The Victorian State Government has made amendments to the Working with Children Check Act 2005 that will come into effect on 1 August, 2017.
These changes will now require ALL Victorian Officials to obtain a Working with Children Check as part of their licence. These amendments are being made following a Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Information regarding the changes can be found here.
For those officials who already hold a valid check, details will need to be emailed to [email protected]
The email should include:
- Your full name;
- Motorsport Australia licence number;
- Working with Children Check number/reference;
- Working with Children Check expiry date;
- a scanned copy/photograph of the card.
For those that don’t currently have a check, one can be obtained free of charge from the following link.
To begin the application, hit the blue ‘start application’ box at the bottom of the page. Once the online application is complete, you will need to visit an Australia Post outlet to verify your identity free of charge. Once you receive approval, please email the same details as above to [email protected]
These checks have been compulsory for Victorian Officials since 1 August, 2017. Victorian officials must provide details of their WWCC in order to participate in Motorsport Australia permitted events.
Presently Victoria is the only state expanding their definition of 'direct contact' and removing references to 'Supervision', however Motorsport Australia anticipate that these amendments will be adopted by other State Governments over the next 12 months. Motorsport Australia recommends officials in other States be pro-active and obtain a check.
Please direct all queries to [email protected]