Hours of Operation

CSIROCare operates Monday to Friday
7:45am - 6:00pm

The centre is closed between Christmas Eve and New Years Day and on all Victorian public holidays. The centre is also closed the Monday before Melbourne Cup Day as this is a professional development day for all staff. Fees are not charged on public holidays, the staff PD day as well as during the end of year closure period. Fees are however charged for and all child absences.

Public/Centre Holidays - 2018
The Centre will be closed on the following days:

Australia Day Friday Jan 26th
Labour Day Mon March 12th
Good Friday Fri March 30th
Easter Monday Mon April 2nd
ANZAC Day Wed April 25th
Queens Birthday Mon June 11th
AFL Grand Final Day Fri September 28 (TBC)
Professional Development Day Mon November 5th (Cup Eve)
Melbourne Cup Day Tues November 6th
Christmas Closure

Fri December 21st -
(Last day of business for CSIROCare)


Waiting List:

Where we are unable to accommodate your immediate care needs, your child will automatically be placed on our waiting list. The waiting list is continually monitored as vacancies become available and you will be contacted when we able to offer your child a place in our centre. You can update your child care needs at any time by logging into your MFL account.



Playing indoors
Playing indoors


Outdoor play area
Outdoor play area