Only paid workers are required to pay $80 for a five-year clearance. This equates to $16 per year, the lowest fee for a Working With Children Check in Australia.
Once the fee has been paid, there is no refund.
For example: if you become barred, withdraw your application, or select "paid" by mistake on your application form, or have failed to disclose a maiden name, or any previous or alias names, you will not receive a refund.
The Check is free for:
- students over 18 on professional placement
- potential adoptive parents
- authorised carers (foster carers and other authorised carers of children in statutory and supported out-of-home care)
- adults who reside in the home of an authorised carer, a family day care service provider, or home-based education and care service provider.