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Three-year-old kindergarten is available for children who turn three before 30 April each year, two years before they are eligible to commence primary school.

As part of the Early Years Reform, there is commitment from the Victorian Government to deliver funded three-year-old kindergarten and progressively roll it out across the state from 2020.

From 2022 every eligible three-year-old child in Hobsons Bay will have access to a minimum of five hours of funded three-year-old kindergarten. To ensure a seamless, consistent process for families in Hobsons Bay, registrations for three-year-old kindergarten for the 2022 intake will be undertaken by the Council’s Kindergarten Central Registration Scheme.

Registrations for three-year-old kindergarten in 2022 will be accepted by Council from January 25 2021 via the Online Parent Portal. Information regarding the registration process will be continually updated on the webpage.

Registrations will be accepted from the age of 1 year old and onwards.

For further information regarding this reform please contact the Kindergarten Central Registration Team on 1300 179 944.


3 Year Old Kindergarten 2021(PDF, 868KB)  

3 Year Old Kindergarten Registration Timeline(PDF, 288KB)

3 Year Old Kindergarten Registration Form(PDF, 881KB)

3 Year Old Priority of Access(PDF, 345KB)


Draft 3-year-old Kindergarten Timetable 2022

Hobsons Bay City Council is working with services regarding the planning of 2022 3-year-old kindergarten timetables. All Services providing a sessional program in 2022 will be offering a minimum of 5 hours of funded 3-year-old kindergarten in 2022. Some sessions in the below timetable may be subject to change.

The majority of private long day care centres within Hobsons Bay offer a funded 4-year-old kindergarten program and from 2022 a funded 3-year-old program. For information on 3 and 4-year-old programs in long day care centres please contact individual centres directly.

Draft 2022 3 year old Timetable(PDF, 184KB)