Child care and early learning

If you’re relocating with a young family and require child care we suggest you look into what type of child care you’re seeking and the costs associated.

Childcare options can range from community childcare centres to in-home care, which vary greatly in cost.

Choosing child care

Child care can be a difficult decision for parents to make and due to high demand, childcare waiting lists are common. We suggest you investigate child care well in advance of relocating to Deakin.


The Australian Government MyChild website has search options on varying types of child care. It also has advice on how to find and contact childcare providers throughout Australia.

Did you know Australia provides eligible parents with a childcare benefit or childcare rebate? This may not apply to certain visa types, and we advise you contact the MyChild website to assess your eligibility.

Visit the MyChild website

Child care in Victoria

Childcare in Victoria can vary and will be dependent on individual family needs.

Information about early childhood services, the Victorian education system and associated costs can be found on the websites for the Victorian State Government's Early Childhood Services and Live in Melbourne's Education and childcare.

Child care on campus

Deakin has on-campus, independently run childcare centres at Melbourne Burwood Campus, Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus and Warrnambool Campus.

Find out more about our on-campus child care