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3 Year Old Enrolments
Three-year-old preschool from 2022

The State Government has announced funding for preschool programs for all three-year-olds across Victoria- this will be available in Nillumbik in 2022.

From 2022, three-year-old children across Nillumbik Shire will have access to five hours in a program led by a qualified teacher. The hours will progressively increase up to the full 15-hour program by 2029.

Applications for three-year-old preschool open on 1 March 2021. Families will be able to apply online via the Nillumbik Council Website or by postal/hard copy. Applications will close on 30 June 2021 for 2022 attendance at three-year-old preschool.

If you have any questions regarding enrolments for 2021, 2022 or 2023 please contact our 3 Year Old Enrolment Officer at

4 Year Old Enrolments
To enrol in 4 year old kindergarten at Ness Reserve Preschool, you need to apply directly through the Nillumbik Shire. Further information regarding preschool application and offer process and enrolment forms are available on the Nillumbik Shire Website. If you have any queries regarding 4 year old enrolments, please contact our enrolment officer at
Click here to view our enrolment and orientation policy.