Business operators or people seeking to operate a business working with children and young people must hold a blue card or an exemption card before commencing work if their work falls into a category of regulated business.
Click on the links below for further information about the requirements and any relevant exemptions under each category:
Please note - if your business is run by a corporation, each executive officer of the corporation whose principal place of residence is in Australia must hold a blue card.
Last updated: 21 June, 2012
Business blue cards are valid for three years and the prescribed application fee is $73.45
A person proposing to carry on a regulated business must not commence providing child-related activities until they hold a valid blue card.
Certain people are prohibited from applying for or renewing a blue card. Please click here for more information about disqualified persons.
Police officers and registered teachers do not apply for blue cards and in certain circumstances may need to apply for an exemption card. Please click here for the relevant exemption card application forms.
Please check all categories that might apply to your situation. It is possible that your activities could be captured by more than one category of regulated business.