Working with Vulnerable People (WWVP) Registration

What is it?

The Working with Vulnerable People Scheme was brought into effect in 2012, and aims to reduce the risk of harm or neglect to vulnerable people in the ACT. The WWVP Act requires those who work or volunteer with vulnerable people undergo a background check and become registered. The background check consists of a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check. Once registered, a standard WWVP registration lasts for three years.

Do I need one?

Many volunteer involving organisations in the ACT require their volunteers to have a valid WWVP card. When applying for a volunteering role this information should be included in the advertisement or application form. A card is needed when a person is engaged in a regulated activity, but many organisations require their volunteers to undergo a check regardless of the role they are undertaking.

How do I apply?

You can apply for registration through Access Canberra in the following ways:

In order to complete your application you will need at least three forms of identity documentation, including at least one form of primary proof of identification.

Where can I find more information?

More information on the Scheme can be found on the Access Canberra website.