Find all the resources and information you need about the Working with Children Check. Browse a range of guides and resources to help you understand the Check.

For applicants

Australia Post (External link)

You can lodge your application through many Australia Post outlets. The website provides information on outlet locations and more.

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) (External link)

Information provided by the DHHS can sometimes be used in the assessment of a Check application.

Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) (External link)

The VCAT website provides information on applications and appeals to the tribunal.

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) (External link)

The regulatory body for teachers in Victoria.

For organisations

Child Employment Act 2003 (External link)

Read the Act for information, laws and requirements related to child employment.

Commission for Children and Young People (External link)

The Commission promotes policies and practices that improve the safety of children and young people in Victoria.

Statistics on the Working with Children Check

Since April 2006, the Department of Justice and Community Safety has conducted Checks on over a million Victorians.

The table below outlines some key statistics about the Check.

Numbers as of 30 June 2020
Cardholders 1,646,804
Negative Notices issued ( since commencement of the scheme) 5,408
Individuals granted a card after a review by Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) and the Supreme Court of Victoria of the department's decision to issue a Negative Notice (since commencement of the scheme) 176


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