You need to renew your Working With Children Check to continue paid or volunteer child-related work.

This takes about 7 mins
Before you start
You need to
  • Know your Working With Children Check card number. If you can't find it, then get your number (External link) before you start.
  • Have access to your mobile or email for the security check.
Be aware that
Your privacy
  • Make sure you provide accurate information as it’s the law.
  • Keep in mind, we’ll share what you give us with Working With Children Check Victoria so they can do your check.
  • Find out more in our privacy and security policy.
How you can pay for an employee check
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FAQs
Who needs to renew?

You need to renew your check before it expires if you do child-related work.

If you’ve kept your details up to date, then Working With Children Check Victoria will remind you to renew 28 days before your check expires.

You can renew your check from 6 months before to 3 months after it expires.

If your check is more than 3 months expired, then you can’t renew. You’ll need to apply for a new check (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link).

How long will it take to process my check?

It can take from 3 to 12 weeks to process your check. You can check on the status (External link) (External link) (External link) (External link) while you wait.

Can I work while you process my check?

In many cases, you can. But in some circumstances, it is an offence to work without a valid Working With Children Check.

Doing child-related work while your application is processing (External link) (External link).

What can I update when I renew?

You can update:

  • Where you live
  • Where you work or volunteer
  • Phone numbers
  • Email
What can’t I update when I renew?

You can’t change your name or gender online so find out what to do at:

Where can I get help or find out more about the check?

Working With Children Check Victoria (External link) (External link) can help you or give you more information.

What acts or regulations relate to the Working With Children Check?

A range of different laws may apply, depending on your situation. You can check them here (External link) (External link) (External link) if you need to.

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