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Children's Services



The wellbeing of children and their families is supported through planning and service development. In addition a range of direct services and community events support families to connect with their local community. Our role is to understand the needs of our community clear and communicate these to other levels of government.


New Child Care Package

The new federal government child care subsidy commenced on 7 March 2022, with new benefits for families who have more than two children under 5 years.  

Read more on the new federal government child care subsidy.



Find out more about:

  • Playgroup Playgroup is for babies, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents or carers.
  • Kindergartens Council owns five separate kindergarten facilities (one each in Birchip, Charlton, Donald, Sea Lake and Wycheproof).
  • Maternal and Child Health Buloke Shire Council provides a free service to families with children from birth to the age of six.
  • Buloke State of Children and Young People Report The Buloke State of Children and Young People Report delivers in-depth and insightful information from a large variety of respected sources to assist everyone who supports and engages with children and young people in the Buloke Shire.