to a Paid Working With Children Check choose "Update my details" in the links below.

Service NSW is trialling access to the Working With Children Check clearance number on the Service NSW app. Be part of the app trial

I'm an employer

Please register as an employer to access the new system and verify an individual’s WWC status.

Register Log in and verify

I'm a parent

Verify a tutor or someone you have engaged to work with your child.


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.

The Working With Children Check is fully portable so it can be used for any paid or unpaid child-related work in NSW for as long as the worker remains cleared.