Roster Playgroups

As part of Playgroup Victoria’s current membership review we are not able to register any new roster playgroups. The other option for registering a roster Playgroup is through Victorian government licencing - Please see below.

Licensed under Victorian Legislation

You can contact the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division (QARD) of the Department of Education and Training to determine whether your proposed playgroup needs to be licensed as a ‘children’s service’ under the Children’s Services Act 1996 (CSA). To determine whether this is the case, an assessment must be made as to whether the playgroup meets the definition of a ‘children’s service’ under the CSA.

There are also a number of arrangements to which the CSA does not apply that also must be considered.

If it is determined that a license is required, a licence must be granted subject to compliance with requirements of this legislation, which ensures children are cared for or educated in an environment that is safe and meets their developmental needs.

For questions about
becoming a licensed service, please contact the Department of Education and Training on or telephone 1300 307 415. Or visit the website: