The start of your new inclusive community playgroup! PlayBuddies playgroups aim to embrace and promote inclusion by bringing all children of all abilities together through play. Come and join your local PlayBuddies, to have fun, make friends and connect to your local community.

PlayBuddies Playgroups are specifically designed playgroups for ALL families with children aged 0–5, including those with neurodiversity, developmental and medical concerns. The program is facilitated by a trained staff member, providing a culturally safe playgroup experience designed to break down barriers, create awareness and provide social support and networks. Scroll down to register for a session near you!

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WHERE: Goonawarra Neighbourhood House
WHEN: 9.30am – 11am, Friday

This project received funding from the Victorian Government through the West Gate Tunnel Project’s Sunbury & Bulla Neighbourhood Fund.


WHERE: Ramlegh Family and Community Centre
WHEN: 10am – 11.30am, Friday

Proudly supported by the City of Casey. This PlayBuddies playgroup, has been funded by the Victorian Government’s Empowering Communities initiative as part of the Building Safer Communities Program.


WHERE: Kalkallo Community Centre
WHEN: 10am- 11.30am, Thursday

This program is made available through funding received by the State Trustees Australian Foundation.


WHERE: Footscray Church of Christ, 252 Gordon Street
WHEN: 9.30am – 11am, Friday

This program is supported through the Maribyrnong City Council Community Grants Program.

Benefits of a PlayBuddies Playgroup

For Children & Parents

Increased confidence to participate in community & social activities.

Increased awareness, understanding of difference

Reduced isolation – Increased social connections and support

Children learn empathy and embrace difference through play

For the Community

A greater understanding of the benefits of Inclusion

Increased community participation


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