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1000 Play Streets

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  • 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.

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