Supported Playgroup


The Central Goldfields Shire Supported Playgroup program is based at the Goldfields Family Centre.

Council's Supported Playgroup program is delivered by professional facilitators who organise and run the program.

The groups are funded at no or low cost to families and are suitable for families/guardians and their children from birth to five years.

Supported Playgroup offers an inclusive environment plus a structured program that aims to:
• Engage families
• Improve outcomes for children and families
• Support children and family’s play experiences
• Connect families with the community and community services, particularly related to their children’s health and development

The Supported Playgroup program offers weekly sessions during school terms. Sessions include play, snack/fruit time, as well as music and story time.

Families/guardians are asked to bring a fruit or veggie snack to share with the group.

Due to the coronavirus, there are no Supported Playgroups happening for Term 2, 2020 but facilitators are keeping in touch with families through phone calls, emails, texts, and Zoom catchups. Facilitators have also put together some activity packs for families which include some great resources for ‘at home’ play. If you are interested in joining in with the Zoom fun, you can! Phone Trish or Jane on 0427 702 567 or 5461 6500 (Goldfields Family Centre) if you’d like further information.


Mondays, 10 to 11am

  • Laptime (for parents/carers with babies) at Maryborough Regional Library, 91 Nolan Street, Maryborough

    Tuesdays, 1.15pm to 3.15pm

    Tullaroop Leisure Centre, Carisbrook

    Wednesdays, 9.30 to 11.30am

  • Dunolly Preschool, 94 Maude Street, Dunolly

     Thursdays, 9.30 to 11.30am

  • Maryborough Salvation Army Complex, 27 Wills Street, Maryborough 

    Fridays, 10 to 12noon

  • Attending the Bealiba ‘Mini Pumas’ Playgroup during term 3, 2019

Some families may also like to participate in our home visiting component.

For more information contact Council's Supported Playgroup Facilitator on 0427 702 567 or the Goldfields Family Centre on 03 5461 6500 or email.