Extensions to ACT WWVP registration

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Working with Children Checks due to expire between 19 July 2021 and 26 September 2021 have been extended for three months. Checks that expire outside this time frame are not affected. 

People who have been granted an extension have been advised by email.

For more information, please visit https://www.ocg.nsw.gov.au/child-safe-organisations/working-with-children-check

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:
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency WWVP registrations with an expiry date from 16 March 2020 to 20 August 2021 are extended to 12 months after the date the registration would have expired. Letters have been issued to affected registration holders confirming the new expiry date. Renewal notices will be sent to all registration holder up to 12 weeks before the registration expires. 

Fees and charges have been frozen at 2019-20 levels for 2020-21 as part of the ACT Government’s Economic Survival Package in response to COVID-19. For further information on the fees and charges that have been frozen at current levels or waived for a period of time, please visit the COVID-19 website.

For more information please visit Working with vulnerable people (WWVP) registration on Access Canberra