Sustainable Hepburn Day Out


Join us for Sustainable Hepburn Day! A celebration of the all the action in our community and a fun day out for the whole family. Live music, games, food and drink will feature alongside workshops and interactive displays to help you with your sustainability journey at home and at work. A highlight of the day will be the Circular Fashion precinct where you can pick up a free second-hand outfit and craft your own crazy costumes from waste for our Circular Catwalk.  

Click here to view the full program(PDF, 1MB)

The festival is organised across four villages, reflecting the themes of our work on Sustainability.

Circularity Village: Get creative with compost, clothing and all manner of rescued resources that want to keep coming back around to create a circular economy.   

Activities: Make costumes from rubbish / Bring something to fix and mend at the repair café/ Zero waste education activities/ Test drive out a crazy bike! 

Nature Village: Meet our wildlife and the people that help us care for it; learn how to be a wildlife gardener, carer for injured animals and carer for Country. 

Activities: Make a bee hotel/ Chat to experts in the Lizard Lounge/ Encounters with wildlife/ Join Landcare groups 

Beyond Zero Village: Learn how to go all-electric and all renewable with the businesses and organisation forging a Shire that goes beyond zero emissions. 

Test drive an e-bike/ Check out our EV/ Chat to experts on going all-electric in the home/ Buy salvaged timber items and artworks 

Resilience Village: Enter deep conversation with pioneers in permaculture and agroecology; meet those who are building healthy soils, food and the homes of the future.   

Buy local produce/ Check out a Tiny home/ Chat to permaculture and agro-ecology experts/ Learn about the tools and strategies Traditional Owners are leading to care for and heal Country/ Discover The Adaptation Game 

Live Music: Elo and the Shin Kicks / The Hobyahs 

Food and Drink:  Brew Jays Coffee Van / Cooked Food Van / Danny’s Farm / Hepburn Springs Brewing Co / Happy Scraps 


Circularity Village 
Bee Healthy Stories 
Collective Community Initiatives
Darlings Down Under 
Farm to Hanger 
Happy Scraps 
Hepburn Shire Council  
Paddy's Cycles 
Resource Smart Schools 
ReaWear Fashion Maker Space  
Repair Cafe 
Slow Slow Fashion  
Transfer station shop pop-up 
Wrongtown Boutique 

Nature Village 
Ballarat Koala Group                       
Black Snake Productions  
Hepburn Gardens for Wildlife       
Hepburn Wildlife Shelter 
|Local independent rescuers         
Landcare/friends Groups                
Wombat Forestcare                        
Victorian Gorse Taskforce 

Beyond Zero Village 
Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance  
Hepburn Energy / Hepburn Z-NET 
JBE Solar and Electrical 
Neil T Curzon, artist 
Trentham Sustainability Group Inc. 
Trentham Electrical and Solar
Sparque E-Bikes 
Outlier Studio 
Woodlanders Wood 

Resilience Village 
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance  
Central Highlands Growers Collective 
Enduring Domain Architecture 
Forest Creek Tinies  
Hearth Community Land Trust 
Hepburn Wholefoods Collective 
Hepburn Shire Council 
Holmgren Design 
Morningswood Farm  


  • Saturday, 16 March 2024 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM


Daylesford Showgrounds, Victoria Park