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About Us

Awarded Toy Libraries Australia's Volunteer-run Toy Library of the Year 2022!

The Surf Coast Toy Library is a not-for-profit organisation, run for the community by the community. We provide a wide range of toys, puzzles, games and sporting equipment for the children of the Surf Coast Shire. 

Members have access to thousands of toys that you can exchange as you would books at a library. Toys can be borrowed for a period of two weeks at a time. You can borrow up to four items at one time on a Single membership, or up to six items with a Family membership. Return and borrow toys as many times as you like! All families, grandparents and carers are welcome to join.

How will your child benefit

  • Play is fun!

  • Play supports children’s development as they learn new skills

  • By providing high-quality, age-appropriate toys that allow families to give their child a variety of play experiences

  • It is a great meeting place for children and their families to make friends and be involved in the local community

  • Encourages families to spend time together while promoting the value and importance of play.

What does the toy library offer?
Children between ages 6 months – 6 years are catered for with:

  • Toys, puzzles and games, toys which cater to your child’s specific interests

  • Well-maintained and clean toys

  • A family-friendly environment

  • The committee volunteers are able to assist with advice on suitable items to loan

  • An opportunity for you and your child to make friends in the local community.

Toy Categories

  • A: Action toys 

  • B: First toys for baby and toddler 

  • C: Construction and Trucks 

  • DU: Dress-ups and Costumes 

  • E: Educational toys 

  • F: Fun Play 

  • G: Games Board

  • IP: Imaginary Play

  • M: Musical Instruments 

  • P: Puzzles 

  • PU: Push and Pull along toys

  • TT: Therapy and Sensory toys

  • W: Water and Sand play toys

Children's Services Hub

27 Grossmans Rd

Torquay, Vic

Open every Saturday, one Tuesday a month and every second Friday

(Closed School Holidays)


Tuesdays - 9.30 -11.00am

​Fridays -  2.00 - 4.00pm

​Saturdays - 9.00 -11.00am

See member page tab

for opening dates

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Meet Our Generous Supporters

The Surf Coast Toy Library gratefully recognises the support from the following entities:
SCTL in the News


Geelong Advertiser, March 31, 2022

SCTL Constitution

Surf Coast Times, April 7, 2022

SCTL Certificate of Incorporation

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