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Volunteer checks may ONLY be requested if you:

  • Perform the role on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the wider community; or
  • Not be an employee, contractor, subcontractor, staff member or officer of an organisation; or
  • not be entitled to a salary or any other entitlements or personal benefits associated with the position or role; or
  • be a student undertaking an unpaid compulsory vocational placement as a requirement of an Australian-based academic institution or training course.

Checks submitted for personal probity reasons where a person must provide a check to represent themselves as a fit and proper person are not generally considered a volunteer. 

For example, the reasons listed below do NOT meet the Volunteer check type.

Please choose 'Employment Type' for all of the following as per ACIC regulations.

  • Tenancy (rental) purposes
  • Freemason
  • Greyhound Racing/Training
  • Social media participation reasons
  • Insurance related purposes or to support business that operate on private premises
  • Placing an Au Pair or overseas students in a family home
  • Participation in television productions
  • Family day care providers who require checks for themselves or any residents on the premises where in-home care is being provided to children.

Although in these instances the individuals are not seeking employment, they DO receive personal benefits, payments or entitlements as a result of the activity that they are undertaking, and/or they are not undertaking an activity which enhances or extends benefit to help the community at large.

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