Working with Children

Working with Children Check

How to obtain a WWC Number

Coaches, Managers and other persons (aged 18+) working or volunteering with children (under 18) must now apply for a Working with Children Check, obtain a WWC Number and provide their WWC Number to their club. This is a NSW Government requirement.


The following are exempt from the WWC Check requirements:

- Children under 18 years

- Volunteer parent who only coaches or manages their own child's team

- Volunteer who only coaches their own close relative's team (see definition)

- Referees

- Canteen managers, workers and caterers.

- Grounds persons

Definition: 'Close Relative' 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.

Application Process

  1. Complete the WWC Check application form on-line & receive your APP Number.
  2. Take your Application (APP) number, proof of ID and $80 to a Motor Registry. There is no fee for volunteers.  
  3. The Motor Registry will issue you with a a receipt.
  4. You should receive your WWC Number by email within approximately 10 days.
  5. You then provide your WWC Number to your club.

Apply for a Working with Children Check

More information 


Football NSW Child Protection Seminars

These seminars were previously known as Working with Kids (WWK) Seminars.

It is a mandatory requirement of FNSW that all coaches and managers registering for the 2016 FNSW Leagues attend a Child Protection Seminar run by Football NSW.

More information about the Child Protection Seminars

FNSW Child Protection Seminars are not related to WWC Numbers.   WWC Numbers are issued by NSW State Government. Refer above.