Child Care Service Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You may require this licence if you intend to provide childcare services in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Specifically, this licence is required if you intend to operate:

  • A play school;
  • Occasional care facility; or
  • Vacation care services.

If you intend to operate a childcare service not listed above, you will need to apply for a licence under the National Quality Framework. This licence permits you to provide childcare services to a minimum of five children.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Not have been involved in any offence involving dishonesty, fraud or possession of, or trafficking in, a drug of dependence or controlled drug;
  • Not have been involved in any offence involving a child or young person;
  • Be of sound financial reputation and stable financial background;
  • Be of good repute having regard to character, honesty and integrity;
  • Submit to a test or provide a reference or report showing your suitability;
  • Submit to an appropriate medical or psychiatric examination;
  • Show proven experience or demonstrated capacity in the provision of services to children; and
  • Show any other consideration relevant to your ability to provide services for children.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to three years, however you may apply for an extension depending on individual circumstances.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Child Care Service Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Education Directorate
Children's Education and Care Assurance

Act(s) name

Children and Young People Act 2008 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Education Directorate
Children's Education and Care Assurance


Operating address:
220 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 6207 1114

Fax:

02 6207 1128
ceca@act.gov.au

Supporting information

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