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Under 18s clarification for Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent

State and Territories across Australia have differing legislation on Working with Children Checks (WWCC) or equivalent for people who under 18 years old.

Gymnastics Australia will not chase members who are under 18 years of age for missing WWCC or equivalent details in our database.  

However all Clubs and State Associations should refer to the table below to ensure that all staff and volunteers are meeting the requirements State/Territory legislation to hold a current Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent when working in direct contact with children.

Who is exempt from WWCC or equivalent
Under 16 year olds
Under 18 year olds
Under 15 year olds
Under 18 year olds who are volunteers (except students required to work in regulated employment as part of their studies)
Under 14 year olds
Under 16 year olds
Under 18 year olds
Under 18 year olds who are volunteers.


To enter WWCC or equivalent details into the database for members under 18 years, please go to Club Admin Portal> WWCC Check tab>  E. Exempt from Check Members query and click on the member's name who requires to be updated to bring up the WWCC information panel for that member.

If the member is missing from the list, please refer to How to Manage Relationships for Club Personnel and Tech Members.

More information on Working with Children Check validation

Need more help?  Please lodge a support request.

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