ACT Playgroups Membership Benefits

Joining our Tiny Tots program also gives you six months free membership to ACT Playgroups. Here are some of the benefits to your registration!

An ABC Card

The Australian Baby Card is a discount card for parents of young children. This card offers you hundreds of discounts online and savings from numerous ACT based businesses.

Comprehensive Insurance

Comprehensive public liability and personal accident insurance while you and your children are attending an ACT Playgroups registered Playgroup or Playgroup activity anywhere in the ACT.


Membership entitles you to voting rights at the Playgroup Annual General Meeting and Special General Meetings and to stand for election on the Board of Management AND the right to attend as many ACT Playgroup Playgroups as you wish.


Access to ACT Playgroups Support and Development Officers in person, via email or on the phone who are there to support you and provide you with useful resources and materials, ideas, playgroup troubleshooting and more.

Free Events

Playgroup members are invited to bring friends and family to our free community events held three times a year. These events provide a wide range of play experiences (nature play, baby play, physical play, music play, craft and dance) as well as information, resources and activities from community organisations, businesses and sporting bodies.


ACT Playgroup conducts free training workshops for Playgroup representatives each year covering areas such as Social Media, Development through Play and much more.

Members are able to attend Playdate workshops for free. Playdates are run by trained educators and provide educationally based information and resources for children under 5. Workshops cover a range or areas including literacy, numeracy, science, sensory play, physical play and music.


Our monthly publication provides practical, local information about raising children, as well as original articles by experienced journalists, childhood professionals and parents. This publication is specifically targeted to Playgroup families.

Discounted Hire

ACT Playgroups members, for a small fee, are able to hire our playrooms across Canberra for events. ACT Playgroups also has badge machine that is available for hire to make key rings, magnets or badges.

Parent Resource Library

ACT playgroups has an extensive parent library located at our Cook office. Resources focus on all areas of child raising from birth – 5 years and are available for loan at no cost to members. New resources are added regularly.

Reduced Cost Advertising

Members have access to reduced cost advertising in our monthly publication. Our publication goes out to over 2500 families in the ACT as well as businesses and key stakeholders.