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Renew your blue card

In order to continue working in child-regulated employment, we must receive your renewal application form before your current card expires.

We send you a reminder to renew 10 weeks before your current card expires. Make sure that you keep your contact details up to date, otherwise you will not receive your renewal reminder.

We can accept your renewal application up to 16 weeks before your current card expires.

Under the ‘No Card, No Start’ laws, you must hold a valid blue card to continue working in child-regulated employment. You must ensure the form is correctly completed, or it could delay your renewal application.

It will take longer for us to process your application if we find out any information in the blue card check.

How to renew your blue or exemption card

To renew your blue or exemption card, you need to follow 3 simple steps.

  1. Have a customer reference number (CRN) from the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR)
  2. Register for an online account. This is how we verify your identity and obtain the photo for your card.
  3. Apply for your blue or exemption card using the online applicant portal or download the paper form.

Apply online

You will need to register for a Blue Card Services online account before you can apply to renew your blue or exemption card. You only need to register for an account once.

Once you have registered for your online account, you can log in to the online applicant portal.

You can also return later to log in and apply to renew your card.

For a smooth application process, we suggest reading Before you apply and other instructions, below.

Note: The online application works best on desktop or tablet devices, and using current browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge. There may be compatibility issues with older browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11 or earlier.

Before you apply

Before you apply to renew your blue or exemption card using the online applicant portal or downloading the paper form, you should:

It is helpful to have your existing blue card with you when you apply, so that you can tell us your existing card number and expiry date.

Submit a paper application

Please contact us if you would like to apply online but are having issues accessing the online applicant portal.

If you can’t apply using the online applicant portal, you can download and complete a paper application.

You can submit your paper application to us by:

Once downloaded, you will need to write your CRN on the form. Our paper forms have instructions on how to complete the application. You will be required to submit a certified copy of either your ID or CRN letter with your application.

Processing and approval times may take longer for paper applications.