Bendigo Community Toy Library

Conditions of Membership

  1. Membership
    Membership is open to residents of the City of Greater Bendigo. The Toy Library also offers casual borrowing to grandparents with visiting grandchildren. The Library caters only for children from birth to school age.

  2. Annual Fees
    Small family       (can borrow 3 items at a time)   $45  ($40 conc.)
    Large family       (can borrow 6 items at a time)  $60  ($50 conc.)
    Groups- Kinders and Family Day care etc.  (can borrow 6 items at a time) $76
    Members can choose if they would like to have a large or small family membership regardless of how many children they have. If a member is joining before their baby is 8mths old, they will receive 18mths membership for the price of 12 mths.

    Committee members receive a 50% discount on annual fees.

  3. Roster Levy
    As a member of the Toy Library you are required to volunteer at duty sessions up to four times a year. Alternatively you can choose not to volunteer by paying a Roster Levy of $50 per year in addition to your membership fees.

  4. Borrowing
    1. Hours of opening:
      Monday 9:30-11.00 am (Long Gully Campus) closed Mondays temporarily
      Tuesday 9:30-11.00 am (Spring Gully Campus)
      Thursday 9:30-11.00 am (Spring Gully Campus)
      Friday 9:30-11.00 am (Long Gully Campus) 
      Saturday 9:30-11.30 am (Spring Gully Campus)
    2. Items and Loan Period
      Each child is entitled to borrow 3 items, for a maximum of 3 weeks. This can be flexible and is at the discretion of the committee member on duty.

    3. Fines
      A fine of $2.00 will be imposed for each session that toys are overdue ($6/week). When toys have been overdue by 2 weeks, a committee member will phone member and ask for the toys to be returned. If the toys are still not returned within another 2 weeks, a committee member may collect overdue toys from the member’s home.

    4. Overdue Toys
      Members who cannot return toys by the due date should telephone the Toy Library at anytime and either: speak to someone if the phone is answered or leave your details and request on the answering machine. The borrowing period for these particular toys will be extended once only by a period of 3 weeks.

    5. Counting Pieces
      Once a toy is borrowed it is your responsibility. Thoroughly check the toy before leaving the library, and count all the pieces. If pieces are missing and are not noted at the time of borrowing, you may be liable.

    6. Party Packs
      The Toy Library has party packs for different ages which are available for members to borrow for $10.00. You will need to book in advance. The party packs can be borrowed during the session prior to you requiring it and returned in a clean condition in the session after you have used it. There are also two tressle tables, and two sets of children’s tables and chairs (comprising of two tables and 8 chairs) available for use to take with a party pack.

  5. Toy Liability
    1. Lost Pieces
      a fine of $2.00 is charged for each lost piece (or sum negotiated by committee member if replacement exceeds this). The fine is refunded to member if and when the piece is found and returned.

    2. Lost Toys
      Members are required to pay the replacement value for whole toys that are lost. One months grace will be given to locate the toy.

    3. Damaged Toys
      We realise toys will be broken through reasonable/expected wear and tear. Should a toy be broken while in your care, please report it.

  6. Care of Toys
    1. We expect members to treat Toy Library Toys with all reasonable care. Please return the toys in their containers or bags. We strongly suggest Toy Library toys are kept separate from your own toys and packed away after each use to avoid loss or damage.

    2. No toys should be left outside, this includes slides, climbing frames and cars.

    3. All toys and containers must be returned in a clean condition and a Committee person reserves the right to insist the toys to be cleaned by the member on the spot or taken away to be cleaned and returned on the next opening session.

  7. Roster
    1. The Toy Library is run by it’s members. It is condition of membership to do duties. This is the only way the Library is able to operate.  General Members will ALWAYS  be rostered on with a Committee person. You will be asked to nominate a preferred day to do duty and the roster is always printed in the newsletter. Newsletters are available at the Toy Library. It is your responsibility to know when you are rostered on to do duty. If you are unable to do your rostered duty it is your responsibility to try and contact someone else on the roster to swap with you. If you are unable to swap, let the committee member on duty with you know. The committee person is always the first name on each day.

    2. Members are also required to be rostered on to do the annual stocktake during the shut down period just before Christmas, in mid December.

    3. An alternative for families who are not able to commit to this requirement is to pay a $50 roster levy in addition to membership fees.

  8. Age Limit

    A child is eligible if he/she is of pre-school age at the time of membership payment. Thus, the child may borrow into the prep year, until the end of membership.

  9. General Information

    If you have any complaints, problems or comments/ suggestions, you should direct these to the committee member on duty or to the President.

    We aim to make the Bendigo Community Toy Library a friendly and pleasant place. So please be involved at whatever level you can. Remember we are always looking for NEW committee members. Please enjoy the wide range of toys available to your children and enjoy seeing them grow, learn and develop with the help of the toys, games and puzzles from the Bendigo Community Toy Library.


The Bendigo Community Toy Library ("Provider") is pleased to make bicycles and scooters available to subscribers ("the Service").

As a subscriber to the Service you acknowledge that there are dangers and risks inherent with bicycle and scooter riding (the “Activity”) to which any child under your supervision ("Your Child") may be exposed.

The Provider does not provide protective clothing or bicycle helmets and it is your responsibility to ensure that Your Child wears a helmet at all times and is otherwise appropriately attired when participating in the Activity. You agree that Your Child will participate in the Activity at your own risk. You also agree to voluntarily assume responsibility for supervising the Activity and any injury, death or property damage you or Your Child may suffer or cause as a result of participating in the Activity.

To the maximum extent possible at law, you (both in your personal capacity and on behalf of Your Child) agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify the Provider and its respective officers, employees, servants, agents and contractors (the “Indemnified Persons”) against all actions, claims, suits, costs, expenses, demands and damages suffered or incurred by the Indemnified Persons or any one or more of them by reason of, or in respect of, or in any manner whatsoever arising out of, or caused by, your use of the Service or Your Child's participation in the Activity.

You agree that you are subscribing to the Service on the express condition that the Provider:

(a) will, under no circumstances be liable or responsible in any manner whatsoever for any death, loss, accident, damage or injury to you, Your Child or any of your servants, agents, contractors, visitors or invitees or any other person whatsoever (“Related Party”) which may happen as a result of your use of the Service or Your Child participating in the Activity; and

(b) will not incur or be under any liability whatsoever to you, Your Child, or to any Related Party for any loss, damage or injury to or in respect of any of your property or of any Related Party’s property.

The Provider is not liable to you, Your Child or any Related Party in respect of any indirect or consequential loss. For the avoidance of doubt, ‘consequential loss’ means loss or damage arising from a breach of contract, tort (including negligence), under statute or any other basis in law or equity of an indirect or consequential nature including, but without limitation, loss of profits, loss of revenue, loss or denial of opportunity, loss of goodwill, loss of business reputation, future reputation or publicity, damage to credit rating and indirect, remote, abnormal or unforeseeable loss, or any similar loss whether or not in the reasonable contemplation of the parties.


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