Number of new long day care centres in Victoria decreasing
The latest snapshot of the ACECQA register shows that the number of new licences issued each month continues to rise in all states except Victoria.
Each month a snapshot of the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority register is taken to determine the individual centres that hold active licences. Centres which have opened (new licences obtained) and closed (no longer carrying an active licence) are recorded on a month-to-month basis. As centres may re-register at a new location, or for other reasons, an ‘opened’ centre may simply be a centre that has ‘closed’ in a previous month.
Over the past six months the number of new licences issued in Victoria has been in decline, after very rapid growth throughout the past three years. In other states however, growth continues to be seen, with a marked increase in the rate of change over the past 12 months for both Queensland and South Australia. Both Western Australia and New South Wales continue to increase in the number of new centres, however at a slower rate than Queensland and South Australia.