3- and 4-yr-old kinder registration

We manage central registrations for funded 3- and 4-year old kindergarten for all 27 kindergartens in Banyule.

Online 2022 kindergarten registrations will open from 8:30am Monday 1 March 2021 from this page. Registrations are date stamped only, not time stamped.

Eligibility for kinder

Your child is eligible to enrol for 3-year-old kindergarten if they turn age 3 by 30 April in the year of attendance, and must turn 3 years of age before they can commence at kindergarten.

Your child is eligible to enrol for 4-year-old kindergarten if they turn age 4 by 30 April in the year of attendance.

Check your child's eligibility

3 year old kindergarten

Attendance year Birth date range Applications open
2022 1 May 2018 to 30 April 2019 1 March 2021
2023 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2020 1 March 2022
2024 1 May 2020 to 30 April 2021 1 March 2023
2025 1 May 2021 to 30 April 2022 1 March 2024

4 year old kindergarten

Attendance year Birth date range Applications open
2021 1 January 2016 to 30 April 2017 2 March 2020
2022 1 January 2017 to 30 April 2018 1 March 2021
2023 1 January 2018 to 30 April 2019 1 March 2022
2024 1 January 2019 to 30 April 2020 1 March 2023
2025 1 January 2020 to 30 April 2021 1 March 2024


Step 1.Register and enrol

You will need:

  • a current email address
  • a mobile phone number
  • to know which kindergartens you're considering (up to 3)
  • to accept the terms of use
  • access to a credit card to pay the $37 fee, if applicable
  • health care card or concession card details.

Register now

After registering, letters will be sent to you by email and via our kindergarten portal. Notifications will be sent to you via email, prompting you to sign in to your account.

We can only provide information to parents/guardians listed on applications.

Step 2.Enrolment

As part of the registration process, you will seamlessly complete an enrolment application for 1 child.

When your application is complete and submitted you will receive a confirmation email.

To enrol a second or subsequent child, sign in using your registration details to complete a new enrolment application.

Step 3.Enrolment confirmation and offer

There are 3 rounds of kindergarten allocations from mid-July onward.

As part of these rounds, you’ll receive a notification to sign in and check your application in our kindergarten portal. You will then know if your child has a place in a kindergarten or is on a waiting list.

Subsequent offers will be made as positions become available, until all vacancies are filled.

For more information on the allocation of kindergarten places, see how kindergarten places are allocated.

Sign in

After registering and enrolling your child, you will receive an email with sign in details.

Check your email, and if you have a username and password handy, you're all set to sign in to our kindergarten portal.

By signing in you can:

Sign in to our kindergarten portal

A year too early to start kindergarten

Realised your child has been registered a year too early for kindergarten? To change your child’s year of entry contact the Banyule Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222.

  • Changing the year does not automatically guarantee your child a position at a kindergarten in the following year
  • This change is treated the same as a new registration with your registration date set to 1 March in the following year.
  • Your child's registration will be included in the kindergarten allocation process the next year.

Update kindergarten preferences 

You can change kindergarten preferences after you sign in to our kindergarten portal anytime up until 30 June the year before attending kindergarten.

Changing your 1st preference kindergarten will result in your original registration date changing to reflect this new date. However, if you only make a change to your 2nd or 3rd preference kindergarten, then your original registration date will be maintained.

To make changes after 30 June, call our Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222. Changes made to your 1st preference kindergarten after 30 June are treated the same as new registrations, with the date you make the change considered your registration date.

No Jab, no play: immunisation is a must

All children must be immunised according to their age to attend kindergarten. You must provide proof of your child's Immunisation history to the kindergarten prior to attendance. Go to Better Health Channel: No Jab No Play for more information.

Fees for kindergarten

The Victorian Government is rolling out funding for 3-year-old kindergarten. 5 hours of funded 3-year-old-kindergarten will commence from 2022, and increase to 15 hours a week by 2029.

4-year-old kindergarten placements are also funded by the Department of Education and Training for 15 hours per week.

Additionally, each centre sets its own term fee that families are required to pay.

You may be eligible for free or low cost kindergarten through the kindergarten fee subsidy if:

  • your child is identified by a parent, carer or legal guardian as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • your child holds, or has a parent or guardian who holds a Commonwealth Health Care card, Commonwealth Pensioner Concession card, Department of Veterans' Affairs Gold card or White Card (asylum seeker visa)
  • your child is identified on their birth certificate as being a multiple birth child (triplets or more).
  • Contact us

    For more information about kindergarten, or if you need to change or access your personal details, please contact our Kindergarten Support Officer on 9490 4222 or kindergartens@banyule.vic.gov.au