Registration of Community Service Providers - Victoria


You will need to register as a community service provider if you intend to deliver community-based child and family services, and / or out-of-home care. Registration is usually a condition of receiving funding. There are three categories of registration:

  • Category A: Out-of-home care services
  • Category B: Community-based child and family services
  • Both A and B.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 you must:

  • be able to meet the relevant performance standards
  • provide all information and documentation required by the Agency.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

As a registered community service provider, you have a number of responsibilities including:

  • providing services to a child in a manner that is in the best interests of the child
  • making your services accessible and widely known to the public
  • collaborating with local service networks to promote the best interests of children.


Three years, unless it is revoked or extended


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees depend on number of places available and type of premises. Please consult the Department for more information.

Act(s) name

Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Children's Service Regulations 2020 Victoria

Application process


In order to obtain this registration, you must:

  • apply using the prescribed form
  • pay the prescribed fees.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

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:

Human Services Standards

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: 03 9096 2745