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When to renew your Check

Renewals start March 2018

Working With Children Check renewals will begin in March 2018 for those who first applied in 2013.

When it is time to renew your Working With Children Check, you will receive an email explaining what you need to do. The first round of renewals for the NSW Working With Children Check will begin in March 2018. 

The Office of the Children's Guardian will email Working With Children Check holders a reminder three months before their expiry date. Renewals cannot be processed until you receive your email alert.

A Working With Children Check is like a driver licence – the number stays with you and is renewed before it expires. Do not reapply – you simply renew.

A Working With Children Check lasts for five years, so the first round of renewals will start on 15 March 2018.

Make sure you are ready

Find your expiry date and WWC number in the email you received after you first applied. If you have lost your number, go to and choose “Find your WWC number”. Your number and expiry date will be emailed to you.

If you do not receive an email, first check your Junk folder. If you still cannot find the email it may be because there is an issue with the information you entered, or your details have changed since you first applied.

In that case, either update your details using the “Update your details” option, or call our customer service team on 02 9286 7219.

Do not reapply, as you may be charged another application fee, and this will not be refunded.

If in doubt, call us: a single call could save you $80.

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