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Pay for your blue card application

You can pay for your blue card application online using your credit card if you use the applicant portal to apply.

If your employer is paying for your application via the Organisation Portal, talk to your blue card coordinator before you apply so they can arrange payment.

If your employer is not using the Organsation Portal, they will instead provide you with a receipt number to enter when applying.

If your employer or someone else is paying for your application, ask them to pay using the BPOINT system before you apply. Then ensure you have your BPOINT receipt number ready to enter when asked.

If you submit your application another way (i.e. paper/in person), you can pay by:

  • BPOINT (note your BPOINT receipt number on your application form)
  • Cheque
  • Cash/EFTPOS at our reception (we recommend cashless payments).

The prescribed fees are current from 1 February 2021.

Renewals are charged at the same rate as new applications.

Pay for your application

Applications for blue cards or exemption cards

If you have applied for a blue card as a paid/job seeker or business operator you will need to pay the prescribed fee.

Renewals are charged at the same rate as new applications. Generally, payments are non-refundable.

You do not have to pay for your blue card application if you are:

  • a volunteer (who does not also do paid work with children)
  • a trainee student
  • a business operator who is not operating for profit
  • applying for an exemption card.

Disability worker screening check

If you need both a blue card and a disability worker screening check, contact Disability Services to get the 'disability worker screening and working with children check application', also known as the combined application.

If you already hold a disability worker screening check or NDIS worker screening clearance and require a blue or exemption card, you need to complete a specific form and pay the prescribed fee.

Changing to paid work

If you are a volunteer or student card holder, and you start getting paid for your child-regulated work, you will need to submit a volunteer to paid application form and pay the prescribed fee.

If you are a volunteer or student card holder, and you start operating a child regulated business, you will need to submit a volunteer to business transfer form and pay the prescribed fee.

Replacement cards

You need to pay for a replacement blue/exemption card if it is lost or stolen.

If you don’t receive your blue/exemption card because you changed your contact details after applying and didn’t notify us, you will need to pay this fee.

A replacement fee will not be required if there has been an error by Blue Card Services.

Eligibility declaration

If you submit an eligibility declaration to check if you are eligible to apply for a blue card, you need to pay the prescribed fee.

Negative notice cancellation

If you have been given a negative notice, after 2 years you can apply to cancel the notice. In this case, you need to pay the prescribed fee. However, this does not mean that we will automatically overturn our original decision.

You need to submit an application to cancel a negative notice.

Pay for your application

Table of fees

Type of applicationFee
Blue card application (excluding volunteers, students or exemption card applicants)$93.95
Volunteer, student blue card or exemption cardNo fee
Existing Disability worker screening clearance applying for a blue card using the DWS form $10.00
Transfer from volunteer or student to paid employment or business operation$93.95
Cancel a negative notice$93.95
Eligibility declaration$93.95
Replacement card (all applicants)$14.20

Blue card application fees current from 1 February 2021.

Renewals are charged at the same rate as new applications.