Kindergarten aims to advance each child’s learning and to optimise the development of key skills. Council supports the access and participation of all children into a four year old kindergarten program, in the year prior to school entry. (For three year old kindergarten, contact the kinder directly.)

Kindergarten is designed to:

  • engage each child as an effective learner
  • promote communication, learning and thinking
  • build positive relations and
  • enhance identity

2019 Kindergarten applications open on 7 March 2018.

The application fee for 2019 is $28.

Kindergarten Readiness Month- March 2019

Come along and explore your local Kindergarten. Meet teachers, ask questions and gather information to help inform your decision on which kindergarten to enrol you child.

Kindergarten Readiness Month 2019

2018 Kindergarten Applications

Submit your  online application form for Kindergarten 2018

Your child must be 4 years old by 30 April the year your child attends Kindergarten to be eligible for a funded 4 year old kindergarten place.

The application fee for 2018 is $27

Supporting documentation

Council is unable to process application forms without the following:

  • proof of residency within the Melton City Council
  • copy of child’s birth certificate (if the birth certificate is unavailable, a copy of another official document such as an immunisation record or passport will be accepted.)
  • $27.00 application fee

If you are unable to complete the online application, print and fill out the form 2018 Kindergarten Application(PDF, 3MB) and return to us at:

Melton Civic Centre
232 High Street, Melton 3337.

or email:

Download the 2018 Kindergarten Application Booklet(PDF, 3MB) 

Hard copy applications are available :

  • Melton City Council Civic Centre
  • Melton Library
  • Caroline Springs Civic Centre/Library
  • Kindergartens
  • Occasional Care Venues

Hard copy applications forms can be lodged via mail to Kindergarten Enrolment Officer, Melton City Council, PO Box 21, Melton 3337, or in person at Melton Civic Centre, Caroline Springs Civic Centre/Library or Melton Library and Learning Hub. (Centre locations and hours)

Kindergarten checklist

Kindergarten checklist in English(DOCX, 69KB)

Other languages:
Kindergarten checklist in Cantonese(DOCX, 49KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Dinka(PDF, 771KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Spanish(PDF, 541KB)
Kindergarten checklist in Vietnamese(PDF, 590KB)


Children with additional needs

Does you child have additional needs? Learn about our Preschool Field Officer Program.

Other information

List of local kindergartens

Change of information(DOCX, 40KB)

Four Year Old Kindergarten Enrolment Policy(DOCX, 66KB)

Department of Education and Training

For more information, contact Council's Kindergarten Enrolment Officer on 9747 7200, or by email at

For any information regarding kindergarten session times, fees or three year old kindergarten contact the Kindergartens directly.

If sessional kindergarten hours do not meet the needs of your family, a funded kindergarten program in a Long Day Care centre may meet your needs. Please contact Long Day Care Centres directly.