Extensions to ACT WWVP registration

On 1 July 2020, the Working with Vulnerable People registration period will be extended from three years to five years for all registrations. To avoid any disadvantage for individuals who registered or renewed in the 2019-20 financial year, registrations received between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 will be extended at the end of the three-year period by an additional two years at no further cost to the applicant. The extension will be added at the end of the three-year statutory registration period.

Amendments to the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 (the WWVP Act) have been passed to commence 1 February 2021.

Renew online: A renewal fee of $135.00 applies to people who are employed to work with vulnerable people. Renewal is free for volunteers, however if the volunteer also works in a regulated activity they are still required to pay the $135.00 fee. These fees are current from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Please ensure your email/contact details are up to date to ensure you got your email reminder from Access Canberra prior to your WWVP registration expiring. To change your address/contact details please update your details online, to change your name please attend an Access Canberra Service Centre and/or to add an employer to your registration please fill in the Contact us form.

Any questions, please email the Institute of Professional Standards and Safeguarding at ipss@cg.org.au or call Michelle Ward 6239 9802 or Maria Hicks 6239 9806.

In response to the COVID-19 Health Emergency:
WWVP registration holders will be provided with an automatic extension. If the expiry date is on, or after, 16 March 2020 the person is considered to be registered, regardless of the date on the card. A confirmation notice will also be provided to registration holders advising them of this extension. Click here for more information…