Playgroup Tasmania acknowledges that we live, work and play on Aboriginal land, land of the palawa/pakana people of lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, to elders past and present and to all those who continue caring for country, sharing stories and upholding rights.

Playgroups and programs

Learn about the different playgroup and program types

There are many different types of playgroups and programs available in Tasmanian communities.

Read more about them below.

Community Playgroups

Community Playgroups meet once or twice a week for up to two hours in venues such as community centres, halls, parks and homes. They are delivered by parents/carers with Playgroup Tasmania’s support, resources through visits, phone calls and online communication.

Organisational Playgroups

Organisations such as not-for-profit community groups, child care agencies, Family Day Care Schemes and Churches that run their own playgroups and already hold insurance coverage, may affiliate with Playgroup Tasmania and hold an Organisational Membership.


PlayConnect is designed for families of children aged 0-6 years who have unique needs associated with having an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or autism-like characteristics in communication, behaviour or social skills. Your child does not need an ASD diagnosis to join.

Play and Learn Supported (PALS) playgroups

PALS is a national program that aims to create connections between people with disability and the communities they live in by bringing together mixed ability groups.

PlayTogether programs

PlayTogether trained playgroup leaders support the empowering of abilities, foster acceptance and raise awareness in ways that promote inclusivity and connection.


Play Baby is a safe, warm and welcoming environment for expecting parents and those with a baby under a year old. They’re a place to find friendship, connection and understanding during the early months of being a parent.

"We've truly loved being involved in our community playgroup. It's helped with social anxiety and making new friends."