Where imagination meets innovation

PlayWorks supplies high-quality play and fitness equipment to landscape architects to​ create cutting-edge spaces that inspire wonder and exploration. We also work closely with schools and the early childhood sector.

Our story

PlayWorks opened its first factory in Brisbane in 1984. We are among Australia’s oldest and most esteemed playground companies, pioneering creative play solutions for more than three decades.

A lot has changed in this time. The massive impact of technology and gaming platforms has transformed the playspace. And yet despite these changes – or perhaps because of them – well-designed outdoor playgrounds continue to be an invaluable commodity. They are one of society’s most powerful learning tools, stimulating mental, physical and social development.

Play – and purchasing the best playground equipment – is a serious business.

Successful playground design and delivery requires a wide range of skills and expertise. We find the best outcomes are usually achieved through flexible collaborations. You can use PlayWorks as a project partner or manufacturer, a consultant or even as just a concept developer. We can become an extension of your in-house team on the matters of play, a project leader or a traditionally retained supplier. Regardless of which model you choose, we offer unsurpassed knowledge and expertise.

In 2023, PlayWorks made the decision to expand our capabilities by joining forces with other leading playground suppliers to form PlayCo. By working alongside ForPark, RhinoPlay and PlayOn!, we offer an incredible range of commercial playground and fitness equipment. We also have access to a combined nation-wide network of play consultants, factories, installation and maintenance teams. This allows us to innovate faster and better than our competitors and offer our customers true professionalism in play.

Children’s play is every bit as complex as the world it is preparing them for. Our challenge is to find meaningful ways to engage kids, to provide them with opportunities to develop their skills and understanding, and to explore and test their evolving sense of who they are and what they can do.

There are few pleasures in life that match the feeling of seeing the joy in the face of a child exploring a playspace for the first time. For those of us that design and build them, it is a validation and reward for all the care and effort that goes into everything we do.

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