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1000 Play Streets is a national movement to help Australians reclaim their local streets and bring back street play, resulting in more active, socially connected and ultimately happier communities.


Play Australia, supported by Sport Australia, is excited to deliver the 1000 Play Streets Project in partnership with CoDesign Studio (Melbourne and Brisbane), Nature Play Solutions (Perth), Centre of Sport & Social Impact at Latrobe University and select local councils.

Local councils located in/nearby the metropolitan areas of Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane are invited to submit an application for a 1000 Play Streets co-contribution grant to pilot Play Streets within communities.

Co-contribution grants are valued at $20,000 and include:

  • $10,000 (including GST); plus
  • Local consulting support (valued at another $10,000)

The co-contribution grant is for 5 eligible Local Councils to help activate 2 regular Play Streets each and to explore internal processes that better enable communities to run their own local Play Streets on an ongoing basis.

Important – Each regular Play Street is required to run for a minimum of 4 sessions at the same street location within our pilot timeframe. This means participating Councils will coordinate a total of 8 Play Street sessions across their two chosen locations by 30 April 2020.

Pilot insights will inform the development of a National Play Streets package for Local Councils Australia-wide to support regular and sustainable street play (launching in June 2020).

For further information please email: