Provider Approval - Victoria


You will require this approval if you intend to provide a family day care or centre-based service for children ranging from below school age up to the commencement of a secondary school program. This approval enables providers to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you to operate an education and care service.

This approval is a nationally recognised approval. This means that you do not need to have a separate approval in each jurisdiction in which you operate.

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

Applications may be made as an individual or by a business (for example, a company, partnership, incorporated entity / body, or a registered cooperative). Eligibility criteria will vary depending on individual circumstances. Please refer to the attached documents or the application form for details.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


This approval is perpetual until the date that it is suspended or relinquished.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Provider Approval - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Declaration of Fitness and Propriety - PDF (Opens in new window)
Vary All Application for Amendment of Provider Approval - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010 Victoria

Lodgement process


Applications should be lodged with the relevant Victorian Authority as outlined on the application form.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Regulation and Quality Assessment

Department of Education and Training

Operating address: 2 Treasury Place
East Melbourne, Victoria 3002
Mailing address: GPO BOX 4367
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 307 415
Website: Regulation and Quality Assessment (Opens in new window)