Our Playgroup Community

Playgroup Australia represents one of Australia’s largest volunteer movements, with over 8,000 volunteers creating a village through play nationally. We welcome the opportunity to share and collaborate with other organisations, to support and strengthen families and communities.

Industry Collaborations

Families Australia

Established in 2001, Families Australia provides policy advice to the Federal Government and Parliament on ways to increase the wellbeing of families, especially those experiencing the greatest vulnerability and marginalisation. It does so on behalf of around 800 member organisations around Australia, all of whom work to advance family wellbeing and participation.

UOW | Early Start

The University of Wollongong has consistently delivered research of outstanding quality and impact. The dissemination of our research to user communities, including industry, is one of UOW’s key goals and we have a strong reputation for our engagement with industry.

Where curious minds play

Early Start Discovery Space is the first dedicated children’s museum in the world based on a university campus. It provides a place where research, education, and community come together for the benefit of all children. No matter their background, circumstance or challenges – we stand for kids.


As the national peak body for family and relationship services, Family and Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) is committed to strong policy engagement.

We have a critical leadership role in representing over 160 FRSA Member organisations and supporting the needs and interests of this strong, diverse and adaptable membership and the children, families and communities they serve. These Member organisations provide family and community services to approximately 400,000 clients from 1,300 outlets across Australia each year amidst an ever-changing fiscal and social landscape.


The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) recognises the right of all Australians to opportunity, justice and equity.

ACOSS is a national advocate for action to reduce poverty and inequality and the peak body for the community services sector in Australia. Our vision is for a fair, inclusive and sustainable Australia where all individuals and communities can participate in and benefit from social and economic life. Established in 1956, ACOSS aims to reduce poverty and inequality


In a world of mass production, the Australia Catholic University stands for meaningful education, rewarding research, and life-changing community engagement. 

Our mission and values form the core of who we are as a Catholic organisation. Discover our history, structure, and our journey to be a leader in research and teaching – a goal we’re already achieving as a top 3% world-ranked university.  

Early Childhood Australia

Early Childhood Australia (ECA) has been a voice for young children since 1938. Advocating for early childhood and acting in the interests of young children, their families and those in the early childhood field. ECA advocates to ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children aged birth to eight years.


ARACY helps children achieve a better life.

They focus on prevention, heading off problems before they arise.

They do this by discovering and spreading news on what research suggests are the best practical ways to overcome disadvantage early and set children on a positive future path.

Bringing together researchers, policy makers in government, people delivering services, children and youth to learn from each other.

Every Child

Every Child is a national advocacy campaign aimed at promoting the wellbeing of children and young people. Every Child was created and is currently led by a Steering Committee comprising members of organisations across Australia. The Benevolent Society is the auspicing party of the Every Child campaign, providing the secretariat and funding for the campaign.


IDEAS are the go-to for disability information. We connect you with the information you need.

We know information powers better decisions, to make life easier. We are committed to getting people the information they need, when & how they need it.

Over 80% of their staff have lived experience of disability. They get it.


IDEAS does information so you can do life.

Campaign Engagement

Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood. Social connection leads to enhanced wellbeing as it helps prevent loneliness, isolation and depression. Relationships Australia is the home of Neighbour Day.

It Takes a Village

The It Takes a Village campaign is run by the Community Council for Australia with the support of Origin Foundation and our community partners. The campaign aims to encourage Australians to recognise that we all have a role to play in the education of our country’s young people.

ELEB Campaign

The Early Learning Everyone Benefits campaign is a national collaboration of 27 early childhood research, service and community organisations, peak bodies and parenting organisations. Together we reach more than 200,000 families, 250,000 children and 100,000 educators.

Our goals are: to increase community understanding of the long term benefits of early learning for children, families, communities and the nation, and to increase access to quality early learning for all Australian children.