Become a member

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) is a not-for-profit organisation that has been a voice for young children since 1938. ECA’s vision is that every young child is thriving and learning. Our role in achieving this is to promote the rights and interests of all young children and to support the delivery of high-quality early childhood education and care.

ECA has enjoyed a long and celebrated history, commemorating 80 years of continuous advocacy for young children and those who educate and nurture them—work that has only been possible with the support of our members.

Membership of ECA ensures that you are kept informed of the latest practice, research and policy in the sector while also accessing exclusive benefits and discounts. Most importantly, you will be supporting ECA to be a voice for young children. Our membership encompasses service providers across a diversity of service types and governance structures (e.g. private, not-for-profit and public).

For our membership terms and conditions, click here.

Multi-Service Member Packages

These member packages are for large provider organisations and authorities with multiple services or schools (five or more) that would like to coordinate access to ECA products.

Price on application—bundled discounts on multiple services and schools are also available. Centralised discounted invoicing across multiple sites with an account manager and discount code.

Contact us today: Email or call 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia).

Your membership of ECA enhances our capacity to be a strong voice for children. Membership is tax deductible for individuals who work in the sector.

Non-Australian residents can also sign up to ECA membership—additional charges are applied to cover postage of information and resources.

Members also benefit from our strong media profile and policy development capabilities, with opportunities to contribute to the national policy debate and demonstrate a commitment to building the capacity of the early childhood education sector more broadly. We also provide members who wish to be involved with the opportunity to participate in media stories.

Current third-party discounts

Storypark is proud to offer a 10% discount for ECA members services (valid for new Storypark customers only). Learn more about Storypark on their website. Contact us for the promo code.

Gift membership

Do you need a gift to thank a colleague? An ECA membership is the perfect gift!

You will both be contributing to ECA’s advocacy work in supporting high-quality experiences for young children and those who care for them.

Call Customer service at 1800 356 900 (free call in Australia)


If you have received a renewal notification from ECA or wish to renew or extend your membership, please log in to your account online here. If you do not know your login details, please follow the prompts or call ECA on 1800 356 900.  You can also update your details on your account once logged in.

Thank you for your continued support of ECA.