Blue cards are issued under the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (Qld). They are an initiative of the Queensland Government.
I have a Working with Children Check from another state. Can I use it in Queensland?
No. Queensland does not recognise working with children checks conducted outside of Queensland.
I have a blue card, can I use it in another state?
Currently, working with children checks are managed at a state or territory level and in accordance with their respective legislation.
Please see the information below for a general guide to the screening requirements in each state or territory and the contact details for the relevant screening body.
If you are visiting interstate and propose to provide any child-related services, please speak to the relevant body for more detailed advice about what you should do. The website details for the other jurisdictions are provided below:
- New South Wales Working with Children Check website.
- Victoria Working with Children Check website.
- Western Australia Working with Children Check website.
- Northern Territory Working with Children website.
- South Australia Screening and Background Checks website.
- ACT Working with Vulnerable People website.
- Tasmania Working with Children Check website.
Last Updated: 1 December, 2015