Working With Children Check Clearance

The NSW Police Force does not provide Working With Children Checks. Individuals seeking a Working With Children Check Clearance should refer to the Office of the Children's Guardian website.

However, some employers of persons in child-related work may also require a National Police Check to assess the suitability of a person for employment in a particular position. Some workers may therefore separately apply to the Office of the Children's Guardian for a Working With Children Check and to the NSW Police Force for a National Police Check.

Criminal Record Check via the Australian Federal Police

Individuals requiring a criminal record check for Australian citizenship, residency, spouse visa, guardianship of a child from another country, working visa or whilst travelling or living abroad, must apply via the Australian Federal Police (AFP). Details on applying for a criminal record check via the AFP are available at www.afp.gov.au.

Volunteers working in commonwealth funded aged care facilities should apply online and select name and date of birth - aged care volunteer, in the purpose field, to receive a reduced rate check. Reduced price checks are not available for paid employees in aged care and the final certificate will clearly identify that the check is for aged care volunteer purposes only.