Operate a Children's Service - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a children's service in Victoria.

There are different types of children's services:

  • integrated service
  • limited hours (type 1 or type 2 service)
  • school holiday care service
  • short term ( type 1 or type 2 service)
  • standard service allows the holder to operate an early childhood intervention service, an occasional care service, a mobile service or a budget based service.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be at least eighteen years old
  • have a Working with Children check
  • submit the required forms
  • pay any prescribed fees.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

The person in charge of an early childhood service must not confirm the enrolment of a child unless the child's parents have provided an immunisation status certificate about the child or be given this certificate within two months before the date of the child's first enrolment. There are some exceptions to this rule.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Children's Services Act 1996 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Children's Service Regulations 2020 Victoria

Administering agency

Department of Education and Training

Early Childhood

Contact details

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