Register of Victorian Children's Services

The Department maintains a register of Victorian children’s services operating under the Children's Services Act 1996 and Children's Services Regulations 2009, (the Victorian children's services legislation).

Services under Victorian Law

Approximately 500 services continue to operate under the Victorian children’s services legislation. These services include all limited hours and short term licensed services and a small number of services that currently hold a standard licence. These services general provide occasional care or care in early childhood intervention or mobile and outreach settings.

Services under National Law

There are over 3900 education and care services approved under the Education and Care Services National Law Act 2010. For more information on education and care services under the National Framework, please refer to National Quality Framework.

List of services under Victorian Law

Latest News: July 2015

The Department has transitioned these services to a new database. As a result all licensed children's services regulated under the Victorian children's services legislation have been assigned a new licence ID. This new ID will be reflected on any new certificates issued by the Department. The format of the new licence ID will be SE-000XXXXX.The new licence ID can be viewed in the list of Victorian Children's Services provided below.

The new licence ID should be used for any contact with the Department. During this transition period the old licence ID will also will be recorded on the list and in the database.

You can download a list containing all services operating under the Children's Services Act 1996 and Children's Services Regulations 2009.

For more information see:

The extract includes:

  • service Name
  • address
  • suburb
  • state
  • postcode
  • service phone
  • service mobile
  • service email
  • licensee / approved provider name
  • maximum number of children.

Complete register

To order, please send a letter with a cheque for $40.80 made payable to Department of Education and Training to:

Children’s Services Register
Quality Assessment and Regulation Division
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 4367
Melbourne VIC 3001

Complete Register includes:

  • data from the Register for Victorian Law services
  • licence Start Date
  • licence End Date
  • primary Nominee
  • name of licensee representative
  • licence type.

Your letter should include whether you would prefer a paper copy, disc copy or an email copy. You can also make your request by email to: