All leaders, and those working directly with children and young people, require a current Working with Children Check verified by the CPU.

If you work in NSW, you can apply for a Working with Children Check here.  Once you have received your WWCC number fill out the online registration form, or alternatively download the registration form and send it to Courtney Chan along with your clearance letter (email  or  PO Box 2196, Strawberry Hills, NSW, 2012).

For other states, see the “Other forms and links” tab on this page or contact Courtney.

Don’t forget all leaders, and those working with children and young people, require Breaking the Silence training.  More details here.


In 2018 all WWC checks that were obtained in 2013 will be required to be renewed.  When it is time to renew your WWC number, the Office of the Children’s Guardian will send a reminder email to you. The email will be sent three months before your WWC number expires and explain what you need to do to renew it.

You need to keep your contact details up to date so you can be advised when to renew – go to and click “Update your details”.  If you don’t know your WWC number, go to and click “Lost my WWC number”.  The WWC number renewal cannot start until you receive your email alert.  You can renew at any time from the date of the email alert until the date your current number will expire.

After completing the WWC number renewal you will be sent an email confirmation with a new expiry date for your WWC number. Please give these details to the Conduct Protocol Unit via email to along with your date of birth, or fill in the renewal form which can be downloaded here.  The CPU will need to re-verify your renewed WWC number and new expiry date.