The Hepburn Shire is known for its natural beauty and its many showcase events. We seek to work cooperatively with the local community to offer a wide range of local events right throughout the year.
Council offer a number of services to help with events including advice on insurance, marketing and media contacts, health – food handling and health regulations, traffic management and risk and emergency management. We can organise meetings with you and our compliance, health, risk management, tourism, recreation and infrastructure staff and also the local emergency services and any other relevant government department to help with the organisation of your event.
Approval is required from Council for all events held in the Shire in public space. All event organisers must contact the Hepburn Shire Council when planning an event at least 6 – 8 weeks prior for event approval. Large events should be in contact at least 6 months prior to their event for approval. Planning approval may also be required for events held on private land. Approval may be required for events that involve public health, serving of food, traffic diversion, road closure, event car parking, and advertising signs.
Click here to download the Township Gateway Sign Guidelines – Application Form
If you would like to meet with Council Staff or would like to hold an event in the Hepburn Shire, please contact Council’s Events Coordinator Rebecca Pedretti on 5321 6105 or via e-mail.
Farmers’ Markets provide fresh local produce, and value-added product from local producers. We are setting up in Daylesford to be an accredited Victoria Farmers Market Association (VFMA) to be held weekly, every Sunday between 9.00am and 1.00pm. It is a win for everyone as local farmers can sell direct to the public and local people will be able to purchase quality, freshly harvested produce. Bring your shopping bag along as we are aiming to be single use, plastic free.
You are likely to find:
What you WON’T find:
Across the road from the regular Daylesford Sunday Market.