Working With Children Check 2021


  • The WWC Check is a FNSW and NSW Government requirement 
  • All Paid employees working with children (under 18) MUST have a WWC Number. 
  • Volunteers must have a WWC Number (unless exempt – see below) 
  • A WWC Check is free for volunteers 
  • A WWC Check costs $80 for paid workers 
  • Persons requiring a WWC Number must apply on-line for a WWC Check
  • A WWC Number lasts 5 years

WWC Check Application Process

1. Apply for a WWC Check

2. Apply on-line to receive an Application (APP) number

3. Take your APP number and Proof of ID to a NSW Service Centre (motor registry)

4. Persons in a paid role pay an $80 fee at the motor registry, voluntary WWC is free.

5. Your WWC Number is issued by email usually within 2 weeks


The following are exempt in football from providing a WWC number:

  •  Persons under 18 years of age

The following are NOT EXEMPT in football from providing a WWC number:

  • Parents volunteering at an overnight camp or tour involving children under 18 years of age 
  • Parents coaching or managing their own child’s team are NOT exempt (refer FNSW Policy) 
  • Referees are NOT exempt (refer FNSW Policy) 
  • Police Officers, Corrections Officers and School Teachers are not exempt
  • Committee members are not exempt, even if their own child attends the club

What roles require a WWC Number in football?

  • All paid roles that involve supervising or working with children under 18;
  • Volunteer coaches and managers; 
  • Trainers, technical directors, youth coordinators; 
  • Committee members, MPIOs, tour chaperones; 
  • Referee coaches and referee mentors; and 
  • Any other role with children under 18.

Have you lost your WWC Number?

If you have lost your WWC Number, it can be retrieved online at the NSW Kids Guardian website

WWC Numbers have only been issued since June 2013. WWC clearances prior to June 2013 no longer apply.

Child Safe Culture

Having a child safe culture at your club is integral to providing a safe and child friendly club


FNSW Member Protection webpage