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Play Australia Membership Directory

Sector: Industry

a_space Australia Pty Ltd

About:

a_space is a leading designer and Australian manufacturer of commercial playground and outdoor fitness equipment. We exist to enhance the health and wellbeing of people of all ages and abilities across communities through creating environments that enable people to play and exercise freely in exciting, challenging, engaging and connected ways.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To support and enhance opportunities for communities to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Play Strategist
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Activity Playgrounds

About:

Activity Playgrounds designs, manufactures and installs playgrounds and shade structures.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To help support healthy and active lifestyles to all Australians.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Manufacturer
My area of Expertise/Study:

To help support healthy and active lifestyles to all Australians.

States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, VIC

Austek Play

About:

Austek Play is a commercial playground company specialising in new & exciting playground design, supply & installation! With the most comprehensive and innovative playground equipment options available in Australia, we aim to encourage, motivate and inspire children of all ages and abilities to get outside and play!

Why we are a Play Australia member:

We believe the value of learning through play is part of healthy childhood development.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Play Strategist, Sport & Recreation Planner, Undersurfacing Supplier
States/Territories we support: NSW, NT, QLD

Bark King P/L

About:

Manufacturers of a extensive range of garden mulch, barks and soil. Manufacturers of Certified playground mulch - Softplay that meets all current AS Standards.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To keep in touch about changes in the learning field of play.

Field/s of Work: Undersurfacing Supplier
States/Territories we support: VIC

Blade Recreation

About:

The team at Blade Recreation have an extensive history in the Outdoor Recreation sector. We are at the forefront of the market as a supplier of Recreational Products including Bouldering Units, Sporting Goals, Drinking Fountains, Playground Equipment, Outdoor Furniture and more.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

We like to keep abreast of what is going on in the industry.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Bricolage Design

About:

Advice, Design Services, Strategic Planning and Advocacy Support for Play and Play Environments

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Play Australia membership is essential to connect with and participate in all things 'play' happening nationally.

Field/s of Work: Landscape Architect
States/Territories we support: VIC

Choose Safety Pty Ltd

About:

Choose Safety is qualified to conduct Level 3 Comprehensive Playground Inspections as required by AS4685. Choose Safety is also able to conduct surface attenuation impact (drop) testing for playground soft fall areas, for compliance to AS4422. Choose Safety does not install or manage playgrounds, so our service is fully independent.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

It is important to maintain membership with relevant industry associations to help maintain current industry knowledge.

Field/s of Work: Risk Assessor
States/Territories we support: SA

Community Vibe

About:

I am a sport, recreation and community planner with qualifications in recreation and community engagement. I prepare a wide variety of strategies including play strategies, sport and recreation strategies, trails strategies, etc. I also undertake community engagement for many companies.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To keep up to date with all things related to play.

Field/s of Work: Open Space Planner, Play Strategist, Policy Maker, Sport & Recreation Planner
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Dirtwork Landscapes

About:

We are a company that specialises in designing and building play spaces and equipment with a natural aesthetic. We use natural materials and native plantings to create spaces specific to the surrounding environment.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To connect with other professionals within the industry, obtain advice and keep up to date with information regarding play.

Field/s of Work: Horticulturalist, Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: SA

Gavin Fairbrother, Physical Activity Consultant

About:

Gavin is a health promotion consultant with broad expertise including strategic policy & planning, community & stakeholder engagement, and project management. Subject matter expertise in physical activity includes a special interest in unstructured outdoor play, walking and cycling strategies. Currently project managing the 1000 Play Streets campaign in South Australia.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To support Play Australia’s strategic plan and to learn from a diverse network of play advocates.

Field/s of Work: Play Strategist, Policy Maker, Programs
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
Website: Your website here

Hercules Playground Auditing

About:

Auditing and surface testing of playgrounds, recreational and sporting areas. Very experienced in the design, installation and maintenance of all facilities and equipment. Examination of design for likely compliance, project management and final certification as required. Always professional reliable and easy to deal with.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Information relating to standards, access to current trends and practices, contacts with others in the industry.

Field/s of Work: Open Space Planner, Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Play Strategist, Risk Assessor
States/Territories we support: TAS

Imagination Play

About:

The Imagination Play Team are leading producers and providers of play equipment, fitness stations and services. Collectively we provide quality, innovative products and services across Australia and Oceania.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Proud members of PRAV since last millennium and even prouder as PLAY Australia are now our true peak National advocacy organisation.

Field/s of Work: Architect, Artist, Landscape Architect, Open Space Planner, Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Play Strategist, Risk Assessor, Sport & Recreation Planner, Undersurfacing Supplier, Urban Designer
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

JF Studio Pty Ltd

About:

JF Studio is an award-winning practice in Melbourne. We provide landscape architectural services for public projects including play spaces. At JF Studio, we consider play as an important journey in everyone's life and promotes inclusive play for all abilities and all ages.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

We would like to be part of the big industry community and share our ideas and experiences.

Field/s of Work: Landscape Architect
States/Territories we support: VIC

Kidzspace

About:

We help create strong and positive childhood memories through indoor and outdoor play

Why we are a Play Australia member:

We support the leading industry advocacy for children's play

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Risk Assessor, Undersurfacing Supplier
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Kompan

About:

Unlock your imaginations with KOMPAN Australia, as we collaboratively idealise and construct world-class recreational spaces, that create a sense of place and identity, and that will motivate magical play and stimulating outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. KOMPAN’s expertise lies in playgrounds, outdoor fitness, custom design and street furniture.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To have the opportunity to create healthier and happier Australian communities in collaboration with other industry specialists.

Field/s of Work: Open Space Planner, Play Space Maintenance, Sport & Recreation Planner
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

MJ Playgrounds

About:

MJ Playgrounds is Australia’s number one indoor play equipment manufacturer providing a number of services and indoor play equipment to the Indoor Soft Contained Play Industry, Outdoor Playground Industry as well as the Short and Long Term hire industry throughout Australia and internationally.

Why we are a Play Australia member: Max 25 words
Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Monkey Play Mobile Playground

About:

At Monkey Play we are here to provide you with the option to hire our mobile play centre and/or toddler soft play equipment. The play centre can be easily setup and dismantled by our hassle-free staff at your chosen location, whether it be within the comfort of your own home, function centre, park (permit required), or fundraiser, etc.

Why we are a Play Australia member: Max 25 words
Field/s of Work: Your answer here
States/Territories we support: NSW

Nature Based Play

About:

Nature Based Play designs and constructs natural and imaginative play environments, as Nature Playgrounds and Discovery Spaces that stimulate creative play. We also specialise in community collaborative design and construction projects.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To keep in touch with the 'Play' movement, and contribute to maintaining valuable play opportunities for children.

Field/s of Work: Architect, Landscape Architect, Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: WA

Omnitech Playgrounds

About:

Proudly Australian owned & made. For new, refurbished, or completely customised play spaces, Omnitech’s design team, in-house fabricators & installation crew have you covered. Not only do Omnitech Playgrounds manufacture and produce a great range of equipment right here in our factory in Somerton, Melbourne we also stock a complete range of Ausplay and Omnitech spare parts. Omnitech Playgrounds also offer the complete after service experience including inspections, maintenance and refurbishments

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To stay connected with the play industry and the standards and information.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: SA, TAS, VIC

Parkitect Australia Pty Ltd

About:

Exclusive importer & distributor of the award-winning European Modular Pumptrack system. Specialising in modular pump tracks, Parkitect Australia provide free custom track designs to perfectly suit your budget & space. Parkitect modules are pre-engineered & certified, which helps to significantly reduce project costs & provide the fastest return on investment, while the guaranteed geometry offers the most proven fun riding experience for all wheels, all ages, all abililities, in all seasons.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Parkitect Australia supports Play Australia to keep up to date with latest developments in the industry and to have the opportunity to collaborate with other industry specialists. Pump tracks are a relatively new recreational - play - riding facility in Australia and already the enormous health, social and economic benefits Modular Pumptracks are having on communities, businesses and the wellbeing of Australians is outstanding. Helping get more Australians having fun, playing outside every day

Field/s of Work: Play Space Manufacturer, Sport & Recreation Planner
My area of Expertise/Study:

Exclusive Importer and Distributor of the Parkitect Modular Pumptrack system

States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Play Force Pty Ltd

About:

A family owned and operated business that, for over 15 years, has helped our customers deliver and maintain safe and enjoyable playgrounds across Australia. Our core services are Inspection, impact testing, maintenance and installation.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

We understand the importance of play and how important it is to have a strong organisation advocating for it.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Risk Assessor, Undersurfacing Supplier
States/Territories we support: QLD

Proludic Pty Ltd

About:

Proludic creates award-winning play equipment and playspaces throughout Australia for people of all ages and abilities. We design and build inclusive play and sports areas, nature-inspired and imaginative playgrounds, and multigenerational fitness areas that get every “body” moving. Our products and designs are innovative, functional and durable. We use sustainably sourced, recyclable materials that are perfectly suited to Australian conditions.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Proludic supports Play Australia to keep up to date with developments in the play and recreation sector. We strongly support the rights of children to play and the values of playing every day. Play Australia shares supportive information about the benefits of play and helpful resources for those working in the recreation sector.

Field/s of Work: Landscape Architect, Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

The Community Collaborative

About:

We focus on delivering community-focused planning solutions to clients ranging from national and state sporting associations to local clubs, state government departments to local councils, private industry to not-for-profit groups. We specialise in sport, recreation, health, social policy and urban planning, but can pull together a team for any project!

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To share, learn and stay up to date with industry trends, and ultimately promote the role of ‘play’ in community planning.

Field/s of Work: Open Space Planner, Policy Maker, Sport & Recreation Planner, Urban Designer
States/Territories we support: Your answer here

The Play Works

About:

Established in 1984, The Play Works designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of playground equipment. Unique pieces for bespoke playspaces are a big proportion of our work, as are also natural timber components and waterplay elements for nature based playgrounds.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Play is essential to all child development; we applaud the values and goals of Play Australia's advocacy for this vital purpose.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Manufacturer
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

WillPlay

About:

WillPlay is an Australian manufacturer of play and fitness equipment. We offer a complete package service from design to manufacture and installation. Through the use of premium materials and recycled plastics, we offer a full coastal spec product that is 100% recyclable at end of life.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To support the growth and development of play and outdoor activity in all sectors of the community.

Field/s of Work: Play Space Maintenance, Play Space Manufacturer, Undersurfacing Supplier
States/Territories we support: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Sector: University or TAFE

Barbara Chancellor - Outdoor Playspace Consultancy

About:

Barbara researches children's outdoor play in school playgrounds, public open spaces and early childhood settings. She has local and international research collaborations focusing on children and outdoor play and regularly publishes and presents her work in local and international forums.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Being a member of PA has connected me with many play industry people who have enriched my understanding of the play sector.

Field/s of Work: Researcher
My area of Expertise/Study:

My teaching enables me to share the importance of play in children's lives with pre-service teachers. Through the 'Outdoor Playspace Consultancy' I work with designers, local government and educators to explore ways to meet children's play needs.

States/Territories we support: Your answer here
Website: Your website here

Sector: Local Government

Blacktown City Council

About:

Council's Recreation Planning & Design team develops the designs, planning and projects required to deliver landscape architecture, active and passive recreation infrastructure across the city. We work with stakeholders to deliver Council and community recreation initiatives across the LGA and wider Greater Sydney region.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

The goals of Play Australia tie in with the strategies and goals of Council.

Department of Local Government:

Recreation Planning & Design

Field/s of Work: Architect, Landscape Architect, Open Space Planner, Play Strategist, Programs, Sport & Recreation Planner, Urban Designer
States/Territories we support: NSW

Colac Otway Shire Council

About: Max 50 words
Why we are a Play Australia member: Max 25 words
Department of Local Government:

Recreation and Open Space

Field/s of Work: Open Space Planner, Sport & Recreation Planner
States/Territories we support: VIC

Launceston City Council

About:

Asset management, condition rating, safety inspections, compliance

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Utilisation of knowledge base

Department of Local Government:

Investigations

Field/s of Work: Horticulturalist, Play Space Maintenance, Play Strategist, Risk Assessor
States/Territories we support: TAS

Moreland City Council

About:

Moreland City Council recognises the importance of play in supporting children’s healthy development. We work hard to create safe, well considered, sustainable spaces for people of all ages to play.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

Moreland City Council's strategic objectives align with Play Australia's. We advocate for the importance of play everyday.

Department of Local Government:

Open Space Design & Development

Field/s of Work: Landscape Architect, Open Space Planner, Play Space Maintenance
States/Territories we support: VIC

Sector: Early Childhood Sector

Coburg Children's Centre Inc.

About:

Long Day Care, Kindergarten and Bush Kinder in a nature based setting, incorporating a range of sustainable practices.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To support the vision and play mission of Play Australia. To resource and be resourced by the outdoor play community.

Field/s of Work: Educator
States/Territories we support: VIC

Combined Preschools of Southern Grampians Inc

About:

We are an Early Years Management organisation responsible for service delivery of eight kindergarten across the Southern Grampians shire.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To ensure we have access to the latest information and industry standards for playgrounds in early childhood education settings

Field/s of Work: Educator
States/Territories we support: VIC

Honeybee Preschool

About:

We are an early childhood education setting that positions play at the heart of our work

Why we are a Play Australia member:

to advocate for play and learning through play

Field/s of Work: Educator, Play Space Maintenance, Play Strategist, Policy Maker, Programs, Risk Assessor, Student
States/Territories we support: NSW

Monash Community Family Co-operative Ltd

About:

Early Childhood Education: Preschool & Long day care

Why we are a Play Australia member:

For information and advice supporting our outdoor play environment.

Field/s of Work: Educator
States/Territories we support: VIC

Sector: Community Organisation or Peak Body

SunSmart - Cancer Council Victoria

About:

Support, information and advice re: sun protection, skin cancer prevention and SunSmart outdoor play to reduce UV exposure and maximise outdoor fun.

Why we are a Play Australia member:

To learn about, share ideas and support the value of outdoor play in a SunSmart way.

Field/s of Work: Educator, Policy Maker, Programs, Researcher
States/Territories we support: VIC