The National Police Clearance Certificate, accounting for criminal records in all states and territories except Queensland(see below), is granted by the Australian Federal Police in Canberra
- Applications should be mailed to:
Australian Federal Police,
Locked Bag No. 1,
WESTON ACT 2611
- The fee is $43 and must be paid by check or money order. Applications are processed within 15 days
- Once you have the National Police Clearance Certificate, it needs to be Apostilled
The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian Act 2000 (Qld) provides minimum standards for those who work or volunteer with children in broadly identified occupations or activities to undergo screening for criminal offences. The Queensland Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian is responsible for administering the Working With Children Check program, which is known as the Blue Card System. The Blue Card System entails a National Police Check, a review of disciplinary information held by certain professional organisations, and consideration of relevant police investigations. The Blue Card System also provides for ongoing monitoring and notification of changes in Blue Card holders' criminal histories. Blue Cards entitle individuals to work or volunteer in child-related occupations or operate child-related businesses. Blue Cards are valid for two years and can be carried between positions by individuals (visit).
Since January 2007, employers and businesses that require employees to have a Blue Card must also have a written risk management strategy in place
The Commission provides information about what an organisation's risk management strategy should contain, as well as training about organisational risk management (further details).