Treasure Time Support Groups

The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation organises Treasure Time Support Groups at various venues for families of premature & sick babies.  These groups provide a friendly and welcoming opportunity for parents to have a cuppa and chat and meet other parents in a similar situation while your children play. All groups are free of charge and siblings/grandparents are welcome to come along.  We would love to see you.  You may also like to read the recent interview with our National Treasure Time Coordinator, Maggie Lloyd.

For more information and to register for any Treasure Time Group please contact our head office;

Meet our National Treasure Time Coordinator Maggie Lloyd HERE

We ask that if your Little Treasure is not well that you skip going to your group for that month.  Due to their prematurity, most prem babies will still be experiencing health issues, may have compromised respiratory systems, and are very vulnerable.  For this reason, we also ask that you only attend a Treasure Time Support Group if your baby is fully vaccinated according to their age.  Having a sick child within a group can cause great anxiety for the other parents in the group.  Thank you for your consideration.



Australian Capital TerritoryTT Ballarat group


  • Dates: Last Friday of the Month (except school holidays/Public holidays)
  • Time: 10am – 11am
  • Venue: Isabella Plains Neighbourhood House,
  • Address: Ellerston Avenue (opposite shops)
  • Coordinator: Sally
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:

QUEENSLANDTT group Brisbane everyone


  • Day: Last Friday of every month excluding March and December
  • Time: 10am – 12pm
  • Venue:  The Wooloowin Centre
  • Address:  84 Kedron Park Road, Wooloowin, QLD 4030
    • Enter – driveway opposite Kent Road with ample parking outside the venue.
  • Coordinators: Karen & Lisa
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:



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  • Day: 3rd Monday of every month
  • Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Address: 15 Crook Street, Strathdale. VIC 3550
  • Venue: Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub
  • Coordinator: Mel
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:



  • TT group FrankstonDay:  Last Thursday of the month except October will be the 3rd Thursday of the month
  • Time9.30 – 11am  
  • Venue: Eastwood Leisure Complex, Ballarat
  • Address: 20 Eastwood street, Ballarat  (centre Ph:5331 1912)
  • Coordinators: Brooke McMahon and Gabby
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:


FrankstonTT Brisbane group Xmas

  • Day: 2nd Thursday of the month (except during school holidays)
  • Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Venue: Ebdale Community Hub
  • Address: 20 Ebdale Street, FRANKSTON, VIC 3199
  • Coordinator: Sarah
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:



  • Day: Every 3rd Tuesday of the month (including school holidays)Treasure Time Pic for website
  • Time: 9.30am – 11.30 am
  • Venue: Community Room 2, Penrose Promenade Community Centre.
  • Address: 83 Penrose Promenade  TARNEIT  VIC  3029
  • Coordinator: Sarah
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:


Macedon Ranges 

  • Day: 2nd Thursday of the month
  • Time: 10am – 12pmTreasure Time Pic for website1
  • Venue: Manna Gum Family and Children’s Centre  (Centre Ph: 0447 311287)
  • Address: 71 Robertson Street, Gisborne 
  • Centre Ph No:03 5422 0281
  • Coordinator: Rachel Cullen
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:



  • Day: 4th weekend of the month including school holidays
  • Time: 10.30am – 12pm
  • Venue: Horsham Special School – The Red Room
  • Address:  17 High Street North, Horsham
  • Centre Ph No: 03 53811475
  • Coordinator: Melissa Moore
  • Cost: Free
  • Group Facebook Page:

Unfortunately, there may be times due to circumstances beyond our control that a group is cancelled. Cancellations are posted on the Life’s Little Treasures Foundation Facebook page and the Treasure Time closed group pages. Please ensure you are registered for your group to ensure you are kept up to date.

Hospital Support

Life's Little Treasures Foundation - Hospital SupportThe Life’s Little Treasures Foundation also provides support to families that are currently going through the journey of prematurity within the hospital with the assistance of social workers. These support groups are only available to families that currently have a child in NICU/SCN at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

These support groups are only available to families that currently have a child in NICU/SCN at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

Treasure Time Support Group

  • Date: 1st Monday of the month
  • Time: 1pm – 2pm
  • Venue: 4th Floor (NICU) – Parents Retreat Room
  • Co-ordinators: Meaghan & Alex
  • Phone: 1300 697 736 (LLTF head office phone line)

Evening support group for Dads at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne

  • Date: Held on the 2nd and 4thWednesdays of the month
    (allowing for facilitator availability).
  • The hospital its self currently offers two sessions each month, in the evenings, for dads whose babies are in the Newborn Intensive and Special Care unit at the RWH.
  • A chance for dads to meet other dads, talk about their experience and provide feedback to the hospital about ways in which they can support dads.
  • There is also a closed Facebook group that has been set up to provide a social-networking platform for these dads.  To find out more about it; please ask the group facilitator.

Read the article that appeared in The Age about the beginnings of the Dads group

Other Groups 

Tiny Sparks WA  

Is pleased to open enrolments for their ‘Developmental Play Group’ for Term 2, 2017

  • Who: Children 6 months to 36 months
  • When: Wednesdays 10:15 am – 11:45 am
  • Where:  Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn
  • Dates: 26 Apr, 10 May, 24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun
  • Cost: $45 per term
  • What: Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy visiting at every session on a rotational basis. An opportunity for children to be monitored within a small group setting and for parents who have experienced similar journeys to meet in a safe environment with strict wellness policies.  Places are limited to 12. Acceptance of enrolment is first in first served.

Find out more at:


Please see the following page for more resources on support groups and playgroups.
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