Blue card resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

On this page you will find resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland to access blue card services.

Yarn with Jess podcast

Meet Jess, a proud Bidjara woman. Jess has worked with Blue Card Services for over 10 years and will yarn about all things blue card to ensure our gunanoos (which means kids) are kept safe.

Series 2

We've been working with the Local Government Association of Queensland to develop a suite of resources to help local councils understand their blue card obligations and determine who needs a blue card.

Before you tune into series 2, watch this short video about the series.

Yarn with Jess series 2 promo

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Hi everyone, I’m back again for series 2!

For those who don’t know me, I’m Jess, a proud Bidjara woman.

I’m really excited to be helping local councils understand more about the blue card system and to help them work out who needs a blue card and who doesn’t.

This is so important because making people get a blue card when they don’t need one creates a barrier for First Nations peoples to get work in their communities.

The most common feedback our team receives when they visit community is, “My job is making me get a blue card and I don’t work with kids”. Local councils should not have policies in place that make employees get a blue card if the work they are doing is not regulated by the blue card system.

So, we’ve created the next series to help CEOs and HR managers in council to know more about the blue card system, when employees will need a blue card, how to link employees to the council, and what to do when an employee has a change in their blue card status.


Series 1

Series 1 contains 11 episodes of ‘Yarn with Jess’ to tune into.

Watch the series 1 promo.

Videos to watch

We have more videos available to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on our YouTube channel.

Publications to download and print

To apply

For applicants

For organisations