Blue card resources

We have resources available for individuals and organisations to help you understand how the blue card system works.

Resources available on this page:

You can download and print these resources as required.

We also have a suite of videos to help you understand the changes to the blue card system that started on 31 August 2020.

General information about the blue card system

When a card is required and how to apply

Application process

Application process outline for:

For individuals

Learn whether you need a blue card and how to apply for your industry:


Exemption cards

This flow chart outlines when an exemption card may be needed by a police officer or teacher.

Learn more about getting an exemption card for work outside your professional duties as a:

For organisations

Learn when a blue card is needed for:

These flow charts outline if a blue card is required and how to apply for:

This flow chart explains to employers how to authorise the card of new employees, students and volunteers requiring a blue card.


Access our:

To renew your blue card, use the standard application form.

Other information for individuals

The fact sheet about the rights and obligations of blue card holders explains:

  • using a blue card in different roles
  • what to do if your
    • card is lost or stolen
    • police information changes
    • card is suspended or cancelled
  • when to renew
  • updating us about changes.

You can also learn:

Other information for organisations

Learn more about:

Compliance information and resources

If your organisation or business is regulated by the blue card system, you must have a child and youth risk management strategy. It has 8 mandatory requirements to help create a safe and supportive environment for children.

Templates to help manage your compliance activities:

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community resources

Learn how to apply for a blue card in remote communities and frequently asked questions for remote communities.

Put these posters up around your organisation to help your community understand the blue card system:

Restricted persons and restricted employment

Culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) community resources

Services in-scope of the HSQF

These resources are for services in-scope of the Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF).