Working with Children Check Victoria

In Victoria, the check needed to work with children is called the Working with Children Check, and it is performed by the Commission for Children and Young People. All convictions (including juvenile), spent convictions, pending charges, non-conviction charges, allegations made to police and/or disciplinary information from child-related employers on a person’s record are taken into consideration when issuing or refusing to issue a Working with Children Check.

There is a fee of $108.80 for a five year clearance if you are in paid employment, but the check is free if you are volunteering or doing an internship (unpaid). You can apply for a Working with Children Check online, but will need to go to an Australia Post outlet to finalise your application, prove 100 points of ID and have a photo taken.