The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a State Government initiative, which is a current check and ongoing cross-checking of criminal records for sex, drug or violence offences, with notification to LSV. LSV requires all members to obtain a Working With Children Check to comply with the laws protecting children (U18) from physical and sexual harm.
To ensure our members are operating within the legal framework, it is compulsory for all members 18 years and over to obtain the WWCC prior to joining the club or immediately upon turning 18 years of age.
To obtain a volunteer WWCC free of charge, applications can be obtained from Australian Post outlets. Use Code 70 in Section D, and in section E – Details of the Organisation/s, please enter:
- Primary Organisation: Life Saving Victoria, PO Box 353, South Melbourne VIC 3205
- Other Organisation: Bonbeach LSC Inc., PO Box 440, Chelsea VIC 3196; Ph: (03)9776 0810
Please click on the following link for more information on how to correctly apply for a WWCC as provided by LSV: http://www.lifesavingvictoria.com.au/www/html/1568-wwcc-frequently-asked-questions.asp.
At Bonbeach all members aged 18 and over must supply a copy of their WWCC card or proof of lodgement of a WWCC with their membership applications. Without this proof membership applications will not be accepted.
If you already have a WWCC you must complete a Change of Personal Details Form to add Bonbeach LSC and LSV to your existing card. You must also list all of your existing organisations or employment on this form to ensure they remain current. If Bonbeach LSC and LSV are not added to your WWCC, your membership application will not be accepted.
If you have moved house or changed employer or volunteer organisation update your details at the Department of Justice – WWCC or call the Information Line on 1300 652 879.
What happens if you don’t receive a Card?
The WWCC looks for criminal activity relevant to the physical and sexual safety of children under 18 years of age. If a member has their application denied, they are issued with a Negative Notice by the Victorian Department of Justice. The member (applicant) and Life Saving Victoria’s CEO will be informed. It is important to understand that Life Saving Victoria maintains strict adherence to privacy legislation, which regulates such personal information being broadcast to a wider audience.
If a member does have their application denied, they cannot be a member of Life Saving Victoria.