working with children check 

Do you volunteer at OLMC ?

If you currently volunteer at our parish in any of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney identified areas listed below you need to have a WWCC (Working with Children Check) details & have signed a Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney Code of Conduct form which are held in the parish office. If you need assistance contact the parish office.

The Safeguarding & Ministerial Integrity Office, in conjunction with the Parish has identified the following require a Working With Children Check:

• Parish Priests, Assistant Priests, Parish Administrators
• Parish Secretaries
• Youth Ministers, Workers or Leaders
• Pastoral Associates
• Sacramental Coordinators
• Sacramental Group Leaders
• Catechists in State Schools
• Children's Liturgy Coordinators
• Children's Choir Ministry Leaders
• Acolytes and Senior Altar Servers
• Ministers of the Altar
• Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
• Ministers of the Word
• Parish Counters/Collectors
• Ministers to the Homebound

The Safeguarding Office require volunteers to do the following Online Training
* Safeguarding Induction Training for parish volunteers
To complete the Online Induction Training you will need to register by following this link

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Working With Children Check Legislation Changes

As of 15 June 2018 there has been important legal changes to the Working With Children Check (WWCC) changes include:

* Personal details must be updated: everyone who holds a WWCC is now legally required to update their contact details, including any name or address changes within three months of changing.
* Employers must verify: employers can be penalised if they do not verify their workers or volunteers WWCC numbers or verify if they have applied for one. Fines for not verifying can be issued to every organisation where people work or volunteer with children.

For further information on legislation changes or to apply for a WWCC go to

Anyone who is wanting to work/volunteer in the Archdiocese of Sydney will need to have a verified WWCC number before commencing work. The verification of WWCC numbers are the responsibility of the Parish.