Recently the parish held a meeting to present to volunteers who work for the parish, the new requirements for a Working with Children Check (WWCC), and in some cases where the volunteer holds a position of trust or leadership they will also need a National Police Check.
The first thing to understand is that these requirements for a WWCC were made in the final report of the Royal Commission and have been acted upon by the State Government and the Archdiocese. The regulatory requirements that religious bodies must meet are quite strict due to their horrendous record of abuse of the vulnerable in the past.
Basically, if you are on a committee or team or pretty-well anything else except church cleaning and flower arranging, you will need a WWCC card.
The image below will take you to the Archdiocese Guidelines so you can see the requirements of most parish volunteers in various positions.