Interstate working with children checks
Blue cards are issued under Queensland legislation as an initiative of the Queensland Government.
This means we have different rules and requirements for working with children than the other states.
Using another state’s card in Queensland
We do not recognise working with children checks conducted outside of Queensland.
Using a blue card in other states
Working with children checks are managed at a state or territory level and according to their local legislation.
Each state or territory publishes their own information about their screening requirements and how to contact the relevant screening body.
If you are going to be providing child-related services in another state or territory, speak to their relevant body for advice about what you should do.
Access the information for:
- New South Wales
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Australian Capital Territory
NDIS and disability worker screening check
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) worker screening clearance is recognised across all states and territories in Australia.
Learn more from Disability Services.
Learn more about whether you need a blue card when: