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Municipal early years planning

​A revised Municipal early years planning framework (Word - 3.19MB) for councils to use when developing their municipal early years plans was jointly developed by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the former Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) – now called the Department of Education and Training (DET).

With support from the MAV, all Victorian councils have developed their own plans. These plans develop and coordinate education, care, health services and activities for young children and their families.

Plans are tailored to suit local circumstances. It is not intended to be a plan for the whole service system within a municipality, but rather provides a starting point.

A council's role in providing services, infrastructure, planning, advocacy and community development for children and families are outlined in the plan.

Councils' early years plans
​A – F ​​G – L
Alpine Shire Council (PDF - 1.84MB) Gannawarra Shire Council (PDF - 4.43MB)
Ballarat City Council (PDF - 531.9KB) Glen Eira City Council
Banyule City Council Glenelg Shire Council (PDF - 12.25MB)
Bass Coast Shire Council Golden Plains Shire Council
Baw Baw Shire Council (PDF - 168.23KB) Greater Bendigo City Council
Bayside City Council (PDF - 865.16KB) ​​Greater Dandenong City Council
Benalla City Council Greater Geelong City Council (PDF - 8.41MB)
Boroondara City Council (Word - 3.91MB) ​Greater Shepparton City Council
Brimbank City Council Hepburn Shire Council (PDF - 1.06MB)
Buloke Shire Council (PDF - 4.84MB) Hindmarsh Shire Council
​​Cardinia Shire Council (PDF - 270.47KB) Hobsons Bay City Council
Casey City Council Horsham Rural City Council
​​Central Goldfields Shire Council (PDF - 6.47MB) Hume City Council (PDF - 1.79MB)
Colac Otway Shire Council (PDF - 13.31MB) ​Indigo Shire Council (PDF - 709KB)
Corangamite Shire Council (PDF - 4.36MB) Kingston City Council (PDF - 1.72MB)
Darebin City Council (PDF - 965.31KB) Knox City Council
East Gippsland Shire Council ​Latrobe City Council (PDF - 3.84MB)
Frankston City Council Loddon Shire Council (PDF - 1.40MB)
​M ​– P ​​Q – Z
Macedon Ranges Shire Council (PDF - 1.26MB) ​​​South Gippsland Shire Council (PDF - 10.6MB)
Manningham City Council Stonnington City Council (PDF - 6.66MB)
​Maribyrnong City Council (PDF - 1.14MB) ​​Strathbogie Shire Council (PDF - 1.16MB)
Maroondah City Council Surf Coast Shire Council (PDF - 1.41MB)
Melbourne City Council Towong Shire Council (PDF - 1.16MB)
​​Melton City Council ​Warrnambool City Council (PDF - 676.55KB)
Mildura Rural City Council (PDF - 8.08MB) ​Wellington Shire Council (PDF - 2.40MB)
​​​Mitchell Shire Council (PDF - 1.34MB) West Wimmera Shire Council (PDF - 4.57MB)
Monash City Council Whitehorse City Council (PDF - 4.24MB)
Moonee Valley City Council Whittlesea City Council (PDF - 1.43MB)
Moorabool Shire Council Wodonga City Council (PDF - 1.58MB)
Moreland City Council (PDF - 1.55MB) Wyndham City Council (PDF - 3.05MB)
Mornington Peninsula Shire Council (PDF - 1.70MB) Yarra City Council
Moyne Shire Council (PDF - 3.49MB) Yarra Ranges Shire Council (PDF - 0.99MB)
Nillumbik Shire Council (PDF - 17.2MB) ​​Yarriambiack Shire Council (PDF - 1.56MB)
Northern Grampians Shire Council  
​​Port Philip City Council  
Pyrenees Shire Council (PDF - 4.93MB)  

Support for children, young people and families

As part of our partnership with the DET, we researched and wrote the report Local government support for children, young people and families (Word - 274KB).

The report helps improve councils' planning of early years services by providing a snapshot of current local government support for young children, youth and their families.

All 79 Victorian councils participated. The research focused on children and youth from newborn to 25 years of age.

Central registrations

The Central registrations for kindergarten placements framework and resource guide (Word - 190KB) provides councils with a resource that supports them in the development, implementation and management of a central registration process for kindergarten places in their municipality.

This guide is currently being updated as part of the MAV Central Enrolment Project.

Contact us

Wendy Allan
Early Years Policy Adviser
03 9667 5527

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