Children applying for funded Kindergarten under Priority of Access will be placed at their first preference kindergarten (prior to 2022, 3 year old kindergarten was not a funded program).

No MIKA applicaiton fee will be payable.

Families will receive free funded kindergarten if they meet any of these guidelines.


• Children at risk of abuse or neglect, including children in Out-of-Home Care

• Early Start Kindergarten (known to Child Protection or Child First)

• Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Children (also eligible for Early Start Kindergarten)

• Asylum Seeker and Refugee Children
- An appropriate visa identifies the child and/or parents as a refugee of asylum seeker
• Children eligible for the Kindergarten Fee Subsidy, a child or parent hold a:
- Commonwealth Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veteran's Affairs Card
- Triplets or more
• Children with additional needs, defined as children who:
- require additional assistance in order to fully participate in the kindergarten program
- require a combination of services which are individually planned
- have an identified specific disability or development delay
Please provide a referral from:
- the National Disability Insurance Scheme
- Early Childhood Intervention Service
- Preschool Field Officer
- Maternal and Child Health Nurse

• Multiple birth (triplets or more)