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Parenting Support and Playgroups

There are a wide range of playgroups, toy libraries and parenting courses offered across Perth for parents and children. Find out more below.

Family and Children Directory

Download our Family and Childrens Directory which contains information on local services, groups and agencies you can contact if you are looking for additional information and support with parenting.


Playgroups provide opportunities for pre-school aged children to play and learn through shared games and activities. They are usually run by volunteers.

Visit the Playgroup Association of WA website to find a playgroup near you. 

Toy Libraries

Toy libraries offer toys for loan, which can be an alternative to purchasing toys.

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City of Melville Toy Library

The City of Melville runs a toy library from Blue Gum Recreation Centre, which boasts one of the largest and most extensive selection of quality educational toys for children aged 0 – 6 years.

Visit the website for more information, incuding the catalogue and opening hours.

You must be a City of Melville resident to borrow toys from the library,

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Attadale Toy Library

The Attadle Toy Library is a volunteer-run toy library, with more than 700 toys for hire.

For opening hours and membership information, visit their website.

The Attadale Toy Library is not run by the City of Melville.

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Noah's Ark WA

Noah's Ark WA is a specialised toy library that loans developmental resources and toys for children with special needs. They also offer a number of special needs programs and their staff can assist therapists, teachers, parents and carers to develop therapy, education or home programs for children with special needs.

More Information on Toy Libraries

Toy Libraries Australia is the peak body for not-for-profit toy libraries across Australia, and their website provides useful information on setting up a toy library, as well as a toy library locator.

Visit their Toy Libraries website for more information. 

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