Playgroups provide parents and children with the opportunity to meet new families, gain support, share ideas and have fun. They allow babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers the opportunity to socialise as they play and learn together. All playgroups are different but the emphasis is on fun and friendship.

Council's Playgroup Team Leader and team of qualified and experienced educators can help parents to:

  • find a local playgroup
  • start their own playgroup
  • assist with finding a venue

The playgroup team can also provide support to new or existing playgroups by offering ideas for equipment, resources and activities, as well as information about and links to other children's services in Hobsons Bay.

Hobsons Bay Playgroup Timetable(PDF, 579KB)

Supported Playgroups

Council runs several Supported playgroups throughout the municipality, led by specially trained and qualified playgroup leaders. At these groups families will have an opportunity to learn new ideas for their children's learning and development, meet other parents and carers and provide an opportunity for children to play with others. Additional support and information is also available for families.

Hobsons Bay Supported Playgroups Term 3(PDF, 454KB)  

To participate in a supported playgroup families are required to meet set eligibility criteria. For more information on how to register please contact the Playgroup Team on 9932 1000 or

Venues for Playgroups

The following Council venues are currently available for Early Years programs and playgroups:

  • the former Williamstown Childcare Co-operative, 83 Cecil Street, Williamstown
  • Eastona Park Kindergarten, 13 Collins Avenue, Altona East

For further information about these venues please contact Council's Early Years Team on 9932 1000 or

Playgroup Victoria

Playgroup Victoria can also provide support and resources to new or existing playgroups. Visit the Playgroup Victoria website for more information and to find playgroups in Hobsons Bay.

To start a new playgroup all you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. For advice and information about starting a playgroup visit the Playgroup Victoria website.


Hobsons Bay Playgroup Team Leader

Tel: 9932 1000

Playgroup Victoria

Tel: 9388 1599
Toll free: 1800 811 156