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Toy Well establishes volunteer-run free toy lending services for children and families experiencing hardship in Community Hubs located in primary schools, with a particular focus on migrant and refugee families.

In doing so, Toy Well:

  • provides more opportunities for children and their parents to engage in high-quality play-based learning at home, which improves children’s social, physical, cognitive and emotional skills, leading to improved school readiness;

  • educates parents about the importance of play-based learning for young children;

  • creates a safe and enjoyable context for families to meet, create friendships and develop support networks;

  • provides volunteer and work opportunities for parents who oversee the toy library;

  • provides an entry point to engage with other social services co-located with the toy library.

Toy Well is funded by the Trawalla Foundation and the Besen Family Foundation.

Benefits of Toy Well
Toy Well

Benefits of Toy Well

There are Toy Well toy libraries at the following schools:

  • Dandenong: Dandenong Primary School, Doveton College. Holy Family Primary School

  • Greater Geelong: Bell Park North Primary School, Northern Bay College Family Centre and Peacock

  • Hume: Dallas Brooks Community Primary School, St Dominic's Primary School

  • Wyndham: Davis Creek Primary School, Truganina South Primary School, Point Cook College


If you are interested in supporting the Toy Well program please contact Toy Libraries Australia at

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