Last updated 01/07/2021

The early childhood education and care sector (ECEC), along with the rest of the community, is experiencing the impacts of the COVID-19 virus and the significant challenges it poses to the families, early childhood educators and providers of early childhood education and care services.

For information about COVID-19 restrictions and impacts on early childhood education and care services, please visit the relevant State or Territory website.

ACT—https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/

NSW—https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

QLD— https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/

NT—https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/

WA—https://www.wa.gov.au/government/covid-19-coronavirus

TAS—https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

VIC—https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/

SA—https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/

Regulatory Authorities may also provide information about COVID-19 impacts on early childhood education and care services, please see contact details below.

ACT— ceca@act.gov.au or 02 6207 1128

NSW—ececd@det.nsw.edu.au or 1800 619 113

QLD—ecec@qed.qld.gov.au or 13 7486

NT—Qualityecnt.det@nt.gov.au or 08 8999 3561

WA—ecru@communities.wa.gov.au or 08 6551 8333

TAS—ecu.comment@education.tas.gov.au or 1800 816 057

VIC—licensed.childrens.services@education.vic.gov.au or 1300 307 415

SA—ESB.EarlyChildhoodServices@sa.gov.au or 1800 882 413

The Commonwealth Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) provide regular updates, information and resources on COVID-19. To subscribe to the updates please email ECCCDigitalCommunication@dese.gov.au

Official government contacts and websites for services and providers:

  • 24/7 National Coronavirus Health information line: 1800 020 080
  • Child Care Subsidy Help Desk 1 300 667 276 or ccshhelpdesk@dese.gov.au
  • Child Care Finder website: www.childcarefinder.gov.au/
  • Support for businesses (does not include NFP): Business.gov.au
  • Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws:  Fairwork.gov.au

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