Community Playgroups

Local Community Playgroups

Community playgroups are regular gatherings of parents and caregivers with children aged 0-5 years.  They meet regularly for up to two hours at a time in venues such as community centres, halls, parks and in the homes of playgroup families. There are many community playgroups in Hobsons Bay 2022-Community-Playgroup-Directory.pdf(PDF, 455KB)

The Eastona Park Early Years facility (Altona North) caters specifically for early years programs. For more information email  

Parents manage and lead community playgroups as well as organising play and social activities for the group.

Community Playgroups provide:

  • an opportunity for your child to play with other children
  • a chance to meet other families in your community
  • people to talk to about parenting and to share experiences with




To Start a Playgroup

Playgroup Victoria provides support and resources to new or existing playgroups.

To start a new playgroup all you need is a couple of parents or caregivers with children and a place to meet. If you would like to form a new playgroup, the Playgroup Victoria website has great information resources to help you get started.