Child accommodation services including home stays
Who needs a blue card?
A person seeking to operate a business needs a blue card if the usual activities of the business include, or are likely to include, a child accommodation service provided in the home of a person carrying on the business or under an arrangement organised by a government service provider, unless an exemption applies.
Police officers and registered teachers do not apply for a blue card and should instead apply for an exemption card under this category if they are providing child-related services which are outside of their professional duties. Read more about applying for an exemption card (PDF, 231KB).
Find out more about the application process for disability service providers (PDF, 287KB)
Who doesn't need a blue card?
A blue card is not required if:
- the business is conducted at a boarding facility, residential facility or another place at which a child accommodation service is provided under funding provided by the Commonwealth or by the Department of Education, Training and Employment.
If you require a blue or exemption card under this category you will need to complete and submit an application form.
Last Updated: 30 June, 2014