All about Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart Early Learning is a charitable consortium, involving Mission Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence, the Benevolent Society and Social Ventures Australia which runs a large number of centres across Australia as non-profit chain.


ABC Developmental Learning Centres (ABC) dates back to around 1988 and was at one the the largest chain of childcare centres in Australia, having acquired the majority of competing groups.

In November 2008, ABC went into receivership. The receivers identified a core group of over 700 centres have been identified as 'profitable', closed around 50 centres, with the attending children offered places at nearby centres and the remainder of centres were found to be 'unviable under the current business model' and sold individually.

In December 2009, the 'viable' centres were bought by be a consortium of non-profit organisations, including Mission Australia, the Benevolent Society, Social Ventures Australia and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. The consortium is known as 'Goodstart Early Learning'.

You can also view our summary of the Latest News about the 2008 Receivership of ABC Learning Centres .

A contact number for head office is (07) 3906 2000.

You can visit Goodstart Early Learning's website.

Good Start is active in ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC and WA.

We currently have 652 Child Care Services listed for Good Start (scroll down for text list):

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Locations are our best effort - please confirm with your own enquiries.

  • South Australia

  • Tasmania

  • Victoria

  • Western Australia