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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

01/05/2014 - 30/04/2015


01/05/2015 - 30/04/2016


01/05/2016 - 30/04/2017


 01/05/2017 - 30/04/2018


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


Step 1 - Locate a Kindergarten 

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 Enrolment Form

Download a kindergarten enrolment form and fill in the details to apply to enrol for 4-year-old kindergarten: Download Kindergarten Enrolment Form - Word version (370KB)

Step 3 - Submitting your Enrolment Form

Applications can be returned by the following:


City of Greater Dandenong
Central Enrolment Officer
PO Box 200


Step 4 - Allocation Process

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.

Further information