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When to renew your WWC number

Renewals began in March 2018

The Working With Children Check lasts for five years, so renewals began in March 2018 for those who first applied in 2013.

If your contact details are up to date, you will receive a notification when it is time to renew your WWC number.

A WWC number is like a driver licence – the number stays with you and is renewed before it expires. Do not reapply – you simply renew, and your WWC number will remain valid for another five years.

Please take a moment to make sure their contact details are up to date in the system. Do this by following the ‘Update my details’ link in the "I'm an applicant" panel on the right.

Renewal applications cannot be submitted until three months before your expiry date.

Find your expiry date

Find your expiry date and WWC number in the email you received after you first applied. In your email search, type "wwccnotification" - the subject is "‘Information Regarding your Working With Children Check’.

Search wwccnotification in your email inbox

You can also find your expiry date and WWC number online by following the “Lost my WWC number” link in the "I'm an applicant" panel on the right.. 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 my details” option, or call our customer service team on 02 9286 7219.

How much it costs

Renewal is free for a volunteer WWC number. Renewal for a paid employment WWC number costs $80. 

Any future increases to the current fee for the Working With Children Check will reflect CPI increases only.

Renew, do not reapply

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