Consultation period

19 January 2023 - 4:45 pm To 30 April 2023 - 11:59 pm

Early Years Strategy


Early years strategy

This consultation is now closed.

The Australian Government is developing an Early Years Strategy (the Strategy) to shape its vision for the future of Australia’s children and their families.

Recognising how critical the early years are for children’s development and continued success over their lifetime, the Strategy will aim to deliver the best possible outcomes for Australian children.

The Strategy will help the Commonwealth create a more integrated, holistic approach to the early years and better support the education, wellbeing and development of Australia’s children. It will seek to support improving coordination between Commonwealth programs, funding and frameworks impacting early childhood development.

We want your feedback and ideas on how we can develop a Strategy that gets it right for Australian children and families. To have your say, you can make a submission or take the survey:

  • Surveys closed 31 March 2023.
  • Public submissions closed 30 April 2023.