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Playgroups Returning after Covid-19

We know that being unable to join or attend a playgroup has been challenging for families since groups were suspended in March 2020. We also know that parents and caregivers are very concerned to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.  In light of the current levels of infection in the community, state and territory governments are beginning to implement a staged approach to the return of community life. Each state and territory will re-open activities at a time and in an order determined by them. 

Playgroup Australia and its member state and territory playgroup organisations will continue to support playgroups and playgroup families to connect virtually through our Playgroup at Home and Virtual Playgroup initiatives. In addition, we are preparing to support playgroups to return to playgroup sessions.

Covid-19 & Community Playgroups

Dress Up Month at Playgroup

Dress up, role playing or imaginative play builds confident learners! Dramatic play through dressing up, role playing and using imagination is often a big part of the way children play and form a stronger understanding of the world around them. When role playing, children use their imaginations, practice sounds, speech and language, share, take turns and learn to cooperate, all which contribute to developing social and problem solving skills for life.

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Imagination has no limits

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

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National Programs

PALS Inclusive Playgroups

Starting early 2021, we’re calling on families and community groups to contribute to development of our new inclusive play program. Help us create the next generation of inclusive playgroups.

Playgroup at Home

Playgroup at Home is a national playgroup initiative which invites our community to share ideas for play, health and wellbeing, and to support opportunities for play from the comfort of home.

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.


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

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