Our history

Playgroup Australia has a long and credible history – together with its member organisations – as being one of Australia’s largest civil society movements.

Mother and daughter messy play

The playgroup movement has been providing and supporting community playgroups for more than 40 years through volunteerism and the work of each of the state and territory playgroup organisations.

In fact, we have served millions of families over the last 40 years.

Find out more in our 40 Years of Playgroup: Celebrating Our Story of Connecting Communities.

To the future

Playgroup Australia’s strategic priorities include:

  • being a respected leading voice for playgroups in Australia
  • supporting our member organisations to deliver the best possible services for children, families, carers and communities
  • remaining a relevant, progressive and sustainable organisation with strategic foresight.