4-year-old kindergarten registration

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

Eligibility for kinder

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


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 $35 fee, if applicable
  • health care card or concession card details.

Register now for a place in 2021

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 enroling 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. 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.


Follow each step listed to register your child for 4-year-old kindergarten in 2020.

Applications need to be lodged with us as soon as possible. Places are allocated in order of registration.

Step 1.Complete an application

Print and complete the 4-year-old-kinder registration form(PDF, 345KB).

Alternatively, visit your nearest Service Centre, Maternal and Child Health Centre or kindergarten to pick up the 2020 registration form.

Step 2.Prepare supporting documentation for your application

As part of your kindergarten registration for 2020, you need to provide:

  • your child's birth certificate or passport
  • proof that you live in Banyule: a photocopy of a rates notice, contract of sale, driver’s licence or utility bill
  • health care card or concession card (photocopied) if you have one
  • preferred payment method for $35 registration fee, if you don't hold a health care card or concession card
  • details of any custody order, parental order or intervention order: a photocopy of this paperwork.

Step 3.Lodge your application

Best to lodge your application in person at your nearest Service Centre.

Alternatively, you can lodge your application by post, including the completed application form, copies of all supporting documentation and a cheque or money order for $35 if you don't have a health or concession card.

No Jab, no play: immunisation is a must

All children must be immunised to attend a 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

4-year-old kindergarten placements are funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. In addition, each centre sets its own term fee, which families are required to pay.

If your family has a Health Care Card you will receive subsidised kindergarten fees each term.

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