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National Police Checks for Volunteers

The Department of Local Government and Communities and WA Police provide a subsidy for eligible West Australian volunteering organisations to provide their volunteers with a National Police Check. The program is designed to assist organisations to screen volunteers working in positions of trust or who are involved in providing services to vulnerable people (i.e. children and young people, people with disabilities and seniors).


Name: Department of Local Government and Communities
Phone: 6551 8700

How to Apply

Organisations must register for the program with the Department of Local Government and Communities. Once the Volunteering Organistation Registration Form is completed it can be submitted to:

Department of Local Government and Communities
GPO Box R1250, PERTH WA 6844
Fax: (08) 6552 1555


All organisations involving volunteers are eligible to participate in the program, including state government and private sector organisations. To qualify the organisation must:

  • Be incorporated, or have relevant legal status
  • Be a parent body, not a sub-branch with volunteers working in Western Australia  
  • Be providing a community service
  • Be seeking a check for a volunteer who: 
    • Receives no payment for work (except out of pocket expenses) and
    • Performs volunteer work in providing a community service and is not as part of mandatory work placement (e.g. student placement, work experience, work for the dole).

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