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 Bridgette O’Brien on 5321 6439 or via e-mail.

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Ellen’s Walk For Reconciliation

July 15, 2018:9:00 am-2:30 pm AEST

NAIDOC Week Public Walk: Mount Franklin to Clarke’s Pool, Franklinford.

Join us for a special NAIDOC Week event. Ellen’s Walk for Reconciliation. The NAIDOC 2018 theme is “Because of Her We Can”.  We celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women (including Ellen) have made and continue to make – to our communities, our families, our rich history and our nation.

This is a 12km guided walk from the top of Mt Franklin down to the beautiful lunch spot at Clarke’s Pool. We will learn about Ellen and other local stories as we wander through the former Loddon Aboriginal Protectorate.

This is a free event, although a $5 donation is necessary to Great Dividing Trail Association to support the walk. BYO lunch.

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July 15, 2018
9:00 am-2:30 pm


Great Dividing Trail Association


Mt Franklin
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