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Register for Kindergarten


Registration for kindergarten 2024 will open here on 01 May, 2023.

Find a kindergarten service near me.         

On this page, you will find all you need to know about registering in Bayside's Kindergarten Central Registration and Enrolment Service.                                                                        

You can still register for kindergarten 2023 but places are limited. Please contact the Early Years Team on 9599 4733 and a team member will be able to advise which services still have availability and provide you with the link to register. 

Kindergarten registration period is 1 May to 30 June the year prior to the kindergarten year. 

For vacancies in the 2023 year, please contact the Early Years Team on 9599 4733.

Each child requires a separate registration.

How to register depends on which category below the child relates to:


CURRENT 2023 three-year-old children enrolled at a service


Registering for a 2024 four-year-old place will receive a unique link to register via email. The link relates to the specific child only and will be emailed to you on the Friday before registrations officially open on 1 May.

Please do not use this link to register siblings.                                           

SIBLINGS of current 2023 enrolments 

Register via the Bayside City Council website where the link will be live from 1 May. 

NEW children not previously registered in the Central Registration service

Register via the Bayside City Council website where the link will be live from 1 May.

Children eligible for a second year of funded four-year-old kindergarten 

Do not submit a new registration. If your child's teacher supports a second year, the kindergarten will organise this directly with council. You do not need to do anything.

If you are experiencing difficulties with the online process, contact the Early Years Team on 9599 4733 who will be able to assist you.

To complete the registration online, you only need your concession card if applicable or your direct debit/credit card details for payment.

Kindergarten registrations received by June 30 will be processed in the first round of offers on Monday 24 July. Registrations received after June 30 and by July 28 will be processed with the second round of offers on Monday 7 August. Registrations received after July 28 and by August 11 will be processed with the third round of offers on Monday 21 August. 

All registrations received post August 11 will be considered in the processing of all future offers.

An administration payment of $38.20 is required for each registration.
There is no fee for concession card holders (eligible concession types are listed on the online registration form).

Under the ‘No Jab, No Play’ legislation, before your child can commence at an education and care service, you have to provide evidence to that service that your child is up to date with all vaccinations that are due for their age, or able to receive. You do not need to provide this information to council when registering for a kindergarten place as you will provide it directly to your kindergarten provider when finalising the enrolment.

An immunisation history statement from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is the only form of documentation accepted for the purpose of enrolling in an early childhood education and care service. Previous forms of documentation, for example, a letter from a GP or local council, are no longer accepted.

Parents and carers can print a copy of their child’s Immunisation History Statement from their myGov account or:

• call the AIR on 1800 653 809

• visit a Medicare or Centrelink office.

Families who do not hold a Medicare card must call the AIR to request an immunisation history statement. A translating and interpreting service is available by calling 131 450, Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.45pm.

An email acknowledging receipt of registration is sent to the applicant. 

While every effort is made to allocate your first preference kindergarten, in some cases, Council receives more applications for a kindergarten than there are places available. Where this occurs, Council allocates in accordance with State Government Guidelines which prioritise access for children who are vulnerable, at risk, or have a disability. For all other places, Bayside's Central Registration priority criteria are applied.  

To make changes to your registration during the Registration period, you will need to contact the early Year's Team on 9599 4733. Any changes must be submitted before June 30 to be effective in the offer process. 

To cancel your registration during the Registration period you will need to click on the unique link sent to you in the acknowledgement of registration email. There will be a button to cancel the registration.
You can also decline the offer when offer emails are sent out (there will be button to decline and cancel your registration).
The registration fee is forfeited.

You can defer your registration to the following year only during the registration period of May and June. Contact or phone 9599 4733 where a team member will be able to assist you.