All sporting organisations have a responsibility to provide safe environments for children and young people.
Motorcycling Australia has adopted the Working With Children Check (WWCC) as a prerequisite for anyone in child-related work – paid and voluntary. It involves a national criminal history check and review of findings of workplace misconduct and it applies to anyone who will or will likely have individual / unsupervised contact with children.
The requirement for WWC checks extends to all Committee / Board members, and may include officials, coaches, team managers and promoters.
All states and territories have introduced legislation providing for child-related employment pre-screening, and there are important differences across jurisdictions. The following link provides an overview of the types of screening programs that are in place, what records are checked, and who is required to undergo screening: https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/pre-employment-screening-working-children-checks-and-police-checks/part-b-state-and
Applying for a WWCC is relatively easy – Application Forms are available from your State Controlling Body.
|ACT||Supply proof of registration for Working with Vulnerable People to MA. Valid for 3 years & subject to ongoing monitoring.||Access Canberra||Visit website|
|NSW||Supply proof of WWC clearance to MA. Valid for 5 years & subject to ongoing monitoring.||Office of the Children’s Guardian||Visit website|
|NT||Provide current Ochre Card to MA. Valid for 2 years||NT Government||Visit website|
|QLD||Provide current Blue Card to MA. Monitored by Public Safety Business Agency. Valid for 3 years.||Qld Dep’t Justice & Attorney General||Visit website|
|SA||Employer obtains National Police Checks||SA Department for Communities and Social Inclusion||Visit website|
|TAS||Supply WWCC to MA. Valid for 3 years.||Tas Dep’t Justice||Visit website|
|VIC||Supply WWCC to MA. Valid for 5 years.||Department of Justice||Visit website|
|WA||Supply WWCC to MA. Valid for 3 years.||WA Dep’t Child Protection||Visit website|
Note that every effort has been made to ensure the most current and accurate information on WWCC, however legislation and requirements can change. MA recommends you approach your relevant State Government Department for up-to-the-minute accuracy on the topics above.