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Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Child Friendly City Greater Dandenong

Central Enrolment Scheme for Kindergarten

What is the central enrolment scheme for kindergarten?

Council is committed to facilitating an equitable application and allocation process for families to access high quality early education services for children. The central enrolment scheme:

  • supports families to identify their three local kindergartens of choice and participate in the allocation process in a transparent and fair manner

  • ensures that all registered enrolment applications remain active, families need to ensure all details are kept current. If your details need to be changed, please complete a change of details form and return to the kindergarten enrolment officer at Council.

To view a list of all kindergartens in the City of Greater Dandenong, visit the Community Directory or you can locate a kindergarten near you by visiting the Council Locate Map .

Is my child eligible?

To be eligible for kindergarten children must be four years of age or older by 30 April in the year they start kindergarten, or be eligible programs offering Early Start or Access to Early Learning Kindergarten programs.

Child's Date of Birth

Eligible Year

01/05/2012 - 30/04/2013


01/05/2013 - 30/04/2014


01/05/2014 - 30/04/2015


01/05/2015 - 30/04/2016


How do families apply to register with the central enrolment scheme for kindergarten? 

Step 1 

Visit kindergarten services and decide on the kindergarten that best meets your needs – Locate a kindergarten near you by visiting the Council Locate Map

Step 2

Download a kindergarten enrolment form and fill in the details to apply to enrol for 4-year-old kindergarten.
Download kindergarten enrolment form - PDF version (681KB)
Download kindergarten enrolment form - Word version (441KB)

Step 3

Submit your enrolment form. Applications can be posted to Central Enrolment Officer, PO Box 200 Dandenong or emailed to

Step 4

In the year prior to starting kindergarten, applicants will be contacted in May to confirm application details, any change of preferred kindergartens, hours and session times.  This information will assist in the allocation of first round offers and kindergarten session planning with service providers.

Step 5

Allocation of places will begin on 1 August, if you receive an offer you must contact the kindergarten within five working days to confirm your place.

The  second round of allocation of places will begin on 1 September. If your child is not allocated a place in any of the two initial allocation rounds the Central Enrolment Officer will contact you directly to discuss your options.

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