About Us

The Manning Community Toy Library is a not-for-profit community based organisation voluntarily run by its members, with the aim to provide access to over 600 toys, including puzzles, games, ride-ons, dress-ups and much, much more, for their children.

What ages do we cater for?

We have a huge range of suitable toys available for members to borrow for their children who are aged between 6 months and 6 years’.



The Toy Library operates every Saturday morning in the Early Years Centre of the Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning WA 6152. 

Access to the library is via the Bradshaw Crescent entrance (behind the Welwyn Street shops) using the lift from the car park underneath the Community Centre.

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Opening hours

We open from 9:00am until 10:30am (Last toys to be borrowed by 10:15am).

The Toy Library is closed on weekends that have a public holiday, and for a couple of weeks over the Christmas/New Year period.

To confirm when we are open see our live toy library calendar.

A committee member is on duty every Saturday so feel free to come in and speak to us and see for yourself the huge range of toys available.


New members are always welcome and we have a great range of membership options. All parents, carers and grandparents are welcome to join.

  • Regular 12-months: $70 (+ 3 volunteer duties)
  • Regular 6-months: $40 (+ 2 volunteer duties)
  • Non-active 12-months: $140 (no volunteering)
  • Non-active 6-months: $80 (no volunteering)

The Manning Community Toy Library is run entirely by its members, and all Regular members are required to complete duties as part of their membership.

Duty is 8:45am- 10:45am on a Saturday, helping with loaning and returning the toys. You can select the dates that suit you for duty.


What We Do

What Do We Provide

The Manning Community Toy Library services the following suburbs.

      • Manning
      • Salter Point
      • Waterford
      • Karawara
      • Como
      • South Perth
      • Kensington
      • Bentley
      • Mt Pleasant
      • Applecross

New members from surrounding suburbs are also welcome!

Please note, we do not encourage dual membership with other toy libraries.

The Values of Membership

Why buy toys when you can borrow them! You can borrow 5 toys and 3 games/puzzles for 2 weeks, with the option to renew for a further week.


Members are able to select from a wide range of toys, games, and puzzles catering for children aged between 6 months and 6 years.

Browse our website to see our live toy listing.

Know what you are looking for? Search for specific toys at our toy listing index.

Want more information?

We are open Saturday mornings from 9:00am till 10:30am.

Drop in and chat to us and see if Toy Library membership is right for you. You can sign up when you visit. Or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

(The Toy Library is closed on weekends that have a public holiday, and for 4 weeks over the Christmas/New Year period)

Contact Us


Manning Community Centre, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning.  WA 6152




9450 5790 – Judy Cottrell


Manning Community Toy Library on Facebook .


If you require more information, please contact one of the committee members listed below.


Judy Cottrell – Phone 9450 5790


Joanne Castelli


Cynthia Teng


Lottery West Supported


Manning Community Toy Library Inc is pleased to announce that our application for Lotterywest grant of $3,367 was approved on 5 February 2015.

We sincerely thank Lotterywest for their support in providing us this grant to purchase new toys for the library.

Stronger Communities Programme.

In 2019 we were awarded a grant from the Stronger Communities Programme (SCP). This enabled us to purchase some IT equipment and to transfer our paper-based management system to SeTLS, a cloud based toy library management system. This enables the toy library to service our members far more efficiently.

The Stronger Communities Programme supports the Australian Government’s commitment to deliver social benefits across Australia by funding small capital projects in each of the 150 federal electorates.

Thanks you to Mr. Steve Irons MP for supporting our application and to the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for this grant.