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Priority of Access

The Commonwealth Government has set specific priorities of access to childcare services.


The Commonwealth Government requires the centre to provide access to the service according to the following priority of access. This means that when the centre is full, those families who are third priority may be asked to alter their care arrangements to allow a family with higher priority to access the service.


  • First priority:

    Children at risk of serious abuse or neglect.


  • Second priority:

    Children whose parents satisfy the work/training/study test

    under section14 of the Family Assistance Act.


  • Third priority:

    Any other child.

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