1000 Play Streets

Our Latest News

  • Read our latest 1000 Play Streets news coverage on Radio 6PR Perth and Channel 9 Melbourne news
  • Download our new evidence review on the value of Play Streets for children’s healthy development
  • IMPORTANT – due to the current pandemic all 1000 Play Streets pilots are currently postponed until further notice.

Once we recommence, learnings will inform the development of a new 1000 Play Streets toolkit, to benefit all interested Local Government Authorities and help activate 1000 Play Streets nationally over the next 5 years.

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For Local Government Authorities

“I’m from an Australian LGA and would like to support my local communities to organise their own Play Streets, where do I start?”

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For Communities

“I’m a resident and I’d like to organise a Play Street, where do I start?”

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Become our Campaign Partner

We are seeking a naming-rights partner for 1000 Play Streets.

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Do you want to help us grow the movement?

If yes, we invite you to post pictures, videos or stories about your Play Streets on your favourite social platform, using the hashtag #1000PlayStreets. Don’t forget to obtain permission before posting content.

Thanks to all our partners for supporting 1000 Play Streets

  • Our generous financial supporter: Sport Australia
  • Our LGA partners: City of South Perth, City of Vincent, Moreland City Council, Darebin City Council and Sunshine Coast Regional Council
  • Our delivery partners: Codesign Studio and Nature Play Solutions
  • Our evaluation partner: Centre for Sport & Social Impact, La Trobe University

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View this Doc and more from our Online Library These docs are now freely available to the public.

The Power of Trails: for promoting physical activity in communities
Whitehorse Playspace Strategy 2011
The Children's Plan: Building brighter futures UK
Making Space for Play
Children and Nature: a quasi-systematic review of the empirical evidence
The Children's Plan: Hobson's Bay City Council
Play England: Design for Play
Looking Ahead DEECD Environmental Sustainability Strategy
Whole Child: developing mind, body and spirit through outdoor play
Sowing the Seeds
Smart Urban Futures
Routes to Play UK
Natural Environments DEEC - Photographs
Play with Rainwater and Sustainable Drainage
Global Age-Friendly Cities - a Guide
A Built Environment for All Ages
Play England - Charter for Children's Play
Children and Cities Planning to Grow Together
water education
Crisis in the Kindergarten Why Children Need to Play in School
The Good Playspace Guide: I can play too
Outside is where we need to be
Sustainable Communities Infrastructure Development Guidelines
Beyond Blue to Green, Mardie Townsend
The Play Strategy UK Government
Information for Schools Today
Improved Learning through Physical Activity WA
UK Government, Fair Play
Playground Strategy, City of Wodonga
Reimagining Outdoor Learning Spaces Future Lab

Lastly, Play Australia recognises and acknowledges our global neighbours at Playing Out in Bristol UK, for initiating the world-wide street play phenomenon in 2009.

We are committed to working collaboratively with Playing Out to grow the movement together and help our local communities have greater opportunity to PLAY OUT.

1000 Play Streets Campaign