Fees and registration

Find out how to register your child for 3 and 4 year old Kindergarten and how to pay the registration fee.

Round 1 kindergarten registrations closed 30 June 2022

To be considered for round 1 offers, you needed to register by 30 June 2022.

You can still register and your child may be considered for a round 2 offer - which are sent out at the end of August for 4 year old kinder, mid September for 3 year old kinder.

Kindergarten helps children to develop strong social skills and encourages a love of learning.

Timeline for kindergarten allocations for 2023

Program Key date Activity
3 and 4 year old Kindergarten 1 February Registrations open
30 June Registrations close *
4 year old Kindergarten End of July Round 1 offers
7 days later Acceptances due
End of August Round 2 offers
7 days later Acceptances due
3 year old Kindergarten Third week of August Round 1 offers
7 days later Acceptances due
Second week of September Round 2 offers
7 days later Acceptances due
3 and 4 year old Kindergarten Weekly or when vacant places Any other offers

How to register for kindergarten

Step 1 - choose a kindergarten

New and closing kindergartens

  • Reservoir East Primary School Kindergarten (Reservoir East Family Centre) will be open for 2023 - you can register for this kindergarten through this page
  • Kookaburra Kindergarten at 34 George Street Reservoir closes in December 2022

Step 2 - register for kindergarten

Register online - easy and fastest way

The easiest way to register for 3 or 4 year old kindergarten for 2022 and 2023, but if you need help, contact our Darebin Registration Team by calling 03 8470 8825 or email registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au.

Register for 3 or 4 year old kindergarten

Ask us for a paper application form

Email registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au or call 03 8470 8825 to have a registration form sent to you, or visit one of our customer service centres to pickup a form.

Step 3 - pay your administration fee

There is a one off administration fee for the registration of each child, but administration fees are waived for eligible Australian Government concession card holders.

Pay administration fee for 3 year old kindergarten

Pay administration fee for 4 year old kindergarten

More information

Contact Darebin Registration Team

Phone: 03 8470 8825
Email: registration.kindergartenchildcare@darebin.vic.gov.au