You first need to get an application form from Australia Post or the Working With Children Screening Unit. Each form has a unique code so they are not available for download.
Once you have the form, follow these steps:
- Get your employer, volunteer organisation or education provider to complete their part of the form.
- Go to Australia Post once you have completed your section.
- Provide photo identification, proof of your current address and have your photo taken.
The application fee is $87 for paid employees and the self employed and $11 for volunteers and unpaid students on placement. The card is valid for three years.