Frequently Asked Questions
General blue card FAQs
- How much does it cost and how long will it take?
- How long is my blue card valid for?
- When can I start working with children?
- I'm looking for a job working with children, can I apply for a blue card before I start?
- How can I pay for my blue card?
- When should I renew my blue card?
- I work in more than one child-related role, do I need more than one card?
- Can a person with a criminal history have a blue card?
- What if there is a change in a card holder's police or disciplinary information?
- What is a negative notice and what does it mean?
- What is the difference between a Blue Card Check and a Police Check?
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Working with Child Check Report questions
Exemption card FAQs
Do I need a blue card?
- Adults involved in the same team or club as a child
- Ambulance officers
- Board members
- Bus drivers
- Contractors going into schools or child care centres
- Directors of a non-state school governing body
- Disability carers
- Duke of Edinburgh Awards
- Executive officers of a corporation
- Guest speakers
- Home stay providers (arranged through a school)
- Interstate visitors
- Local government employees
- Massage therapists
- Nurses and midwives
- P&C Associations
- Registered health practitioners
- Santa and Santa’s helpers
- School council members
- Tertiary teachers
- Work experience students
Last Updated: 7 January, 2016