Provider Approval - South Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children under 13 years of age. Centre-based services include long day care, preschool, kindergarten and outside school hours services.

This approval enables you to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approval provider) to operate an education and care service.

Provider approvals are nationally recognised which means that you will not need to apply for a provider approval in each jurisdiction in which you intend to operate an education and care service.

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

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applications may be made as an individual or by a business (e.g. a company, partnership, incorporated entity / body, or a registered cooperative).

The applicant and each person with management or control of a service operated by the applicant must be a fit and proper person. Further eligibility criteria will vary depending on individual circumstances. Please refer to the attached document or the application form for details.

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


This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended, cancelled or surrendered. If a provider approval is suspended, cancelled or surrendered, all service approvals held by the approved provider are also taken to be suspended, cancelled or surrendered.


Fees are listed on the attached document.

Lodgement process


You must create an online NQA ITS account to submit your application.

Administering agency

Education Standards Board

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Project Officer

Education Standards Board

Operating address: Level 8, The Conservatory
131-139 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1811
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 1800 882 413
Phone: 08 8226 0077
Fax: 08 8226 1815