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Our Impact

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Play Matters Australia supports and delivers play experiences across the country. We have staff in every state and territory in Australia, supporting families and communities.

Geography and Reach


Play Matters Australia delivers programs and services to Australian families in every state and territory in the country.

We are proud to deliver playgroups and other family support programs across Queensland and offer Sing&Grow music therapy programs and services in each state and territory. Our digital offerings also provide families with information and resources across the country.

For further details about our reach, including the location of our play hubs and centres, click on the map for more details.

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Our Theory of Change

The Play Matters Australia Theory of Change consists of a logical chain of evidence that leads from theories proven through science (developmental neuroscience and the science of play), experimentation (social determination theory), and long recognition and usage (ecological systems theory). Click on the link below to learn more about our theory of change.

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Play Matters is committed to rigorous evaluation and ongoing research into play and its impact on children and families. We partner with educational institutions, and our programs are informed by evidence.

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson