Fees and registration

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


Register now for 3 and 4-year-old kindergarten.

Registrations are accepted all year round, but to be considered for round one offers for next year, you must register before 30 June 2022.

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 Second 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

* Registrations will still be accepted past 30 June and will be considered after Round 1 offers have been completed.

How to register for kindergarten

1. Choose a kindergarten

A new Kindergarten at Reservoir East Primary School will be open in 2023. You can register now through Darebin Council. 

Kookaburra Kindergarten at 34 George Street Reservoir (Map number 14) will be closing in December 2022

2. Register for kindergarten

  • The easiest way to register for 3 or 4 year old kindergarten for 2022 and 2023 is online:

Register for 3 or 4 year old kindergarten

Note: if you need help with the online portal contact our Darebin Registration Team 

  • another way to register is using a form 
  • Or visit one of our customer service centres to pickup a form.
  • A one off administration fee for the registration of each child.
  • Administration fees are waived for eligible Australian Government concession card holders.

3-year old kindergarten administration fee

4-year old kindergarten administration fee

Complete the form then post, email or drop off the form — details are on the form.

More information

Contact Darebin Registration Team

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