Notifying us about changes to police information
Every blue or exemption card holder or applicant is monitored by the Queensland Police Service daily. However, card holders and applicants are also obligated to tell us when there is a change in their police information.
A change in police information includes:
- any charge or conviction for an offence (conviction means being found guilt by a court, or the acceptance of a plea of guilty by a court—whether or not a conviction is recorded and regardless of when and where it took place)
- the existence of police investigative information relating to allegations of serious child-related sexual offences, even if no charges were laid
- being the subject of an application for a disqualification order (i.e. an order that prohibits a person from holding or applying for a blue/exemption card)
- being respondent to an application for offender prohibition order under the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004
- becoming subject to reporting obligations or a child protection offender prohibition order under the Child Protection (Offender Reporting and Offender Prohibition Order) Act 2004; or a disqualification order; or a sexual offender order.
If you are an applicant or a card holder and there has been a change in your police information, you will have to tell us immediately using the change in police information form.
The maximum penalty for failing to report a change in your police information is $13,345 (100 penalty units).
Existing workplace requirements for employees to report a change in their police information to their employer may remain. For example, an organisation may have a policy that requires all employees to report a change in their police information, such as a drink driving charge.
We will notify employers of a change in police information, when the change is considered relevant to child-related employment.
It is no longer a requirement for employers to notify us when they become aware of an employee’s change in police information.