Lay Safe Ministry Clearances

The Anglican Church is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that our churches are safe for all who participate in church activities – including our volunteers. That is why we require everyone who has a ministry role within the church to meet specific standards of personal conduct.

Lay Safe Ministry Clearances Policy

The Anglican Church of Australia has established standards of conduct for church workers to maintain a safe and healthy ministry environment. Our commitment to these standards requires that we conduct screening and training for all persons who intend to engage in lay ministry in the Anglican Diocese of Bendigo.

This screening process is managed by Kooyoora Ltd, a not-for-profit public company, independent of the Anglican Church. Kooyoora Ltd was formed in response to the need for a better way of handling complaints, screening and redress and to promote a culture of child safety among participating institutions. You can find out more about Kooyoora Ltd on their website and gain more information about the clearance process they operate in the documents list at the bottom of this page.

Applying for a Lay Safe Ministry Clearance

You can apply for a Lay Safe Ministry Clearance through the online application form below:

Lay Safe Ministry Clearance application

Once you have submitted this form, you will need to undertake the required clearances.

Clearance Levels

The Lay Safe Ministry Clearances policy outlines the clearance levels and what roles fall under each level.

Level A: People working with children

Lay Safe Ministry Clearances – Level A instructions

People in Level A will be required to complete:

Level B: Parish Governance, Leadership & Responsible Roles

Lay Safe Ministry Clearances – Level B instructions

People in Level B will be required to complete:

Information and Instructions: