ECCMS will not be available during the following period due to system maintenance:

Tuesday 25th July 2017 between 4pm and 5pm


The Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS) is the IT system used by the Department of Education to manage funding and contracting with our funded early childhood service providers.

children playing instrumentsECCMS gives funded early childhood service providers secure access to information about their service details, annual funding agreements, annual funding specifications, financial accountability and performance management.

Login to ECCMS here

For assistance using ECCMS, refer to the ECCMS Service Provider Guide

Interactive e-learning  
This e-learning tutorial introduces you to the key functions of ECCMS. Please use this tutorial to learn, at your own pace, how to navigate and use ECCMS.

ECCMS Frequently Asked Questions.

Service providers need an AUSkey to log in to ECCMS.
Don't have an AUSkey yet? register here

Financial accountability

Service providers who receive funding under the early childhood education and care grants programs will now be able to complete their annual financial acquittal through the Early Childhood Contract Management System (ECCMS).

For information on financial accountability requirements, please refer to the following guidelines:

ECCMS user guide

Details on how to complete your financial reporting requirements and performance accountability online via the ECCMS can be found in the ECCMS Service Provider Guide.

Contact us for more information on ECCMS on 1300 755 426 or email

Annual Preschool Census documentation


Download the Annual Preschool Census Quick Reference Guide (PDF 1.1 MB).


This site uses Google Translate, a free language translation service, as an aid. Please note translation accuracy will vary across languages.

Annual Preschool Census document

Download the Annual Preschool Census Quick Reference Guide (PDF 1.1 MB).



To support you and your staff to understand how to navigate the Census website, a live webinar will take place on Thursday, 27 July 2017 at 3.30pm.

The online registration page for the webinar is open now.