How do I apply?
The business operator is responsible for applying to Blue Card Services for a blue card.
A prescribed person must ensure the identification documents are sighted and verify that the signature on the application or card matches the signature on the identification documents provided by the business operator.
It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a blue card application form. Find out more information about disqualified persons (PDF, 428KB).
What do I need to do?
- If you don't have a blue card or exemption card...
Please click on the relevant link below for step-by-step guide to the application process:
- Business operators (PDF, 181KB)
- Applying for an exemption card (for police officers and registered teachers only) (PDF, 231KB)
- Disability service providers (PDF, 287KB)
If you require a blue or exemption card you will need to complete and submit an application form.
Please note that there are specific application forms for certain stakeholders, including
- family day care
- child protection services (including foster and kinship), and
- disability service providers.
If you already have a blue card or exemption card...
If you already hold a current blue card or exemption card, you must advise Blue Card Services if you commence any new regulated child-related business. You can do this by completing the Notification of change for self-employed persons form (PDF, 127KB).
Please note, if you hold a volunteer or student blue card (and did not pay the prescribed application fee) and you are proposing to operate a regulated business, you must transfer your blue card and pay the prescribed fee. You can do this by completing the Volunteer to business transfer form (PDF, 180KB).
- If your blue card has expired, or is due to expire soon...
If your blue card is due to expire, or has expired, and you are continuing to work in regulated child-related employment, you must complete a blue card renewal form in full and lodge it with Blue Card Services.How much will it cost?
There is a prescribed blue card application fee for business applicants. Access the Fees page for more information regarding the current fee.
There is no application fee for a people applying for a business exemption card.
Last Updated: 18 October, 2016