Parish Volunteers


National regulations have been in place for some time regarding volunteers in any community organisation. How this applies in our Parish is that all volunteers must hold a current Working With Children Check (WWCC) and have signed a Melbourne Archdiocese Code of Conduct. This includes all members of ministry, flower arrangers, singers/musicians, etc. A volunteer WWCC is free with applications completed online or at select Post Offices. Your WWCC must be registered at the Parish Office. If you have any enquiries or need assistance with your WWCC, please contact the Parish Office 5258 1673 or via email. The Parish must also keep a record of all volunteers within the parish. If your details are not up to date, please contact the Parish Office as soon as possible.

We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to comply with our legal requirements.

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Safeguarding Essentials is a 30-minute online compulsory training module for all volunteers and will provide you with foundational knowledge in relation to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable persons from all forms of abuse and harm. You will receive a certificate of completion and the parish will also receive notification that the module has been completed successfully.  To register you will need your unique Working with Children Check (WWCC) ID and an email address.

If you do not have an email address or access to the internet: group training sessions will be available. Please contact the Parish Office before to register your interest.

To access the training: visit Login to Safeguarding Training ( and refer to the below detailed instructions. Once you have completed the online training, please notify and/or email your certificate to the parish office.

Reminder: All volunteers must hold a current WWCC and have signed the Code of Conduct. Please contact the Parish Office if you need assistance.

 We appreciate your understanding and support as we work together to comply with our legal requirements. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.



The “Safeguarding Essentials” group training has now been scheduled – details below. We strongly encourage volunteers that have not completed the online course to attend. The training session is mandatory for all volunteers who give their time in any capacity. We look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Saturday 8th July      Time: 1pm to 2:30pm

Location: Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Ocean Grove

Presenter: Rosemary Teed, Safeguarding Office for Western Region of Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne

RSVP BY FRIDAY 30TH JUNE to Jennie Ryan at or call the parish office.


Thank you to everyone that has reviewed and confirmed their “Volunteer Contact Information“ document. To date, emails have been sent to members of the Pastoral Council Faith Development & Finance Committees and Counters. I would appreciate it if you could check your inbox for an email from Queenscliff Safeguarding, review the document and confirm the details or provide up to date information where necessary. We are still in the process of contacting all volunteers so don’t worry if you haven’t been contacted as yet.