Time for volunteers and visitors to renew their WWVP registration

Parents and other adults who volunteer, or work in some paid capacity, at school are required under the Working With Vulnerable People Act to be registered with Access Canberra.  There are however some exemptions.

Those who registered in 2013 will need to apply to renew their registration during 2016.

If your card is over three years old it has probably expired and you cannot lawfully have contact with children as a volunteer or visitor in a school-related activity.

If you are uncertain, you should contact Access Canberra on 13 2281 or, or in person at an ACT Government shopfront.

If you think you may be exempt under the Act, you should contact the school.

Registration for (unpaid) volunteers is free.  Registration for employees and paid visitors is $76 for three years.