Other Australian articles on safety for Pagans
- Safety in the Circle PAN
If you are applying for a WWCC, or your State's equivalent, you may list the Witches Guild as a contact and we will gladly vouch that you have met this requirement.
The address is PO Box 535, Geelong VIC 3220.
LIke any other religious worker in Australia witches and pagans priestessess and priestes leading events have a responsability to ensure participants are kept safe. Indeed they have legal obligations in relation to children's safety. For that reason, even if contact with children is only made in passing, State based registration is manditory. We encourage participants to ask their local group leaders if they have completed state based registration.
Working With Children Checks
All Australian States and Territories require some kind of official check for religious or spiritual workers and volunteers that may have contact with children in the course of their work. Often that contact need only be very minimal for the requirement to be met. Witches and Pagans may be legally required to undergo checks if they undertake paid or voluntary work as celebrants, healers, guides, ritualists and perform other services that resemble those traditionally provided by clergy. The Witches Guild encourages Witches and Pagans to embrace this important initiative to improve the safety for the children in Australia and apply for a check.
ACT – List of required registrants not currently available
NSW - Religious services
NT - Religious organisations and vocations
QLD – Religious representatives
SA – Religious and spiritual workers
TAS – Child related religious activity
VIC – Ministers of religion
WA – Religious leaders including ministers
Content on this page written and coordinated by Cara. Last updated 2019