Right of appeal
A Working with Children (WWC) Check applicant (paid or volunteer) who is issued with an Interim Negative Notice or a Negative Notice should contact within the Department of Justice and Community Safety or by telephone on to discuss any right of appeal that may exist or visit their website for further information.
An employee or prospective employee who undergoes a criminal record check conducted by the Department and is found to have an unsatisfactory criminal record may, within 14 days of being notified, apply in writing to the Senior Chairperson of the for a review of that notification.
A volunteer who undergoes a criminal record check conducted by the Department and is found to have an unsatisfactory criminal record may request that the Victorian Ombudsman investigate. The Victorian Ombudsman is an independent officer of the Victorian Parliament who investigates complaints about administrative actions taken by Victorian government departments. The may be contacted on telephone or or visit their website.
Reviewed 30 March 2020