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Kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registrations for 2022 are now closed


When to register a child for kindergarten

To be eligible to attend a kindergarten service, your child must be three or four years old by 30 April of the year they start kindergarten.

Families can register their child for kindergarten in the year before they are eligible to attend 3-year-old or 4-year-old kindergarten.

To be considered in first round kindergarten offers, families must register their child by the 30 May in the year before they attend kindergarten.

All registrations received after the offer commencement stage will be considered in later rounds, due to high demand you may not receive an offer for your most preferred kindergartens.

Choosing kindergartens

We strongly recommend you choose 5 or more kindergartens. Because of high demand, we cannot always guarantee you will get your most preferred kindergarten. If you only provide 1 choice and it is not available, your child may have to attend kindergarten late or may miss out on a place at that kindergarten. 

To check what year your child can begin at kindergarten please click the following:

Visit a kindergarten before you choose

Choosing preferred kindergartens can be difficult. Feel free to visit a few kindergartens before making a choice. Please contact the kindergarten directly to make an appointment before your visit. 

The Victorian Department of Education and Training has a list of things to look out for during your kindergarten visit

How to register for kindergarten

Registering your child for kindergarten is now free. All you need is a valid email address. You can register your child for kindergarten via the kindergarten Parent Portal.

Please download the below guides to support you in registering your child:

Parent Portal 

If you are unable to register online or do not have an email address, please contact a  Kindergarten Enrolment and Planning Officer on 9705 5200 or email

What happens next

  • Make sure you keep your details up to date in the Parent Portal. In the year before your child is due to attend kindergarten, you will have a final chance to update your details

  • We will offer your child a kindergarten place the year before they are due to begin. You can respond to your offer in several ways. 

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