About Playgroup Australia

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

Working for our members & families

Our Vision

Every child and family in Australia has access to a quality playgroup.

Our Mission

Advocate for playgroups and support Playgroup Australia members to strengthen delivery of quality services to young children and families.

Our Commitment

Playgroup Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its goals of ‘substantive constitutional change and structural reform’. We want to see the ‘ancient sovereignty’ of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ‘shine through as a fuller expression of Australia’s nationhood’. 

We accept the gracious invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk with First Nations people ‘in a movement for the Australian people for a better future’. 

We encourage everyone in the playgroup movement to read the Uluru Statement from the Heart. 

Strategic Priorities

  1. Leading national advocacy and investment.
  2. Strengthening research and quality.
  3. Supporting member performance.
  4. Facilitating shared opportunities.
  5. Transformation and sustainability.

For more information about our strategic priorities:

Download our Strategic Plan 2023-25

Our goals

Our History

The playgroup movement has been supported by central organisations (at state, territory and federal levels) for more than 50 years. We are trusted partners for communities, governments and other organisations, working in the interests of children and their families.

Learn more

The playgroup movement
Building stronger communities

Our Constitution

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