Welcome to Geppetto's Workshop, Australia's finest puppet & toy store located at Sassafras in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. You will experience traditional toys, laughter and surprise in a family-friendly environment.

Known for their immense collection of puppets and marionettes, the Geppetto's Workshop range includes over 600 such items from eight different countries. Their store offers a unique range of specialty wooden toys from at least 26 countries incl. Germany, France, Thailand, Belgium, USA, Denmark, Taiwan and Australia. Most popular are the Russian matryoshka, UK Charlie Bears and American puppets.

They are specialists in traditional wooden toys incl. spinning tops and kaleidoscopes, fairy dresses, play kitchens, block trolleys, rocking horses, dolls houses and puzzles. Beyond the toys, they stock hundreds of collectible items and family games suitable.

Kids can play on the large BRIO train set, the Quadrilla marble run or the giant falling car tower. Experiment with countless assembled toys on display and benefit from the advice of the experienced staff. Try operating a real European marionette with guidance and training, or watch your children enjoy the amazing animal and character puppets.

Major brands include Janod, Papo, BRIO, Kapla, Jim Shore, Folkmanis, Siku, Schleich, Djeco, Haba, Ravensburger, Bruder and dozens more. Their staff can recommend toys for home educational purposes or as gifts for all ages.

Find Us

371 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road
Sassafras, 3787, Australia
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  • Shop / Gift Shop


  • International
  • Family


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.


371 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Sassafras, 3787, Australia