Outline of the changes

Learn about the different areas of the blue card system that are affected by the changes and access more specific information.

Find out what has changed

No Card, No Start and application changes

  • You need a blue card before you start work.
  • New ways to apply.
  • Renew before your card expires to keep working.

Learn more about No Card, No Start

Changes for organisations

  • There are new obligations relating to sighting ID, linking card holders and employing restricted person(s).
  • You can get access to a portal to help you keep track of your blue card holders.

Learn the impacts on your organisation

Frequency test and exemption cards

  • If you work with kids for not more than 7 days in a calendar year, you may not need a blue card.
  • Exemption cards expire after 3 years.

Learn more about these changes