Registration of a Community Kindergarten - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a community kindergarten. A community kindergarten is a school that provides education for children in the first year of their pre-compulsory education period, and / or education for children in their early education.

The first year of the pre-compulsory education period starts at the beginning of the year in which a child reaches the age of four years and six months until the 31st of December of that year. The early education period is the period before a child reaches the pre-compulsory education period.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration your community kindergarten must:

  • have an incorporated governing body which is composed of fit and proper people, and which has a satisfactory constitution
  • provide a satisfactory level of care for the children
  • ensure that your kindergarten will meet any applicable regulatory standards
  • submit any required forms
  • pay any required fees.

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



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



Registration of a Community Kindergarten - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval time

You will be notified of the decision the Minister makes within three months after submitting your application.

Administering agency

Department of Education

Act(s) name

School Education Act 1999 (Western Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Early Childhood
Department of Education

Operating address:
151 Royal Street
Western Australia 6004
Mailing address:
151 Royal Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004


08 9264 4111


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