Changes to Working With Children Check

Key changes that affect child-related employers

  • Employers must verify a person’s Working With Children Check application or clearance online before engaging that person to work in child-related employment. Sighting the WWC number is not sufficient verification.
  • Employers must ensure that the WWC clearance status of existing child-related workers who have already been phased-in (if not already done so) are verified online within three months of the law taking effect on 2 November 2015.
  • Verification online can be done through the Working with Children Check Employment Register at