Incentives to teach in regional Victoria

Universal funded Three-Year-Old Kindergarten is creating job opportunities in regional Victoria for early childhood teachers.

This reform, to give Victorian children another year of high-quality learning before starting school, launched in six regional local government areas this year. It kicked off a decade-long roll-out that will create more than 4000 additional early childhood teacher roles and 2000 additional early childhood educator roles across the state.

Early childhood teacher incentives of up to $9000 were provided to teach in the first roll-out areas of Yarriambiack, South Gippsland, Buloke, Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians and Strathbogie.

Roll-out in 2021

Incentives will also be available for early childhood teachers relocating to teach in the 2021 roll-out areas.

In 2021, three-year-old children in the following 15 council areas will have access to up to 15 hours of funded kindergarten each week.

  • Alpine
  • Ararat
  • Campaspe
  • Central Goldfields
  • Colac-Otway
  • Corangamite
  • East Gippsland
  • Glenelg
  • Hepburn
  • Indigo
  • Loddon
  • Murrindindi
  • Southern Grampians
  • Towong
  • West Wimmera.

More information

Apply for an incentive of $9000 by visiting the Financial support to study and work in early childhood website.

To apply for early childhood positions, visit the Early Learning Association Australia's jobs board or search on