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The blue card system, a key preventative and monitoring network of individuals who work with children and young people in Queensland, is changing! The system aims to mitigate harm to children by contributing to the creation of safe and supportive environments and is founded on the principle that children have a fundamental right to be protected, while receiving services that are essential to their development.
There are important changes occurring to the blue card system's forms and fees:
- From 1 July 2017 onwards, new forms will be available on the Blue Card Services website. Check that you have the most current version of the application forms by looking at the ‘valid for lodgement’ date on the top right corner of the form. The new forms will state that they are valid for lodgement until 30 June 2018.
- The application fee for paid employees and people operating a business has changed to $87.20. Please note that applications for volunteers and exemption card applicants do not have an application fee and will continue to be processed free of charge.
- The fee for requesting a replacement blue or exemption card has changed to $13.20.
There will be a short grace period during which the previous version of the forms will be accepted. However, we encourage you to update your processes and ensure that you are accessing the most current versions of the forms as soon as possible, to avoid future processing delays.