Provider Approval - Western Australia


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. You cannot apply for a service approval unless you hold this approval. This approval enables providers to apply for one or more service approvals. A service approval authorises you (an approval provider) to operate an education and care service.

This 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 associated 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 or relinquished.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $223.00

Act(s) name

Education and Care Services National Law (WA) Act 2012 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Education and Care Services National Regulations 2012 Western Australia

Application process


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

Approval time

60 day process.

Administering agency

Department of Communities

Education and Care Regulatory Unit

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:


Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Department of Communities

Mailing address: 111 Wellington Street
East Perth, Western Australia 6004
Mailing address: PO BOX 6242
East Perth, Western Australia 6892
Toll Free: 1800 199 383
Phone: 08 6551 8333
Website: Education and Care Regulatory Unit (Opens in new window)