Melbourne Community Toy Library


NORTH MELBOURNE Hotham Hub, 113 Melrose Street

Tuesdays & Saturdays 10am-12pm, Wednesdays 2pm-4pm

DOCKLANDS Hub@ Docklands, 80 Harbour Esplanade

Thursdays 10am-12pm, Saturdays 2pm-4pm

CARLTON The Chapel, 469 Cardigan Street

Monday 4pm-6pm, Friday 10am-12pm, Saturdays 10am-1pm





For all children aged 0-8 years and their families who live, work or study in the City of Melbourne.

 The Toy Library is a not-for-profit community organisation with a voluntary committee.

 Join us to borrow from a great range of toys, puzzles, games and costumes for your kids.


Contact Us to see how we can help you provide stimulating and enjoyable experiences for the kids in your life.


After logging in you will be able to:

  • sign up for a duty roster
  • view our toy catalogue and place toys on hold
  • see what toys you have out and when they are due back


If you would like to join the Melbourne Community Toy Library please click on the "join now" button above.

If you would like to purchase a gift voucher please click here and enter your details, we will send you payment details and a printable voucher. Please note each gift voucher is for $45 which covers half of a 6 month membership or can be put towards casual toy hire or party hire fees. If you would like to gift a larger value you could purchase multiple gift cards or contact us.

Our current membership structure:

Standard 6 month Membership 
$90.00 ($45.00 concession*) 
5 toys at a time for up to 2 weeks (with a further 2 weeks' renewal available).

Casual 6 month Membership

$40.00 ($20.00 concession*)

$1 per toy per two week hire

Volunteer BONUS: If you complete 3 (three) roster duties within six months, you receive your second six months free, giving you a year's membership for just $90! That's easily over a hundred toys through your playroom door :-)


Melbourne Community Toy Library is a community organisation, we would not survive without volunteers, which is why we ask all members to complete roster duty (attending a borrowing session to check and count returned toys). This is a great chance to meet other local families and see what toys we have available. If you feel you cannot complete roster duty at the library, you could:
 - Send another adult in your place
 - Ask us about alternatives (do you have a particular skill like sewing, toy repair, graphic design or marketing?)
 - Volunteer at community events or fund-raising events such as our Bunnings BBQ

Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page or contact us

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Carlton Branch

The Chapel
469 Cardigan St, Carlton
(access via Lygon St or Elgin St: no access from Alexandra Pde/Cemetery Rd E)

Monday 4pm-6pm
Friday 10am-12pm
Saturday 10am-1pm


Docklands Branch

Hub@Docklands Community Recreation Centre (YMCA)
80 Harbour Esplanade, 

Thursday 10am-12pm
Saturday 2pm-4pm


North Melbourne Branch

113 Melrose Street, North Melbourne
(down the ramp or stairs)

Tuesday & Saturday 10am-12pm
Wednesday 2pm-4pm



Closed Public Holidays and Christmas Break (20 December to 10 January)

Melbourne Community Toy Library's Terms And Conditions of membership.