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The new Working With Children Check

The new Working With Children Check applies to volunteers as well as paid workers. If you are over 18 and you volunteer in child-related work, you need a Working With Children Check (unless you qualify for an exemption).

For the purposes of a Working With Children Check, a volunteer is someone who does not receive payment for their work. If you receive any payment for your work (e.g. a stipend or per diem payment), you must apply for a Working With Children Check for paid workers. Reimbursement for out of pocket expenses does not constitute payment.

The check is free for volunteers. More information about the new Working With Children Check can be found on their website at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au.