Waiting list Application

Please click this link to submit an online application and make a payment of $53.30. This is a non-refundable administration fee and does not guarantee the offer of a place.

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Waiting list Priorities Letter

We aim to treat all prospective parents to the Centre with integrity and respect, so below we have provided answers to a range of your most commonly asked questions.

Download Waiting List Priorities Letter Download Kinder Information


Our opening hours are 7.30am – 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.


Closed Public Holidays and for two non contact days per year. We are also closed for approximately two weeks at the end of year until mid January.


Book your tour online at this link or call between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Friday.


$185 per day or $893 per week for a full time place. Fees reviewed annually.
Fees include morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and snack. Children bring nappies from home if required.


As part of the enrolment process a bond of $1,000 is required. Please see below Terms and Conditions document for further details. Terms & Conditions – view & download here.

Immunisation History Statement

An Immunisation History Statement from medicare is required in order for enrolment to progress. Please see Terms & Conditions document for further details.

Auspiced by Melbourne City Council

Melbourne City Council has been supporting the Centre since 1943 and provides the buildings and grounds maintenance as well as planning and environmental advice.

How To Apply

All parents are entitled to apply for a place at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre. Below is a link to the online application form and a letter that outlines the Centre’s waiting list priorities and some frequently asked questions. Please submit your application online here and pay the non-refundable fee of $53.30 and then download the “Waiting list priorities letter.”

The waiting list gives first priority to families who live and work in the City of Melbourne, South Yarra precinct. More details are included in the waiting list letter which can be found above.

Childcare fees government assistance
Fawkner Park Children’s Centre is a registered child care service and eligible families can apply to receive Federal Government child care fee assistance.

The Child Care Subsidy (CCS) payment takes into account combined family income and activity level of parents. Please visit https://www.education.gov.au/early-childhood-and-child-care-0 or https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/child-care-subsidy to find out more and to estimate what your subsidy might be.

You can apply for the Child Care Subsidy online or in person through Centrelink. To apply online, visit the Department of Human Services website.

The “No Jab, No Play” Victorian State Government legislation requires all children to be fully immunised for their age at the time of enrolment in child care.

To accept a formal offer of child care at Fawkner Park Children’s Centre, you must provide a copy of your child’s Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. Immunisation History Statements can be obtained by contacting Medicare:


How do I apply for a place?
Fill in an online application form and pay the non-refundable fee of $53.30. As stated on the form this payment does not guarantee a place but puts you on the waiting list.

How long is the waiting list?
The Centre has a big waiting list and waiting times are unknown. As stated on the waiting list form, there is no guarantee of a place. Enrolments are usually offered towards the end of the current year for commencement in mid January the following year. Mid year offers are not common as a result.

Who gets preference?
We have strict and detailed criteria about who gets preference when places become available (see the waiting list priorities letter).

Will I be notified of my progress on the waiting list?
Due to the large number of families on the waiting list only those families who the Centre is able to make an offer to will be contacted by us. You are welcome however to contact us for an update on your waiting list application. A good time to do so is around the month of September so that we can update your care requirements in case we are able to offer you an enrolment. The best way to contact us is by email info@fpcc.net.au