Basketball Victoria is committed to providing an enjoyable, safe, and welcoming environment for its members and participants and have in place Member Protection Bylaws.

Our club is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people; we abide by the Basketball Victoria Member Protection Bylaws which outlines the screening process for people in our Club who volunteer (committee members, coaches, assistant coaches, and team managers).

Your involvement helps to build a stronger, healthier, happier, and safer community, enabling many children to be active and to be part of our great club.  Please help us to ensure the safety of all children at our club by ensuring you have met the volunteer compliance requirements as outlined.

It is imperative that the actions outlined are taken to ensure volunteer compliance.  This is to ensure that we have taken the steps required to protect the safety and wellbeing of the players at our club but also to ensure that we are meeting the requirements of Basketball Victoria and our lease agreements with our training venues.

If coaches and team managers are not compliant, we may prevent teams from training until such a time as volunteer compliance is met.

Volunteer Compliance – Screening

In accepting a volunteer role, you are agreeing to undergo screening which requires that all volunteers meet the following minimum requirements:



>18 years (no exemption) >18 years (teacher) >18 years (police officer) <18 years
WWCC yes × × ×
MPSD yes yes yes ×
VIT & WWCCV × yes × ×
Police ID × × yes ×


If you do not have a current WWCC:

If you are over 18 years of age and are not a teacher or police officer, you will need to apply for a WWCC which can be done here.  You must include our club as an organisation that you volunteer with, please include the following:

St Christopher’s Junior Basketball Club
PO Box 310
Essendon VIC 3040
Telephone number – 0422 682 382

If you have a current WWCC:

If you already have a WWCC, then you must ensure that our club is added as an organisation that you volunteer for within 21 days of commencing voluntary work with our club, this can be done at this link.



The Member Protection Statutory Declaration that must be signed and appropriately witnessed and returned.  This must be completed by all members over 18 years of age that are volunteering, teachers and police officers included.  A Member Protection Statutory Declaration is valid for 2.5 years.

Download Member Protection Declaration


Teachers registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), do not need a Working with Children Check (WWCC) however must provide evidence of their exemption, VIT card number, and expiry date.

The Working with Children Act 2005 requires that teachers notify the Department of Justice and Community Safety of any child-related work that is not teaching in a school or an early childhood service.  You must provide to the department, the organisation details who has engaged you for that child related work within 21 days of commencement.

You must notify the department using this link that you are volunteering with our club, the details to be provided are:

St Christopher’s Junior Basketball Club
PO Box 310, Essendon VIC 3040
t: 0422 682 382



A committee member will need to sight a police officer’s identification to verify the exemption.  This may be required every season or on an annual basis.