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Multicultural Playgroups

Multi-cultural playgroups can support a child to build bilingual language skills, learn through play with their peers, and connect parents, grandparents and carers together so they can share ideas and experiences. They can also provide a soft entry point for families transitioning into kinder and school.


All children from birth to school age.

Multi-cultural playgroups are held for families from many cultural backgrounds including Assyrian-Chaldean, Iranian, Syrian, Iraqi, Hazara, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri-Lankan Tamil, Filipino, South Sudanese, Horn of Africa, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chin and Karen Burmese.

What you can get

Group sessions are typically run weekly during school terms and located in local schools or community centers.

Multi-cultural playgroups offer parents, carers and grandparents an opportunity to connect with each other, access practical information about health, nutrition and child wellbeing and allow children a space to play and interact with their peers.

How to access

To find out more about playgroups in a family’s area, encourage a family to speak with their Maternal and Child Health nurse or contact the local council.


VICSEG run playgroups in the northern and western suburbs of Melbourne.

Playgroups Victoria have an interactive map which can be used to search for a playgroup nearest to a family. The map can be filtered for specific playgroup types including ‘culturally specific’.