Apply for four-year-old kindergarten

Due to the new COVID lockdown restrictions, Council’s Kindergarten Central Enrolment Team will continue to accept 2022 Three and Four-Year-Old Kindergarten Applications until Friday 11 June

Please Note: Due to Covid-19 the Central Enrolment Office team has limited availability to phone messages. Please email enquiries to

List of participating kindergartens 

Council has a Central Registration Scheme for 4-year-old sessional kindergarten. This is an agreement with most kindergartens in the Merri-bek area for Council to register application bookings on their behalf. 

Please see below to make sure your child is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten. 

Before you enrol, it is important that you read all the information on this page. This is to make sure that you have everything you need before applying, and your child's application is not delayed. 

2021 - How to apply for 4-year-old kindergarten 

Please email Children's Services to enquire about available kindergarten places.

2022 - How to apply for 4-year-old kindergarten 

Enrolments for 4-year-old kindergarten in 2022 open on 1 March 2021. For information on participating kindergartens, please see our 2022 poster. You can download an application form or you can apply online. 

Apply online

Children are only entitled to attend one funded year of 4-year-old kindergarten. If your child is having a funded second year of 4-year-old kindergarten, you need to contact the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officers on 9240 2273 or 9240 2271 to discuss. Do not apply for kindergarten enrolment through our online or hard copy form.

You will need to provide proof of your child's age and circumstances as part of your application. Please see below for a list of required supporting documentation. 

What happens after you apply

Your application will be processed within 4 weeks of receipt. You will receive an acknowledgement email or letter confirming we have received your application. This is only sent to Parent/Guardian One as listed on your application, unless otherwise requested.

Please check carefully that all details are correct. If you do not receive any communication within five (5) weeks, email Children's Services or phone the Kindergarten Central Enrolment Officers on 9240 2273 or 9240 2271.

Information about the application process 

The below information is important and will help you with your 2022 kindergarten application.