Parents and guardians: If your child turned four by 30 April 2021, they can attend 15 hours of sessional kindergarten per week for free this year.

We manage a centralised waiting list for 13 Council and community-managed child care centres, including Barring Djinang Kindergarten.

To register your child or ask a question about free or low cost kindergarten eligibility, make an email enquiry or call us on 03 9209 6360.

Barring Djinang Kindergarten is a Council-run kindergarten offering extended hours kindergarten for children aged three to five.

Managed by a team of professional early years qualified educators, the kindergarten is located on Level 5 of Melbourne's first vertical school building, South Melbourne Primary School. The kindergarten has a modern setting and a great outdoor playspace with city views! You'll also find a Maternal and Child Health service co-located on-site.

The kindergarten has been rated as Exceeding the National Quality Standard by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Barring Djinang is not affected by the school's zoned boundaries. Any interested family can register their child without being required to attend the South Melbourne Primary School the following year.

You can choose arrival and departure times for your child that suit you best within the opening hours listed below.

Centre tours

Please call the centre directly to make an appointment. It is recommended that you allow 30 minutes for the tour. Staff will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Phone: 03 9209 6840


Families provide food for their child. This should include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Parent Groups

Each Council Early Childhood Education and Care centre has a Parent Group (PAG). To join the Barring Djinang PG, contact the kindergarten teacher.

Public holidays

Barring Djinang Kindergarten is closed on all public holidays, and over the Christmas and New Year period.

Families are not charged if a service is closed due to COVID-19.

Quality rating

Barring Djinang Kindergarten is rated Exceeding by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). For more information visit ACECQA.


$137 per day (City of Port Phillip residents)
$143.80 per day (non-residents)


Monday to Friday 7.30 am to 6 pm
(minimum 2 day attendance policy applies)


Phone: 03 9209 6840


Level 5, 129 Ferrars Street, Southbank 3006

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