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Sutherland Shire Football Association

Working with Children (WWC) Checks

SSFA General Manager February 18, 2015 Courses No Comments on Working with Children (WWC) Checks


In 2015 all clubs must request a WWC Number from their coaches and managers and others at the club who work or volunteer with children under 18. The only people who don’t have to provide a WWC number to their club are those who don’t work or volunteer with children or who are exempt.


§ People under 18 years of age

§ Volunteer parent who coaches or manages their own child’s team

§ Volunteer who coaches or manages a close relative’s team  (see definition below)

§ Canteen managers, canteen workers and caterers

§ Grounds persons


“Close Relative” – A spouse or de facto partner of the person; or a child, step-child, sibling, step-sibling, parent, step-parents, grandparent, step-grandparent, aunt, uncle, niece or nephew of the person.

Exempt persons who do volunteer work with children should sign a MPD Form and provide it to their club.


What must Coaches and Managers do?

STEP 1:                  Coaches, managers and others working or volunteering with children under 18 must provide a WWC Number to their club.

To obtain a WWC Number, they must first apply on-line for a WWC Check.

CLICK HERE – To apply for the WWC Check on-line 

Once the application has been completed on-line the applicant will receive an APP number.


STEP 2:                  Take their APP Number and Proof of Identification to the Motor Registry  (RMS)

At the Motor Registry the WWC Check is free for volunteers.    It costs $80 for paid workers.

After attending the Motor Registry they will receive their WWC Number by email within approx. 2 weeks.


STEP 3:                  They must provide their WWC Number to their club.


What must Clubs do?

STEP 1:                  All Clubs must register as an Employer on the WWC Check website.

STEP 2:                  Ask all coaches, managers and others working or volunteering with children (u18) for their WWC Number.  (unless they are exempt – see above)

STEP 3:                  Verify their WWC Number to ensure the coaches, managers and others are cleared to work with children.


STEP 4:                  Keep a record of all Verification details


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