Membership Structure

Join us and help shape the future of play in Australia

Play Australia was formed in 1914 by a committed groups of individuals who wanted to ensure all children had safe and interesting places to play.
At Play Australia we still believe that for a healthy community, children need time, space and freedom to play. We also believe play is important for adults!
You are invited to join us and be a part of the next chapter in Play Australia ‘s history.

    Our network includes:

  • Local Government
  • Early childhood services, OSHC services and schools
  • Play space designers, urban planners and placemakers
  • Health and research agencies and universities
  • Artists and designers
  • Community advocates and parents
  • Write your name here.....................

As a Play Australia member, your will be part of a national cross sectoral organisation devoted to building healthier communities through play.

Choose your membership package





$350.00 p/yr (incl. GST)

Available for Small Organisations (Turnover less than 1 mill and/or 2-6 employees)

OR

$550.00 p/yr (incl. GST)

Available for Large Organisations (Turnover more than 1 mill and/or 7+ employees)



Membership for Organisations

Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of play

  • Fortnightly e-Newsletter
  • Email alerts and updates on critical issues
  • Access to free member webinars*
  • Access to free standards sessions and research updates*
  • Phone support for organisation members
  • Discounts and priority bookings on workshops, resources, online courses and special events*


Build your networks and passion for play

  • Network and participate in discussions with key thought leaders and advocates in play
  • Access working group events, discussion groups and round tables*
  • Free attendance at networking events in your state/territory
  • Access to our global connections and national connectivity
  • Eligibility to apply for Play Australia conference scholarships
  • Every member organisation can nominate people to join our working groups and communities of practice that meet on hot topics of interest to members


Increase your capacity and profile to advocate effectively for play

  • Be empowered and supported to advocate for play in your own setting
  • Organisational members eligible to participate in Play Australian Annual Awards program
  • OSHC and schools eligible to participate in Play Champions program
  • Contribution to the development of thought leadership papers, articles and submissions
  • Promote play using our Member logo and digital assets

  • *Limits may apply in number of discounted participants and pre booking allocation from organisations for events and sessions, guaranteed min 2 for small organisations and 4 for large. Maximum to be determined by event capacity.







$120.00 p/yr (incl. GST)

Available for Individuals (with no affiliation to Local Government nor hold a senior role at an organisation eligible for membership – if you do, please ask your organisation to join)

OR

$160.00 p/yr (incl. GST)

Available for Self-Employed Individuals/Sole Traders




Membership for Individuals

Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of play

  • Fortnightly e-Newsletter
  • Email alerts and updates on critical issues
  • Access to free member webinars
  • Access to free standards sessions and research updates
  • Discounts and priority bookings on workshops, resources, online courses and special events


Build your networks and passion for play

  • Network and participate in discussions with key thought leaders and advocates in play
  • Access working group events, discussion groups and round tables
  • Free attendance at networking events in your state/territory
  • Access to our global connections and national connectivity
  • Eligibility to apply for Play Australia conference scholarships


Increase your capacity and profile to advocate effectively for play

  • Be empowered and supported to advocate for play in your own setting
  • Contribution to the development of thought leadership papers, articles and submissions
  • Promote play using our Member logo and digital assets






$44.00 p/yr (incl. GST)

Suitable for Full-time students and retirees



Membership for Students and Retirees


Maintain up to date knowledge and understanding of play

  • Fortnightly e-Newsletter
  • Email alerts and updates on critical issues
  • Access to free member webinars
  • Access to free standards sessions and research updates
  • Discounts and priority bookings on workshops, resources, online courses and special events


Build your networks and passion for play

  • Network and participate in discussions with key thought leaders and advocates in play
  • Access working group events, discussion groups and round tables
  • Free attendance at networking events in your state/territory
  • Access to our global connections and national connectivity


Increase your capacity and profile to advocate effectively for play

  • Be empowered and supported to advocate for play in your own setting
  • Contribution to the development of thought leadership papers, articles and submissions
  • Promote play using our Member logo and digital assets




Rights and Responsibilities of Members

Here's three things to know before you join:

  • All members must support the Play Australia mission and values and agree to abide by the constitution rules and regulations of Play Australia.
  • Members can vote at the Annual General Meeting and/or special purpose meetings and can be elected to Play Australia's Board or sub-committees. Group members are entitled to one vote per group.
  • The Board of Play Australia reserves the right to reject and or eject a member if conduct has been proven to be not in line with our mission and values or if illegal or unethical practices have been undertaken by a member.


Payment Options

Play Australia is now able to accept the following payments methods for NEW Membership payments and for RENEWALS

  • Paypal or Credit Card (preferred)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
  • Cheque/money order

Advice for EFT payments: Please send payment to Bank First - BSB 704 191 - Account 190786. Please include your Invoice Number in the Reference Field when making an EFT payment and by forwarding the bank remittance to joanne@playaustralia.org.au

Advice for cheque or money order payments: Please include a copy of your invoice in your envelope with your cheque or money order, then post to: Play Australia, PO Box 481 Paddington NSW 2021

What about Paypal and Credit Card?  If you select credit card payment you will use the secure GUEST PAYPAL CHECKOUT (you do not need a paypal account for this). For your security, we are not able to accept credit card payments via phone or email.  

If you have a Paypal Account, choose Paypal to be taken to the paypal login screen to complete your purchase.   

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