Passport to Play

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Passport to Play is an interactive resource for children co-designed by local children to support their development and encourage play and creativity in their local neighbourhoods.

Play is a fundamental part of every child's development and leads to increased health and wellbeing, social cohesion, learning and development and community connection. This is particularly important as we begin to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The resource features a range of artworks and comments from local children across the municipality, including a Leadership Group of children aged between 5 and 11 from Footscray Primary School, who provided feedback and comments on what play means to them, who they like to do it with, why it's important and how they like to play in their neighbourhood.

Workshops were also held throughout 2022 with local children to gather these comments, including at local libraries, community centres, playgroups, primary schools and childcare centres.

The Passport to Play resource aims to support play by identifying spaces, places and play ideas that children and families can enjoy together in the City of Maribyrnong. Children are the experts in play and are valued members of our community - they hold the passport to play.


How to access Passport to Play

Passport to Play is available to download electronically here(PDF, 14MB). To download a copy of the map on page 4 to view on it's own or use as a poster, click here(PDF, 5MB).

Physical copies can also be collected in-person from 14 June 2024 below locations:


  • Footscray Library: 56 Paisley Street, Footscray
  • Braybrook Library: 107-109 Churchill Ave, Braybrook
  • West Footscray Library: 539 Barkly Street, West Footscray
  • Yarraville Library: 32 Wembley Ave, Yarraville
  • Maribyrnong Library: 120 Rosamond Road, Maribrynong

Community Centres

  • Maribyrnong Community Centre: 9 Randall Street, Maribyrnong
  • Maidstone Community Centre: 21 Yardley Street, Maribyrnong
  • Braybrook Community Hub: 107-109 Churchill Ave, Braybrook

Other facilities

  • Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre: 1 Aquatic Drive, Maribyrnong
  • RecWest Braybrook: 39 Lily Street, Braybrook
  • RecWest West Footscray: Corner Essex and Market streets, West Footscray
  • Angliss Neighbourhood House
  • Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood House
  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • Duke Street Community House


Passport to Play was created by children for children. Throughout it's development, children, families and local organisations for children from across the municipality were part of the conversation, providing feedback and thoughts to help inform the resource.

Read more below about those involved in the process.

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Primary Schools 

Kindergartens and Early Years Centres 

Footscray Primary School, Footscray

Saint John's Primary School, Footscray

Saint Augustine's Primary School, Yarraville

Footscray City Primary School, Footscray

Christ the King's Primary School, Braybrook

Yarraville Special Development School, Yarraville

Maribyrnong Kindergarten, Maribyrnong

Saltwater Early Learning Centre, Footscray

Gowrie Clare Court, Yarraville

Maribyrnong River Childcare Centre, Maribyrnong

Bulldogs Community Children’s Centre, Footscray



 Libraries and Community Centres


AVWA Vietnamese Playgroup, Maidstone Community Centre

VICSEG Indian Playgroup, Church of Christ, Footscray

Braybrook Maidstone Neighbourhood House Playgroup

Small Talk Supported Playgroup, Braybrook Hub

Play Connect Autism Playgroup, Braybrook Hub


Patrons and event attendees at:

  • Maribyrnong Community Centre, Maribyrnong
  • Toy Library, West Footscray
  • Braybrook Library, Braybrook Community Hub
  • West Fooscray Library, West Footscray
  • Footscray Library, Footscray

This includes events such as Crafternoon, Baby Rhyme Time, Lego Club, Seniors Knitting Group and StoryTime.

 Community Groups


Junior Rangers at Cruikshank Park

Outreach at Footscray Market and Plaza

Bulldogs Foundation Afterschool Program at Braybrook Community Hub

Maribyrnong Youth Advisory Committee at Phoenix Youth Hub

RecWest Braybrook

CoHealth at Highpoint Shopping Centre


Yarraville Festival, 27 March 2022, Woods Street Precinct, Yarraville

West Footscray Festivals of Colour, 20 March 2022, Barkly Village, West Footscray

Neighbourhood Fun in the Park, 21 March, Seelaf Square, Footscray

Children’s Week, 22-30 October 2022, various locations including:

  • Footscray Library
  • Yarraville Pop-Up Park
  • Johnsons Reserve, West Footscray
  • Yarraville Gardens



Further acknowledgements:

  • Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
  • Victoria University
  • Koori Education
  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • VICSEG New Futures
  • Play Australia
  • Coolaroo South Primary School
  • Playground Ideas and Nüdel Kart
  • Westartnow

Thank you to all those involved in Passport to Play.

Tell us your thoughts

We invite your feedback about the Passport to Play resource via a short survey.  Your input will help us learn how Passport to Play is working in the community, and the impact it has had on children, families, spaces and places.

Take the survey now


The Passport to Play project complies with the Child Safe Standards, and as the Maribyrnong City Council is a signatory to the Child Friendly Cities and Communities Charter, it is committed to helping children and families thrive.

More information

For more information about the Passport to Play Project, email Early Years at