Volunteers Creating a Village through Play

Playgroup Australia is one of the largest volunteer movements in Australia, with over 8,000 volunteers nationally. On International Volunteer Day we pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure that their local playgroup is a place of welcome and play for families with children aged under five.

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About Playgroups

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

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

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

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

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