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Kindergarten applications

Round 1 2022 kindergarten applications closed 25 June 2021.

Round 2 is now open.

To apply for kindergarten for 2022, please click the Apply Now button below.

Apply Now

How to apply for your child's place in 2022(PDF, 795KB).

2022 kindergarten session times and fees(PDF, 416KB)

Key dates - allocation of 2022 kindergarten places(PDF, 185KB)

If you need to change or confirm your application, wish to apply for the current year or have any other kindergarten enquiries, please email us at

Take a virtual tour around Council-run kindergartens

Click through the below to watch video tours, view facility photos and find out more about each of our kindergarten and pre-schools within the Surf Coast Shire:

Find privately run services in the area on the Child Care Finder Website.

Which kindergarten is right for us?

Anglesea Kinder   Torquay Kinder

There are a number of kindergartens throughout the municipality, both Council-run and private, which offer your child the chance to learn and grow in a safe, happy environment. 

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who turn 3 or 4 years old by 30 April can attend kindergarten for up to 15 hours per week for free. Find out more on the Victorian Government's Education website

KMCC Kinder  Lorne Kinder

Further information for families

Kindergarten Information for Families - Frequently asked questions(PDF, 2MB)

Bush/Beach Kinder Information(PDF, 3MB) including 'Our Exclusive Sites', 'Our Amazing Programs' and 'Snapshot of the children's learning'

Junk Trunk Information(PDF, 1MB) including 'Our Recycle Station', 'The benefits for our kinder programs' and 'Sustainability Leadership'

Kindergarten Incursions and Excursions(PDF, 2MB) including photos and listing of current incursions and excursions

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  All of our council-run kindergartens are rated 'Exceeding' by the Australian Children's Education & Care quality Authority. They are members of the Sun Smart Early Childhood Program and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.