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To enrol your child in a government preschool, you’ll need to submit a registration of interest form.
Once you've registered your interest, you can find out how to confirm preschool enrolment.
Make sure you have:
- checked when your child can start preschool
- read and understood how to get a placement in your local preschool
- found which preschool catchment area you're in
- read and understood the immunisation requirements for early childhood services.
Complete a preschool registration of interest form (PDF 207KB). We recommend using your computer to fill in the form, unless your mobile has Adobe Acrobat or similar software. You can also collect this form from your nearest preschool.
Once you’ve completed the form, email it to your preferred preschools or drop it off to them. Find your preschool's contact details.
You can apply to more than 1 preschool. You should always apply at your local preschool in case your application to non-local preschools is not successful.
When to register your interest by
To register your child to start preschool in term 3 of 2023 through the mid-year intake, submit the registration of interest form by 30 September 2022.
As mid-year intake is being implemented for the first time in 2023, you may not receive an enrolment offer until term 1 of 2023.
All government preschools will prioritise enrolment applications for children living within the preschool's local catchment area.
When you register your interest to enrol, the preschool will tell you when you can expect to find out the result. If you have a preferred preschool but do not live in the local catchment area, you may still be offered a place.
If you're offered a place, you'll receive a letter or email from the preschool. To accept the offer and secure the place, you'll need to reply within the timeframe requested.
Parents are invited to participate in all aspects of the preschool. To find out more about getting involved you can:
- speak to your preschool leader
- visit volunteering in schools, preschools and children's centres.