Playgroup Australia is a not-for-profit organisation, established in 1984 as the national representative body for playgroup organisations.
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.
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.
Play Together is a two-year project aimed at promoting inclusivity and connection for people with disability to community playgroups.