Working With Children Check (WWCC)
WWCCs are FREE for volunteers
All members over 18 require a WWCC before their membership can be accepted, with the following exceptions:
- Parents of Nippers who are only involved in Surf Education and do not participate in any club activities with children. No changeroom access.
- Honorary or Life members who are not involved in regular club activities
- Social Members - lounge access only, not involved in any regular club activities and do not hold a key to the club
Lifesaving Victoria requires all members who are in contact with children, in the provision of a service or activity, to obtain a valid WWCC before joining a surf life saving club. This includes police and teachers who are normally regarded as exempt under the Act. The reason for this is that only organisations listed against a person's WWCC are immediately notified of any convictions etc.
If you are unwilling to undertake this check, we cannot accept your membership application.
For further information about WWCC or to apply online, please go to the Working with Children website.
If you hold a WWCC with another volunteer organisation, you must update your details online at Update Your Details listing both Ocean Grove SLSC and Surf Life Saving Victoria as organisations that you are involved with. The Department of Justice notifies the club when you have updated your details. Your membership will not be processed until we have confirmation.
How to Complete Section D: Details of Child-Related Work
Question 11. List the area(s)
Use the following code:
42 (Clubs & Associations)
How to complete Section E: Details of Organisation/s
Question 12. Which organisation(s)
Name of Primary Organisation:
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club
Name of Other Organisation:
What else do you need to do?
An assessment notice will automatically arrive at OGSLSC within 10 working days. This will verify your membership application. If faster processing is desired, provide a copy of the volunteer application receipt and a copy of your MyCheck home screen (showing the two organisations listed, and your card number and expiry) to firstname.lastname@example.org.