Deserts and Oases: How accessible is childcare in Australia?

Access to quality childcare is increasingly critical to Australian children, families and the
economy. There are many anecdotal reports of families having difficulty finding appropriate
childcare services, especially in regional Australia and some parts of our major cities. However,
there is a lack of evidence exploring the nature and extent of the problem.
This report from the Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy aims to help to fill this evidence gap by examining access to childcare in Australia.