Welcome to Play Australia

Welcome to Play Australia


Our Vision For Play

A connected and healthy Australia where PLAY is a part of everyone’s daily life.

Our Play Mission

To promote the value of PLAY and support all Australians to PLAY every day.


As adults, we have the responsibility to provide PERMISSION, TIME and SPACE for our children to play freely every day, so they can make sense of the world in their own way, at their own pace.

Barb Champion, Executive Director - Play Australia


Play Today – building connection and play through covid-19

Find ideas to stay CONNECTED and keep PLAYING through the current pandemic.

Now more than ever before, we must help our children PLAY TODAY so we all can experience a better tomorrow.

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1000 Play Streets

Learn about the 1000 Play Streets movement to help Australians reclaim their streets as places to play and connect.

IMPORTANT – due to the current pandemic all 1000 Play Streets pilots are currently postponed until further notice.

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Latest Updates

Our NEW finger entrapment tool is available for order now from our Risk Management Hub.

Our NEW Jobs in Play Portal is up and running and we are accepting free job listings until further notice.





News and Training

Hear what’s happening in PLAY in Australia and around the world

IMPORTANT- our PLAY SPACE DEVELOPMENT training is postponed until further notice due to the current pandemic.

New dates will be posted once the current pandemic clears.

Visit For Professionals here.


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“Every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts”
- Article 31, United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child (UNRC)