WORKING WITH CHILDREN CLEARANCES

Caring for children is a very important position, and for this reason, national regulations require all staff to hold an appropriate Working with Children check. Each state of Australia has a different name for it, including the Blue Card, Police Clearance or a Working with Children Check. Please find below a useful table for you to determine what you need to make kids smile with Camp Australia.

State by State Requirements

Official Clearance Process (incl. Price) Link
Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Check and Catholic Police Check

Camp Australia will initiate the application process to get your Department of Communities Social Inclusion (DCSI) Check in South Australia. Send a request email to records@campaustralia.com.au with the following details:

  • Full Name
  • Date of birth
  • Email Address

Once Camp Australia has finished the initial process of the application, DCSI Screening Unit will send an email to the applicant with the login and password details. Applicant can then login and complete the application. Application fee will be automatically calculated, based on the screening types required.

To get your Catholic Police Check in South Australia, you need to send your approved DCSI Check through to records@campaustralia.com.au.
This check is free, and your application should be processed within five days, however in some cases it can take up to six weeks.

If you do not have a current Department of Communities Social Inclusion (DCSI) Check you can get more information here:

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Working with Vulnerable People Check

To get your Working with Vulnerable People Check in Australian Capital Territory, you need to complete the online application and print this out. You can lodge your by bringing the signed application form and proof of identity to an Access Canberra shopfront, or post the signed form, certified proof of identity, and two photos to Access Canberra’s Background Screening unit.
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $82.
Your application should be processed within 12 days, yet it can take longer in busy periods, or if you have past criminal activity.

For any more information, please visit https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804/~/working-with-vulnerable-people-(wwvp)-registration#!tabs-3

If you do not have a current Working with Vulnerable People Card, you can apply here:

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Working with Children Check

To get your Working with Children Check in New South Wales, you need to complete the online application and receive your applications (APP) number. You must then take your application number along with proof of identity to a NSW Motor Registry, RMS Agency, or Service NSW office (not your local Council).
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $80.
Your application should be processed within a few days, and your number will be emailed to you. However, please allow four weeks before being in contact to enquire about your application's progress, as it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/FAQ.aspx?SectionID=4#

If you do not have your Working with Children Check (Employee) you can apply here:

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Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card)

To get your Working with Children Clearance (including the Ochre Card), you need to complete an application form online. To complete this application, you will need all of the following ready:

  • a debit or credit card - MasterCard or Visa only
  • an email address
  • an Australian residential and postal address
  • scanned copies of your identity documents, a passport-sized photo and, if you are a volunteer, a completed volunteer concession form to pay the reduced fee (in GIF, JPG, PDF, PNG or TIFF format).

As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $69.
Your application should be processed within two to four weeks

For any more information, please visit https://nt.gov.au/emergency/community-safety/apply-for-a-working-with-children-clearance

If you do not have a current Ochre Card (Employee) you can apply here:

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Blue Card Services

To get your Blue Card in Queensland, you need to complete the online application form, and email a scanned version to records team at records@campaustralia.com.au. Our team will take it from here!
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $87.20.
Your application should be processed and sent to you within four weeks. The process will take longer if you have a common surname, a criminal record, or if your form is incomplete or not correctly filled in.

For any more information, please visit https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/employees/index.html

If you do not have a current Work with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration you can apply here:

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Work with Vulnerable People (Children)

To get your Work with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration in Tasmania, you need to complete the online application form, then lodge it at a Service Tasmania. You must take the application summary and receipt that you printed after completing the online application form, and documents that prove your identity with you.
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $108.50.
In general, please allow six weeks to receive your results. However, it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.justice.tas.gov.au/working_with_children

If you do not have a current Work with Vulnerable People (Children) Registration you can apply here:

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Working with Children Check

To get your Working with Children Check in Victoria, you need to complete the online application form, then lodge it at a participating Australia Post retail outlet. You must take the application summary and receipt that you printed after completing the online application form, a passport-size photo of yourself, and documents that prove your identity with you.
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $121.40.
Your application should be processed within two to three weeks, and will be mailed to you two weeks later. However, please allow twelve weeks before being in contact to enquire about your application's progress, as it can take longer if you have a common surname or a criminal record.

For any more information, please visit http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

If you do not have your Working with Children Check (Employee) you can apply here:
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Working With Children Check

To get your Working with Children Check in Western Australia, you need to complete the WWC Check form, which can be obtained from an authorised Australia Post outlet, or alternatively you can contact the WWC Screening Unit. If you then email records@campaustralia.com.au, the records team will work with you to arrange the organisational details component.
You then lodge this form at an authorised Australia Post outlet, along with identification for a 100 Point Proof of Identity Check.
As this is a paid position, you will be required to pay $84.
Your application should be processed and your WWC Card should be sent to you within two weeks. The process could take longer if you have a common surname, a criminal record, or if your form is incomplete or not correctly filled in.

For more information, please visit: https://workingwithchildren.wa.gov.au/

If you do not have a current Working with Children Check you can apply here:

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