National Law and National Regulations

The National Quality Framework is underpinned by the National Law and National Regulations. Together, they set the National Quality Standards for long day care, family day care, preschool (kindergarten in some jurisdictions) and out of school hours care services in all states and territories.

Education and Care Services National Regulations

Education and Care Services National Law

State and Territory Regulatory Authorities

Current State and Territory Children’s Services Regulations

Working with Children / Police Checks

State and territory licensing and regulatory departments

Australian Capital Territory - Children's Education and Care Assurance, Education Directorate

New South Wales - NSW Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate - Department of Education

Northern Territory - Quality Education and Care NT - Department of Education

Queensland - Regulation, Assessment and Service Quality, Early Childhood and Community Engagement - Department of Education and Training

South Australia - Education and Early Childhood Services Registration and Standards Board of South Australia

Tasmania - Department of Education – Education and Care Unit

Victoria - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Western Australia - Department of Local Government and Communities, Education and Care Regulatory Unit

Following the closure of the Inclusion and Professional Support Program on 30 June 2016, Professional Support Coordinators and Indigenous Professional Support Units are no longer available to ECEC services.

From 1 July 2016, the Inclusion Development Fund Manager (IDF Manager) and Inclusion Agencies (IAs) provide inclusion support to eligible ECEC services under the Inclusion Support Program (ISP). To learn more about the transition process to the ISP, click here.

To access the contact details for the relevant IAs and IDF Managers in your area, click here.