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Applying for a Place

The City of Darebin administers the Child Care Waiting List on behalf of all community-based child care centres located in Darebin. The primary objective of the waiting list is to simplify the application process for families and to offer fair and equitable allocation system.

Families can apply from birth onwards.

Childcare places are offered in accordance with the City of Darebin’s priority of access guidelines.

Application forms are available from

  • all community-based child care centres, kindergartens and Maternal and Child Health Centres in the City of Darebin
  • all City of Darebin Customer Service Centres
  • City of Darebin

The Waiting List office is located at the Preston Council Offices and can be contacted via email:

childcarewaitinglist@darebin.vic.gov.au