Lay Authorisations


As part of ensuring a safe church environment for all people, particularly children and vulnerable adults, the lay authorisations process outlines requirements for lay people with roles in our parishes and congregations to obtain National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and attend Safe Church Workshops.

The policy outlines the various roles within our churches and the clearances required for each role, with supporting documentation and step by step instructions on how to obtain these clearances.

Working with Children Check - volunteer instructions

To obtain a volunteer Working with Children Check: Visit the Working with Children Check Victoria website and apply for a Working with Children Check. There is no cost for a volunteer Working with Children Check. Details to include are:

  • Organisation name: Anglican Diocese of Bendigo - [parish name] PO Box 2 BENDIGO  VIC  3552 Phone: 03 5443 4711
  • Occupational work code: 64 - Religious organisations
Important information:
  • There are no fees for a volunteer Working with Children Check
  • You will receive a Working with Children Check card in the mail
  • A copy of your Working with Children Check will be sent directly to the Registry Office and kept on file. You are not required to forward a certified copy to the Registry Office.
  • Any disclosures will be handled independently through the Office of Professional Standards
  • Working with Children Checks are required to be renewed on expiry

Added Wednesday March 22 2017