Online Applications

The Whitehorse PreSchool Association maintains a Central Application Scheme for 3 and 4 year old preschools in the City of Whitehorse. 

Applications are accepted once a child is 2 years of age.  Make sure you read the information below on lodging an application and the documents required before lodging an application.  Incorrect documents will prevent or delay the application being processed.

Applications close 30 June each year and anything received after this date is placed on a late waitlist during the offer period.

In 2020 for 2021 applications we will continue to receive and process applications due to Covid-19 and possible hardships and obstacles families may have faced in lodging an application by 30 June.  Ensure you have all the information and correct supporting documents so your application can be processed when it is received and not delayed.


Click inside the table on the year and group you want to apply for.  Choosing the 3&4 year old option means you are applying for 3yo the year displayed and 4yo the following year, i.e. 2021 3&4 year old means you are applying for 3yo 2021 and 4yo 2022.

Year to start Age group
2020 3 Year Old
2020 4 Year Old
2020 3&4 Year Old
2021 3 Year Old
2021 4 Year Old
2021 3&4 Year Old
2022 3 Year Old
2022 4 Year Old
2022 3&4 Year Old
2023 3 Year Old
2023 4 Year Old
2023 3&4 Year Old


In Victoria to be eligible for a year of funded preschool your child must be 4 years of age by 30th April in the year they attend 4 year old preschool.  A guide is listed below to inform you of when your child is eligible to attend 3 year old and/or 4 year old preschool.
A child cannot commence 3 year old preschool prior to turning 3 years of age due to the Education and Care Services National Regulations and regulations in regards to child:staff ratios and room requirements for under 3's.

Date of Birth 3 year old preschool entry 4 year old preschool entry
1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017 2020 2021
1 May 2017 - 30 April 2018 2021 2022
1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019 2022 2023
1 May 2019 - 30 April 2020 2023 2024


Enrolments are accepted for children at 2 years of age.  Positions are allocated in the year before your child is due to attend preschool.  Enrolment applications close on 30 June each year. You will be contacted by the preschool some time between late July and September of that year regarding your child's position. No guarantee is given to families when applying for preschool preferences or alternatives.

  • You must provide a residential address.
  • Proof of residential address must be supplied with the application. Only a current lease or recent utilities accounts, no more than 6 months old; showing usage, service address, addressee and dates are acceptable; gas or electricity. Rates notice is not acceptable.
  • Proof of up to date immunisation must be supplied with the application. The AIR history statement (Australian Immunisation Register) is the only acceptable document and can be downloaded from Medicare online through your myGov or Express Plus Medicare app. You can also call the AIR enquiries line on 1800 653 809, it can take up to 14 days to get the statement in the post.
  • Pages from MCHN book or letters from an immunisation provider (i.e. GP or Council) are not acceptable. 
  • No Jab No Play frequently asked questions
  • If the child individually or parents/guardians have a Health Care Card, Pension Card or similar a copy must be provided with the application.
  • A non-refundable application fee is required with the application - $25 per child per year or $15 per child per year for Health Care Card holders.
  • It is the responsibility of the person lodging the application to ensure all documents are correct and included.  Incorrect or incomplete applications cannot be accepted and finalised.


If you have a question that cannot be answered by the information on this website, please contact the Applications Office (Refer to the contact page on this web site).