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, providing services as a religious representative that are directed mainly towards children, or conducting activities that mainly involve children, 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)
Examples of people who need a blue card...
- Religious leaders such as priests, chaplains, ministers or rabbis whose role includes, or may include, providing religious instruction to children or conducting activities as a religious representative on an paid basis, or
- Operators of businesses promoting spiritual beliefs and guidance to children even if they do not consider themselves to be part of an organised religion.
Who doesn't need a blue card?
There are certain people who do not require a blue card under this category, including:
- Registered health practitioners, if the work they are doing with children and young people relates to their function as a registered health practitioner.
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