Darebin Toy Library Review

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The Darebin Toy Library was established 27 years ago to provide families with children aged 0 – 6 years access to high quality, age-appropriate toys and equipment. The aim of the Toy Library is to encourage connection, support crucial intellectual, emotional and social abilities in children as well as promote the right of the child to play.

We are now undertaking a review of the service as we want to ensure Darebin’s Toy Library continues to be contemporary, accessible, affordable and responsive to Darebin’s diverse community, particularly those most vulnerable and/or experiencing disadvantage.

We asked you for your feedback and ideas from April to June 2021. Thank you for your contribution.



What’s happened so far?

The service review began in October 2020. We have established a community reference group, have also researched and reviewed toy libraries locally and worldwide, and asked the community for their ideas and feedback.

Our aim is that the Darebin Toy Library is the best it can be and to develop a service model that is based on efficient, sustainable and strength-based approaches. We want to improve customer experience, remove barriers and generate ideas for improvement of the service model.

What’s happening now?

We are now reviewing the community feedback, analysing our research and will provide final recommendations for the Toy Library Service Review.

What’s happening next?

After the review is completed, we will let the community know the outcome.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Toy Library review, please contact us (External link) or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Toy Library review, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.


The Darebin Toy Library was established 27 years ago to provide families with children aged 0 – 6 years access to high quality, age-appropriate toys and equipment. The aim of the Toy Library is to encourage connection, support crucial intellectual, emotional and social abilities in children as well as promote the right of the child to play.

We are now undertaking a review of the service as we want to ensure Darebin’s Toy Library continues to be contemporary, accessible, affordable and responsive to Darebin’s diverse community, particularly those most vulnerable and/or experiencing disadvantage.

We asked you for your feedback and ideas from April to June 2021. Thank you for your contribution.



What’s happened so far?

The service review began in October 2020. We have established a community reference group, have also researched and reviewed toy libraries locally and worldwide, and asked the community for their ideas and feedback.

Our aim is that the Darebin Toy Library is the best it can be and to develop a service model that is based on efficient, sustainable and strength-based approaches. We want to improve customer experience, remove barriers and generate ideas for improvement of the service model.

What’s happening now?

We are now reviewing the community feedback, analysing our research and will provide final recommendations for the Toy Library Service Review.

What’s happening next?

After the review is completed, we will let the community know the outcome.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Toy Library review, please contact us (External link) or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.

If you would like to speak to someone in your preferred language about the Toy Library review, please contact us or call 8470 8470 to be connected to a Language Aide or an interpreter.


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