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Working with Children Check

If you are a club member born on or before 30 September 1999 (age 17+ years for season 2016-17) and interact with children for club activities, you must have a Working With Children Check (WWCC) from the Department of Justice listing our club as an organisation for which you volunteer. WWCC is free for volunteers but you must supply a passport sized photo. Members who will not interact with juniors this season may apply for a WWCC Deferral from the club committee, instead of holding a WWCC.


What do I need - a WWCC or a Deferral ?

If age 17+ (born on or before 30 September 1999) - use the table below.
Caution: All WWCC's MUST list our club - we cannot accept WWCC's that do not list our club.

Nipper Parent/s Require WWCC
Patrolling Member/Reserve Active/Long Service Require WWCC
Instructor/Trainer/Camp Leaders (Qualified or Unqualified) Require WWCC
Carnival Helper/Official/Age Manager/Team Manager/Assistant Require WWCC
Member of Executive or General Committee (or a sub committee) Require WWCC
Any other Member where you will interact with children for club activities Require WWCC

Members having strictly no regular or direct contact with children for club activities - eg Social and some Life Members.

* The committee will often approve WWCC Deferral for such membership - however we encourage WWCC registration by all members 17+ to allow participation in all club activities.

WWCC Deferral is sufficient *

How do I apply for a WWCC ?

Complete the online WWCC application form at workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au using 'Details for your WWCC' as shown below. Print the form and take it to a participating Post Office to lodge it with a passport size photo and ID documents.

 

Already have WWCC registration ?

Your WWCC registration will be recognised by our club, but only if you've listed our club as an organisation for which you volunteer. It is not sufficient to tell us your WWCC number, and a photocopy of your WWCC card is irrelevant: instead our club MUST be listed in your WWCC registration online. You can  check and update your registration online at  workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au or via 1300 652 879. You must list our club with the Postal Address of PO BOX 120 Point Lonsdale 3225 to ensure the Department of Justice notifications reach us.

 

DETAILS FOR YOUR WWCC

Use this information when applying for WWCC, updating your details or renewing your WWCC.

Details of Child-Related Work:

    11. List The Area(s) …    Use the codes:

                        10       (overnight camps)

                        70       (clubs and organisations)

Details of Organisation/s …

    12. Which Organisation(s) …

         Primary Organisation

                   LIFE SAVING VICTORIA

                   PO BOX 353

                   SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC 3205                   PH: 9676 6930

         Other Organisation

                   POINT LONSDALE SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

                   PO BOX 120

                   POINT LONSDALE VIC 3225                   PH: 5258 1257

 

Has your WWCC expired ? 

Cards expire every 5 years; you can then renew your WWCC at  www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au. When you receive your renewal notice from the Department of Justice, be sure to check your registration still includes our club details as shown above.

 

WWCC Exemption for Teacher or Police Officer ? 

No exemptions at our club, nor at any other: Life Saving Victoria requires WWCC compliance regardless of occupation. Our club already includes many teachers and several police officers, and all are compliant with this WWCC policy.

 

Why age 17+ instead of 18+ ?

In previous years, some patrolling members and Bronze/Cadet instructors were obliged to immediately cease those activities if they turned 18 during summer without their WWCC in place. To guarantee coverage for every member from the day of their 18th birthday, we now require WWCC compliance for every member aged 17+ at the start of the season.

 

Applying for a WWCC Deferral

This is an option for some members who will have strictly no interaction with children involved in club activities this season. Print the Application for WWCC Deferral form, complete your details including signature, and return it to the club - you will be notified if it is not successful. If seeking a WWCC Deferral you must select membership category General, unless you are a Life Member.