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Whether you're interested in donating your old toys or making a financial donation we are always grateful for the support we receive from the local community

Donate Toys

Have your kids outgrown toys that are no longer being loved but taking up space in your home?


We always welcome the donation of quality toys in good condition. If you have toys to donate please get in touch by email with a photo of the toys and we can let you know if we have room in the toy library for a new addition.

Please ensure donated toys are:

  • in good working condition

  • durable and easy to clean (no soft toys or dolls)

  • purchased in Australia and are a known name brand

  • no button batteries, soft toys or dolls

  • easy to transport in a car

  • complete with all pieces (we sometimes accept individual pieces such as Fisher Price Little People, ELC figurines, Duplo etc where we can use them with our existing sets)

  • less than 20 years old, safety standards have changed a lot over the years!

Once confirmed by email donated toys can be dropped off during our regular opening hours or we may be able to assist with a contactless collection for local donations.

We'd love to hear from you! 

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Donations and Partnerships

If you are interested in donating money to the toy library to contribute to running costs or sponsoring a toy you are now able to donate through Toy Libraries Australia to make a tax deductible donation. Note that you would like your donation to go to Canterbury Toy Library on the donation page.


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We love partnering with local businesses and organisations. If you would like to talk to us about becoming a community partner please get in touch with us by email.

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