Waiting List

Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child at Hamilton Child Care Centre. The following information answers questions you may have regarding waiting times and the specific contact details for the wait list.


We are currently experiencing a high demand for childcare and the wait time for a position could be up to three years. Applications are accepted on confirmation of pregnancy.


Please note a non-refundable application fee of $15 per child is required when returning your completed
Application for Waiting List form to secure your child's name on our list.


As a funded service, we are obliged to follow the Australian Government's 'Priority of Access Guidelines' when filling vacancies. These guidelines are as follows:

  • First Priority - a child at risk of serious abuse or neglect
  • Second Priority - a child of a single parent who satisfies, or of parents who both satisfy, the work/training/study test under Section 14 of the 'A new Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999'
  • Third Priority - any other child.


Within these three main categories, priority should also be given to the following children:

  • children in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • children in families which include a disabled person
  • children in families which include an individual whose adjusted taxable income does not exceed the lower income threshold (varies each tax year), or who or whose partner are on income support
  • children in families with a non-English speaking background
  • children in socially isolated families
  • children of single parents.




Waiting List Enquiries

For all new and ongoing enquiries regarding the wait list please direct all correspondence to our dedicated email address:



Once your child's name has been secured on our list, this is the best way to communicate with us as we can confirm any enquires, update your contact details and keep you informed with our annual updates.


Around June and November you will receive emails asking you to confirm that you still wish to remain on our list. If you don’t reply, we will assume that you that no longer need a position at the centre, so it is very important that you maintain an up-to-date email address in our system. Please notify us via the above email of any relevant changes in your details.


If you have any other enquiries, please feel free to contact the centre on (02) 4962 1334. Please call if you wish to arrange an appointment time, preferably in the morning.

207 Denison Street  | Hamilton


At Hamilton Child Care Centre we acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Awabakal people, and pay respects to Elders,
past, present and future, for they hold the Indigenous memories, traditions, culture and hopes of all Australians.