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Visiting Lay Persons - Protocols for Approvals

Any (including intrastate, interstate or overseas) lay persons wishing to exercise any form of private or public ministry* in the Archdiocese of Perth are required to seek permission PRIOR to the event taking place and must meet the Archdiocesan screening requirements. 

This process must be completed at least two weeks PRIOR to the commencement of the visit.

In all instances the following submissions are necessary:

  • 1. Send an email to the Office of the Vicar General via ea.vg@perthcatholic.org.au outlining the intent of the visit/short stay or appointment.
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  • 2. Complete the PERSONAL SAFEGUARDING DECLARATION FORM
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  • 3. Complete the CHURCH AUTHORITY STATEMENT FORM 
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  • 4. Provide a National Police Clearance (NPC)
  • The NPC must not be less than three (3) months old from the date of issue. If you are from overseas, you are to provide a copy of your home country’s NPC or equivalent.  The NPC provided will be valid for three years from the date of issue should you return to the Archdiocese.
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  • 5. WA Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • If the visit involves working with Children, Intrastate visitors must include their WA WWCC number in the PERSONAL SAFEGUARDING DECLARATION FORM.
    Interstate or Overseas visitors only require a WA WWCC if the visit is for more than 14 days per year. 
    Please contact the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth Safeguarding Office via safeguarding@perthcatholic.org.au to be guided in the process.

Please send all completed paperwork to the Office of the Vicar General via ea.vg@perthcatholic.org.au. The Office of the Vicar General will provide the appropriate permission confirmation to you. 

Please note any form of private or public ministry within the Archdiocese is not permitted until all correspondence is received and permission has been formally granted.

It is expected that all laity or lay organisations, coming into the Archdiocese of Perth to provide any form of private or public ministry make themselves familiar with the principles and guidelines of the Integrity in the Service of the Church, National Catholic Safeguarding Standards (NCSS), and the Archdiocese Code of Ethical Conduct documents.

*any activity within or delivered by an entity that is designed to carry out the good works of the Catholic Church.