Playgroups are a great way for parents with new and young children and new families to the shire to network with other parents and to give children excellent social interaction and learning through play opportunities. Please find below information about the playgroups in Northern Grampians Shire and give the Playgroup coordinator a call to find out more about your local Playgroup or call in and join a session. 

General Information:

  • Playgroup caters for children from birth to school age.
  • Parents are to supervise their own child/ren whilst enjoying a cuppa and chat with other mums, dads and carers.
  • There are weekly craft activities provided for your child/ren as well as term excursions.
  • Playgroup is run by a committee of involved parents.

We love to see new faces at Playgroup, so we hope you will come and join in all the fun!

St Arnaud Playgroup Inc

St Arnaud Playgroup meets Tuesdays mornings from 10:00 am in the 3yr old Kindergarten Room at the St Arnaud Children's Precinct in Market Square. Check out their Facebook page 

Concongella Playgroup

Concongella Playgroup is held at the beautiful rural setting of  Concongella Primary School, Concongella School Road, Concongella each Wednesday during school terms from 9.30 am until 11.00 am.  Please contact Kristy McKerron on (03) 5358 1811 for further information.

Check out their Facebook page

Marnoo Playgroup

Marnoo Playgroup is held each 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 10.00 am until 12 pm at the Wallaloo Golf Club, Wallaloo East Road, Marnoo.  For further information, please contact Kate Carter on (03) 5359 2290 or their Facebook page

Little Steps Playgroup

Little Steps Playgroup is held at the Stawell Salvation Army Op Shop Building in Wimmera Street, Stawell each Thursday from 10.30 am until 11.30 am.  Please contact Christine Agnew on 0409 528 438 for further information.

Halls Gap & Pomonal Playgroup

Halls Gap & Pomonal Playgroup runs sessions on Mondays  9.30 am to  11 am at the Pomonal Primary School, in the big Playgroup Shed in the tranquil rural setting of the school grounds. Contact Yvette Harris on 0401 048 959 for more details 

Stawell Neighbourhood Playgroup

Powerhouse Playgroup Address: 42 Sloane Street, Stawell VIC 3380

Stawell Neighbourhood House Contact Name: Alison Bainbridge, Contact Phone: 5358 3500 Email: office Time: 10-11.30 Day: Wednesday Description: Powerhouse Playgroup meet every Wednesday during school terms. Children can play, run and participate in many fun activities. Cost: FREE Website: Facebook:

School Holiday Program at the Stawell Neighbourhood House 

Stawell Neighbourhood House runs a School Holiday Program full of fun activities catering for primary and secondary school children during the school holidays. For details on the program email, telephone or check out the program on our Facebook or website. Contact 5358 3500 or email

Playgroup Victoria

For more information about Playgroups and ongoing support for new and existing Playgroups contact Playgroup Victoria on 1800 171 882