Working with children clearance: before you apply

ID requirements

You must prove your identity by submitting your original identity documents or certified copies to apply for a working with children clearance.

Your documents must be current and valid. Expired licences and passports will not be accepted.

Your documents must include at least one piece of photographic identification, also known as a primary document, to a total value of 100 points based on the list below.

Requirements for people aged under 18 years

You only need to submit one primary document.

If you do not have a primary document, you may submit a statutory declaration from your school or college principal that confirms your identify along with a photograph no more than three months old.

Identity document

Point value

Primary document

Birth certificate

70

Yes

Australian passport

70

Yes

Australian citizenship certificate

70

Yes
Australian driver licence40Yes

Licence or permit issued by the Commonwealth, or a state or territory government that has your date or birth and photo -  eg: firearms licence, MSIC or ASIC licence

40

Yes

Proof of Age Card issued by any Australian state or territory

40

Yes

Identity document issued by an Aboriginal Land Council that has your photograph

40

Yes

A statutory declaration confirming your identity written by someone you have known for at least a year. It must include all your previous names and a passport-sized photo of yourself. 

40

Yes

A current and valid working with children clearance notice or Ochre Card

100

No

Photo ID card showing you are a Commonwealth, state or territory government employee

40

No

Medicare, Centrelink or health care card

25

No

Credit card, debit card or passbook - one per bank

25

No

Council rates notice with your name and current residential address

25

No

Utilities notice with your current residential address

25

No

Foreign driver licence

25

No

Applying online or by post

You must provide copies of all your documents to a total of 100 points based on the table above.

Images in your documents must be clear and text must be easy to read. 

Your face must be seen in any photos provided.

SAFE NT will not return the copies of your documents. Do not mail original documents to SAFE NT.

Applying in person

You must bring all your identity documents with you when you apply.

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Last updated: 19 April 2016