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Placing your child on our Waitlist

Parents/guardians either telephone, email or call personally to enrol their children.

Details about parents and child are recorded on a waiting list form, which is dated. Parents/guardians will be notified by telephone and email when a childcare place is available.

Priority of Access Guidelines

According to the Australian Government priority access guideline, the order of priority is as follows:

  • Priority 1: a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
  • Priority 2: a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy the work/training/study test
  • Priority 3: any other child

Within these main categories, priority should also be given to the following children:

  • children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • children in families which include a disabled person
  • children in families on low incomes
  • children in families from a non-English speaking background
  • children in socially isolated families
  • children of single parents

A child care service may require a Priority 3 child to vacate a place to make room for a child with a higher priority.  They can only do so if you:

  • are notified when your child first entered care that your service follows this policy
  • are given at least 14 days notice of the need for your child to vacate.

Please Click on the links below to obtain a wait list form for your chosen centre:

Waiting List Acacia Fitzroy

Wait List Acacia St Albans

Wait List Acacia Richmond