Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

When can I start work?

Paid employees may start work once their application for a Yellow Card (or Yellow Card Exemption) has been submitted, with appropriate safeguards in place.

Volunteers and students must wait until their Yellow Card has been issued before they start work.

Sole traders who already hold a current Blue Card (that is not suspended and is valid for 3 months or more) can start work once they apply for their Yellow Card using the Yellow Card Exemption form (Form 10-11ST).

Otherwise, sole traders must wait until their Yellow Card has been issued before they start work.