Sustainable Hepburn Day

Hosting an annual Sustainable Hepburn event is a commitment of the Sustainable Hepburn Strategy (2022-2026), intended to bring together the many groups and individuals the make Hepburn a sustainable Shire to provide updates on progress, build capacity and knowledge, and celebrate our successes. 

The first Sustainable Hepburn Day was held in October 2022 in Trentham to launch the strategy and the second was held in March 2024 at the Daylesford Showgrounds. Both were well attended events that received lots of positive feedback from participants.  

Sustainable Hepburn Day Out (the March 2024 event) was attended by an estimated 700 people and 48 stallholders, featuring a program of workshops, music, food, art-making and a treasure hunt along with other kid friendly activities.  

The event was spread across four villages designed to reflect the four pillars of action in the Sustainable Hepburn Strategy – Beyond Zero Emissions, Climate Resilience, Nature and Biodiversity and Low Waste, with a focus on Circular Economy and textiles in the centre.  

Sustainable Hepburn Day Out was a low-waste event, featuring a Wash Against Waste Trailer avoiding all disposable crockery and cutlery, as well as four bins separating food waste, cans, mixed recycling and landfill.  

The Sustainable Hepburn Community Advisory Committee and the Hepburn Z-NET Steering Group members were involved as volunteers on the day and did a lot to support the design and delivery of this special event.  

A list of stallholders is provided below, as well as a link to the program, and slideshow of photographs from the day. Stay tuned for plans for 2025!  

Click here to view the program: sustainable-hepburn-program-2024.pdf


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