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Register for 4-year-old kindergarten

Register your child anytime after birth

You can register your child for 4-year-old kindergarten any time after they are born.

You must submit your child's registration before 30 April in the year before they are due to attend kindergarten. If you submit your registration after this date, there may be a delay in offering your child a kindergarten place.

Choose 5 kindergartens

We strongly recommend you choose 5 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.

Find kindergartens near you.

Visit a kindergarten before you choose

Choosing 5 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.

Registration fee

Registering your child for kindergarten is now free. 

For more information about kindergarten fees please visit kindergarten fees.

How to register for kindergarten

Register online

If you are unable to register online, print and complete the Kindergarten registration form for each child.

You can return the form by post.

What happens next?

  • Make sure you keep your details up to date. 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.

You can find more information on babies and children at Casey's Baby Steps website.