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 Department of Justice 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 organisiations that you are involved with. You need to do this within 21 days of joining the club to ensure the protection of our members. The Department of Justice notifies the club when you have updated your details. If we do not receive this notification your membership will be subject to review.
How to Complete Section D: Details of Child-Related Work
Question 11. List the area(s)
Use the following codes:
10 (overnight camps)
42 (Clubs & Associations)
How to complete Section E: Details of Organisation/s
Question 12. Which organisation(s)
Name of Primary Organisation:
Name of Other Organisation:
Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club
What else do you need to do?
Provide a copy of the volunteer application receipt and a copy of your MyCheck home screen (showing the two organisations listed) to firstname.lastname@example.org.