CRS kindergarten registration process

Find details on registering with a Central Registration Scheme (CRS) kindergarten, expressions of interest, and making changes to or cancelling your registration.

Register with a Central Registration Scheme kindergarten

Stonnington runs a Central Registration Scheme (CRS), which makes it easier for you to register your child for kindergarten. You can register online for our participating kindergartens.

For kindergartens that do not participate in the CRS, you must apply directly with a centre.

Register for kindergarten 

How to register more than one child

You must submit a registration form and registration fee, if applicable, for each child.

Confirmation and registration progress

Council will send you a confirmation email or SMS when your registration is received. We will also send you information on the progress of your registration.

Applicants will be given places when they become available. The selection process is a computer-generated random allocation to give all applicants equal priority.

Some children may be given priority placement.

Change or cancel your registration

Change your registration

To make changes to your preferences before offers or details, select ‘Update my Preferences’ in your confirmation email.

Or you can contact the Central Registration Officer at

Please include your child’s name and any details that require changing.

Cancel your registration

To cancel your registration, contact the Stonnington Central Registration Officer.

The registration fee is not refundable.

Defer your registration

Registrations cannot be deferred, and a place won't be held for you the following year. You will need to submit a new registration when you are ready to enrol again.

Submit an expression of interest for future programs

Expressions of interest help Council and services plan future kindergarten programs. They do not count as registration. We will only allocate your child a place following the submission of a registration form.

If you have submitted an expression of interest, we will contact you the year before your child is due to attend kindergarten with details on how to register.

Submit an expression of interest