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Heart and Science

The Heart and Science of Play

Founded in 1973, Play Matters Australia
supports children and families to build
relationships, skills, and confidence through
play. We are a national company with staff in
every state and territory in Australia.

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What we do


Play Matters Australia delivers and supports community and facilitated playgroups accessed by thousands of families.
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Sing&Grow Music Therapy

Play Matters Australia is the home of Sing&Grow Australia. It is a national, evidence-based music therapy program.
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Our Impact

Play Matters Australia has staff in every state and territory in Australia. We provide services across the country.
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Training and Research

Play Matters Australia is committed to ongoing training and research into play and its impact on families.
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Play Matters Australia delivers a range of events and celebrations in local communities across the country.
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Online Support

Play Matters Australia has a suite of digital offerings and support available to families anywhere in Australia.
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School Readiness

Play Matters Australia delivers programs that are designed to support children and families with entry into formal schooling.
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Parenting Support

Play Matters Australia has a range of parenting support offerings and programs for families.
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“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning”

- Diane Ackerman


Our Brand

In 2020, Playgroup Queensland and Sing&Grow Australia recognised the need for change. The Playgroup Queensland brand created confusion and did not match our expertise, passion, and commitment to community connection and play.

Play Matters Australia was developed as the group masterbrand replacing Playgroup Queensland. In 2022, this was unveiled along with new digital platforms and membership offerings for families, communities and organisations.



Messy Play Matters is back for 2023! Are you ready to get messy? Messy Play Matters events are a chance for families to enjoy a day out, play and create as much mess as possible! Events will be held in locations across Queensland, and we would love to see you there.

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Our Play Partners - Crayola

We partner with a range of organisations that align with our mission and values. Crayola has been inspiring children for over 115 years with a range of non-toxic arts and craft products.


Affiliate with us

If you're a group or organisation delivering a play experience, why not affiliate with Play Matters Australia today and join our vast network?



Play Matters is the home of Sing&Grow Australia. Sing&Grow is a national, evidence-based music therapy program providing services for young children and their families.

Upcoming events

Play Matters Australia delivers a range of events across the country. Learn more below:

Online Baby Playgroup - Wednesday 9.30am

March 29, 2023

Online Baby Playgroup - Wednesday 11am

March 29, 2023

Messy Play Matters: Brisbane

May 3, 2023

Messy Play Matters: Brisbane

May 3, 2023

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As a corporate sponsor, your company will help us provide real benefits to our families and communities. Contact us today to discuss a partnership.