Covid-19 Community Announcement

Following the latest government announcements on COVID-19, all non-essential gatherings both indoors and outdoors nationally are to be placed on hold until further notice. For the health and safety of our playgroup community, we request all playgroups to suspend sessions – and join us instead online.

We encourage you to stay connected to people in your playgroup through establishing a private facebook group. Remember – this is temporary. We are stronger together. We will continue to support each other and bring joy through play.

Covid-19 & Community Playgroups

National Playgroup Week 2020

Every year at playgroup, we celebrate our playgroup village and welcome new families and volunteers to discover the benefits of playgroup.

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Ready for life through playgroup

About Playgroup Australia

Playgroup Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1984 as the national representative body for playgroup organisations.

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Nurture support connect

National Programs

Ageless Play

Ageless Play playgroups are bridging generational gaps to reduce isolation and ageism within local communities, by bringing communities together through play.

Community Playgroups

There are over 7500 Community Playgroups that usually meet weekly for up to two hours in venues such as community centres, halls, parks and homes of playgroup families.


PlayConnect Playgroups are designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills.

Better Start

Events are held across the country to encourage children with all abilities to attend playgroups. Able to Play events help families develop social networks and connect parents of children with disability to local support services.

PlayConnect ILC Project

This project broadly aims to improve access of families with children with ASD and ASD-like characteristics to information, linkages and referrals within their communities.


PlayTogether is a two-year project aimed at promoting inclusivity and connection for people with disability through community playgroups.

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