Priority areas for disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant

The disadvantaged and vulnerable communities grant helps services stay open and increase the number of children in early childhood education and care (ECEC). The grant is open to services in identified priority areas.

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Priority areas experience particularly high levels of disadvantage and vulnerability compared to most other communities.

We have identified a list of priority areas for the Round 4 grant opportunity. This list relates to applications for Round 4 only.

We use the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Statistical Area 2 level (SA2) mesh block to identify priority areas.

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State/territory SA2 Area
Australian Capital Territory Fraser
New South Wales Albion Park Rail
New South Wales Ashcroft - Busby - Miller
New South Wales Auburn - Central
New South Wales Bankstown - North
New South Wales Bankstown - South
New South Wales Bass Hill - Georges Hall
New South Wales Batemans Bay
New South Wales Berala
New South Wales Beresfield - Hexham
New South Wales Berkeley - Lake Heights - Cringila
New South Wales Bidwill - Hebersham - Emerton
New South Wales Bossley Park - Abbotsbury
New South Wales Bourke - Brewarrina
New South Wales Cabramatta - Lansvale
New South Wales Cabramatta West - Mount Pritchard
New South Wales Campsie - North
New South Wales Campsie - South
New South Wales Canley Vale - Canley Heights
New South Wales Casino
New South Wales Casino Surrounds
New South Wales Casula
New South Wales Cessnock
New South Wales Chester Hill - Sefton
New South Wales Claymore - Eagle Vale - Raby
New South Wales Cobar
New South Wales Coonamble
New South Wales Edensor Park
New South Wales Fairfield
New South Wales Fairfield - East
New South Wales Fairfield - West
New South Wales Far West
New South Wales Granville - Clyde
New South Wales Greenacre - North
New South Wales Greenacre - South
New South Wales Greenfield Park - Prairiewood
New South Wales Guildford - South Granville
New South Wales Guildford West - Merrylands West
New South Wales Inverell
New South Wales Kempsey
New South Wales Kurri Kurri - Abermain
New South Wales Kyogle
New South Wales Lake Munmorah - Mannering Park
New South Wales Lavington
New South Wales Lethbridge Park - Tregear
New South Wales Lithgow
New South Wales Liverpool - East
New South Wales Liverpool - West
New South Wales Lurnea - Cartwright
New South Wales Macksville - Scotts Head
New South Wales Macquarie Fields
New South Wales Merrylands - Holroyd
New South Wales Moree
New South Wales Mount Druitt - Whalan
New South Wales Mount Hutton - Windale
New South Wales Murwillumbah
New South Wales Muswellbrook
New South Wales Nambucca Heads
New South Wales Nowra
New South Wales Port Kembla - Warrawong
New South Wales Punchbowl
New South Wales Raymond Terrace
New South Wales Rosemeadow - Glen Alpine
New South Wales Smithfield - Wetherill Park
New South Wales St Marys - North St Marys
New South Wales Sussex Inlet - Berrara
New South Wales Tamworth - West
New South Wales Taree
New South Wales Tenterfield
New South Wales Wagga Wagga - West
New South Wales Walgett - Lightning Ridge
New South Wales Warilla
New South Wales Warwick Farm
New South Wales Wellington
New South Wales Wentworth - Buronga
New South Wales Wentworth-Balranald Region
New South Wales Wiley Park
New South Wales Wyong
New South Wales Yagoona - Birrong
Northern Territory Alligator
Northern Territory Berrimah
Northern Territory Charles
Northern Territory Daly
Northern Territory Driver
Northern Territory Elsey
Northern Territory Flynn (NT)
Northern Territory Gray
Northern Territory Gulf
Northern Territory Howard Springs
Northern Territory Karama
Northern Territory Ludmilla - The Narrows
Northern Territory Malak - Marrara
Northern Territory Moulden
Northern Territory Sandover - Plenty
Northern Territory Thamarrurr
Northern Territory Tiwi Islands
Northern Territory Victoria River
Northern Territory Wagaman
Northern Territory Weddell
Northern Territory Woodroffe
Queensland Aitkenvale
Queensland Aurukun
Queensland Ayr
Queensland Beaudesert
Queensland Beenleigh
Queensland Berserker
Queensland Browns Plains
Queensland Bundaberg
Queensland Bundaberg North - Gooburrum
Queensland Bundaberg Surrounds - South
Queensland Bundamba
Queensland Burrum - Fraser
Queensland Caboolture - East
Queensland Caboolture - South
Queensland Caboolture - West
Queensland Cairns City
Queensland Cape York
Queensland Carpentaria
Queensland Central Highlands - East
Queensland Charleville
Queensland Churchill - Yamanto
Queensland Clontarf
Queensland Condon - Rasmussen
Queensland Cranbrook
Queensland Crestmead
Queensland Deception Bay
Queensland Drayton - Harristown
Queensland Eagleby
Queensland Far South West
Queensland Garbutt - West End
Queensland Gayndah - Mundubbera
Queensland Gin Gin
Queensland Gladstone
Queensland Goodna
Queensland Gracemere
Queensland Granville
Queensland Gulliver - Currajong - Vincent
Queensland Gympie - North
Queensland Gympie - South
Queensland Heatley
Queensland Herberton
Queensland Hyde Park - Pimlico
Queensland Inala - Richlands
Queensland Innisfail
Queensland Ipswich - East
Queensland Kallangur
Queensland Kelso
Queensland Kingaroy
Queensland Kingaroy Surrounds - North
Queensland Kingston (Qld)
Queensland Kirwan - East
Queensland Kowanyama - Pormpuraaw
Queensland Kuranda
Queensland Lakes Creek
Queensland Lawnton
Queensland Leichhardt - One Mile
Queensland Logan Central
Queensland Loganlea
Queensland Lowood
Queensland Mackay
Queensland Manoora
Queensland Manunda
Queensland Mareeba
Queensland Marsden
Queensland Maryborough (Qld)
Queensland Maryborough Surrounds - South
Queensland Morayfield - East
Queensland Mount Morgan
Queensland Nanango
Queensland Newtown (Qld)
Queensland North Ipswich - Tivoli
Queensland North Toowoomba - Harlaxton
Queensland Northern Highlands
Queensland Northern Peninsula
Queensland Palm Island
Queensland Park Avenue
Queensland Parkhurst - Kawana
Queensland Pialba - Eli Waters
Queensland Point Vernon
Queensland Redbank Plains
Queensland Riverview
Queensland Rockhampton City
Queensland Rocklea - Acacia Ridge
Queensland Rosewood
Queensland Rothwell - Kippa-Ring
Queensland Slacks Creek
Queensland South Mackay
Queensland Southern Downs - East
Queensland Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Queensland Svensson Heights - Norville
Queensland Tablelands
Queensland Tara
Queensland Toowoomba - Central
Queensland Torquay - Scarness - Kawungan
Queensland Torres
Queensland Torres Strait Islands
Queensland Tully
Queensland Urangan - Wondunna
Queensland Wacol
Queensland Walkervale - Avenell Heights
Queensland Warwick
Queensland Waterford West
Queensland West Gladstone
Queensland Westcourt - Bungalow
Queensland White Rock
Queensland Wilsonton
Queensland Woodridge
Queensland Woree
Queensland Wulguru - Roseneath
Queensland Yarrabah
Queensland Zillmere
South Australia APY Lands
South Australia Barmera
South Australia Berri
South Australia Ceduna
South Australia Christie Downs
South Australia Davoren Park
South Australia Elizabeth
South Australia Elizabeth East
South Australia Goyder
South Australia Hackham West - Huntfield Heights
South Australia Lonsdale
South Australia Loxton Surrounds
South Australia Morphett Vale - West
South Australia Mount Gambier - East
South Australia Murray Bridge
South Australia Parafield Gardens
South Australia Paralowie
South Australia Port Augusta
South Australia Port Pirie
South Australia Renmark
South Australia Salisbury
South Australia Salisbury East
South Australia Salisbury North
South Australia Smithfield - Elizabeth North
South Australia The Parks
South Australia Waikerie
South Australia Wakefield - Barunga West
South Australia Western
South Australia Whyalla
Tasmania Acton - Upper Burnie
Tasmania Bridgewater - Gagebrook
Tasmania Burnie - Wivenhoe
Tasmania Devonport
Tasmania East Devonport
Tasmania Forestier - Tasman
Tasmania Geeveston - Dover
Tasmania George Town
Tasmania Glenorchy
Tasmania Invermay
Tasmania Montrose - Rosetta
Tasmania Mornington - Warrane
Tasmania New Norfolk
Tasmania Newnham - Mayfield
Tasmania Northern Midlands
Tasmania Rokeby
Tasmania Scottsdale - Bridport
Tasmania South Launceston
Tasmania St Helens - Scamander
Tasmania Ulverstone
Tasmania Waverley - St Leonards
Tasmania West Coast (Tas.)
Tasmania West Ulverstone
Victoria Bendigo
Victoria Broadmeadows
Victoria California Gully - Eaglehawk
Victoria Campbellfield - Coolaroo
Victoria Carlton
Victoria Corio - Lovely Banks
Victoria Craigieburn - Central
Victoria Craigieburn - South
Victoria Cranbourne
Victoria Cranbourne North - West
Victoria Dandenong - North
Victoria Dandenong - South
Victoria Dandenong North
Victoria Deer Park
Victoria Delahey
Victoria Doveton
Victoria Echuca
Victoria Epping - South
Victoria Fawkner
Victoria Frankston North
Victoria Glenroy - East
Victoria Hallam
Victoria Heathcote
Victoria Kings Park (Vic.)
Victoria Lalor - East
Victoria Maryborough (Vic.)
Victoria Meadow Heights
Victoria Melbourne Airport
Victoria Melbourne CBD - North
Victoria Melton
Victoria Melton South - Weir Views
Victoria Melton West
Victoria Mildura - North
Victoria Moe - Newborough
Victoria Mooroopna
Victoria Morwell
Victoria Newcomb - Moolap
Victoria Noble Park - East
Victoria Noble Park - West
Victoria Norlane
Victoria Pakenham - South East
Victoria Richmond - North
Victoria Roxburgh Park - North
Victoria Roxburgh Park (South) - Somerton
Victoria Sebastopol - Redan
Victoria Seymour
Victoria Shepparton - South East
Victoria Springvale
Victoria Springvale South
Victoria St Albans - North
Victoria St Albans - South
Victoria St Arnaud
Victoria Sunshine
Victoria Sunshine West
Victoria Thomastown
Victoria Upper Yarra Valley
Victoria Wendouree - Miners Rest
Victoria Werribee - East
Victoria Wyndham Vale - South
Victoria Yarram
Western Australia Armadale - Wungong - Brookdale
Western Australia Balga - Mirrabooka
Western Australia Boulder
Western Australia Calista
Western Australia Camillo - Champion Lakes
Western Australia College Grove - Carey Park
Western Australia Derby - West Kimberley
Western Australia East Pilbara
Western Australia Geraldton - East
Western Australia Girrawheen
Western Australia Gosnells
Western Australia Greenfields
Western Australia Halls Creek
Western Australia Katanning
Western Australia Kununurra
Western Australia Leinster - Leonora
Western Australia Maddington - Orange Grove - Martin
Western Australia Mandurah - South
Western Australia McKail - Willyung
Western Australia Meekatharra
Western Australia Northam
Western Australia Parmelia - Orelia
Western Australia Plantagenet
Western Australia Roebuck
Western Australia Toodyay
Western Australia Warnbro
Western Australia Withers - Usher