Working with Children and Vulnerable people

ETAS Resources

As the state body for Equestrian Australia (EA), Equestrian Tasmania takes very seriously its responsibility to deliver a safe and welcoming sporting environment that is caring, nurturing and safe for children.

From 1 July 2023 it is an EA mandatory that all coaches and officials have a Working With Vulnerable People Checks, this will expand to all volunteers from 1 July 2024.

Child Safeguarding Presentation

We recently held webinars on Working With Vulnerable People (WWVP) checks and the Child Safeguarding policy. A copy of the presentation can be viewed here. View the presentation

Applying for a WWVP Check

WWVP laws are currently in place in Tasmania and other states and territories that aim to prevent people who pose a risk to children from working with children as paid employees or volunteers. Download the EA info flyer.

These laws require individuals involved in areas such as sport and recreation to undertake a check to determine their suitability to work (in a paid or volunteer capacity) with children. It takes around 6 weeks for your check to be processed,however, once you apply you are able to volunteer/work in many situations if you meet the eligibility - find out more at

You can apply at
The cost is $20.40 for volunteers or $119 for Employment

How do I add ETAS as a Point of Contact?

Watch this short video on how to add ETAS as a point of contact
The webinar presentation also has step-by-step instructions (15-21)

Which WWVP Check do I need - Volunteer or employment?

There are two options - select which covers your situation

Volunteer Check

  • If you volunteer (do not get paid) for the role you are engaged to conduct, then a volunteer check is the check you need. If you’re reimbursed for any out-of-pocket expenses you incur in doing voluntary work, you remain eligible for this type of check.
  • Officials who do not get paid, other than reimbursement are eligible for a volunteer check

Employee Check

  • If you do paid work (excluding reimbursements) you will need an employee check.
  • Coaches that get paid require an employee check
  • Officials who are paid (excluding reimbursement) require an employment check
  • The employee check covers both volunteer and paid work.

Once you have a WWVP
Once your card arrives please send a copy to:

Will my WWVP Check me working/volunteering interstate?

Download this information sheet for more information

Child Safety Officer

ETAS recommends Event Organising Committees have an Event Child Safety officer to promote the policy and be a point of contact at events in relation to child safeguarding.
Download a suggested position description
If you do appoint a rep, please send their details to [email protected] and we can share resources and updates with them.

Reporting a Child Safety Concern

Please View the child safeguarding presentation (Slide 22 onwards)
Download the Child Safety Concern Reporting Form and Actions Flowchart

Future Information and Training

We encourage members and committee members to undertake online training and access resources through services such as:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy

Equestrian Tasmania is committed to creating a welcoming space for everyone in our equestrian community. As part of this effort, we feel that it is important to include a recognition of the Traditional Custodians and Elders at Tasmania Victoria events, forums, public functions and in public documents. We are working on creating resources to support or Sporting Committees and members to achieve this. Whilst these are in development we recommend viewing EVIC and their resources on Acknowledgement of Country and Flag Protocol. 

National Policy

Our sport operates across Australia and engages children and young people through a number of programs such as competition, young rider squads, participation activities and social events. The Equestrian Australia Child Safety Commitment Statement can be read in full by clicking on the link below.