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FNSW - Working with Children Check Policy

It is a requirement of Football NSW that all Technical Directors, Coaches, Managers, Referees and other persons in child related roles working or volunteering with children under 18 years obtain a WWCC and provide their club, Association, Centre, Branch or Referee Branch with a valid WWC number.

The main elements of the policy are:

  1. All volunteer parents or close relatives coaching or managing their own child’s or close relative’s team, require a WWC number; and

  2. All Referees, require a WWC number.

  3. The only exemption for those roles recognised by Football NSW is the exemption for persons aged under 18 years.


This means that all Referees 18 years of age and over are required to obtain a WWC Number. As paid Referees, this also means that you will need to obtain a paid WWCC.



If you do not already have a paid WWCC, you will need to obtain one prior to the start of the season. Here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. If you are unsure if your paid WWCC is still valid, please use the following link to check this.

  2. Use the following link to go to the “Apply for a WWCC” section of the Service NSW website.

  3. Select “Apply for your Check” and complete the online form, ensuring the name you enter matches your identity documents exactly

  4. Visit a Service NSW centre with your identity documents and pay the applicable fee

The fee for a paid WWCC is $80. This is payable at the time of verifying your documents with Service NSW.


We strongly recommend that if you do not have a paid WWCC, you do this ASAP, to make the registration process as easy as possible for yourself and the Registrar.

If you have any questions or issues relating to the new WWCC Policy, you can contact our WWC Officer, Emma Lewis, at


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