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Council invites you to join or start a playgroup with your baby, toddler or pre-schooler within our community.

What is a Playgroup?

Whether you’re a parent or caregiver, playgroups provide the opportunity to meet other parents, gain support and ideas on child-raising. They also allow babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers to socialise as they play and learn together. All playgroups are different, but the emphasis is on fun and friendship.

How can I start a Playgroup?

Essentially, all you need is a couple of friends and a place to meet. However, Playgroup Victoria's website provides all the quality information you need to get started. Click here to find out more.

For more information on joining or starting a playgroup within our community, please contact:

Kim Ayling
Team Leader - Children Services
Phone (03) 5551 8484

Playgroups in Southern Grampians Shire

Group Where Contact Details When Cost
Kinder Gym (toddler to school age) Gymnastics Club 266 Mt Baimbridge Road Hamilton Tamela 0437 667 242 Tuesday 10:30am-11:15am Contact club for costs
Mainly Music Good Shepherd Primary School 33 McArthur Street, Hamilton VIC (03) 5571 2236 Good Shepherd Primary School Friday 10:00am $4 Per Week (Includes morning tea)
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Playgroup Presbyterian Church Peace Memorial Hall 21 McIntyre Street Hamilton 3300 Rebecca: 0423 365 522 Wednesday 9:30am-11:00am Donation
Storytime Makers (3-5 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Wednesday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Movers and Shakers (1-3 years) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Tuesday10:30am (during school terms) Free
Bounce and Rhyme (Birth- 12months) Hamilton Library 105 Brown Street Hamilton 3300 03 5573 0470 Monday 10:30am (during school terms) Free
Wednesday Meet Up St. Mary’s Maryknoll Centre 23 Dinwoodie Street Hamilton 3300 03 5571 1161 Wednesday from 9:30am $2 Per Family
Coleraine & District Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child, water bottle & hat) Coleraine Playgroup Victoria. Kate 0428 108 713 Wednesdays 10:00am-12:00pm $8 per term Families to register with Playgroups Australia by March
Balmoral Playgroup (Family’s to bring 1 piece of fruit per child to share) Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre/Childcare Centre 26 Bell Street Balmoral 3407 Bush Nursing Centre 55701304 Every 2nd Friday 10:00am - 11:20am $1 per child over six months
Hamilton Koori Playgroup (Open to Koori Families Only) 18 Kenna Avenue Hamilton 3300 Winda-mara 03 5527 0090 Friday 10:00am – 12:00pm (During school terms) Free
Tarrington Great Explorations (Preschool Children) Tarrington Lutheran School, 7901 Hamilton Highway Register on 0355723897 or email Monthly on a Monday. Free
Australian Breastfeeding Association- Nature Play HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton Children’s Adventure Garden 1st Friday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession
Australian Breastfeeding Association cuppa and chat HIRL, North Boundary Rd, Hamilton Bandicoot Room 3rd Friday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm Membership is $70 per year $55 with concession
Branxholme and District Playgroup Branxholme Kinder/Hall, 98 McNichol St Branxholme Facebook group: Branxholme and District Playgroup. Monthly - please check Facebook group for date and time. $5 per family plus a piece of fruit
Fit Walk Departing Lakes Edge Adventure playground Mel 0413 661 484 Tuesday and Thursdays 11:00am weather permitting Free
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