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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Lavandula’s Autumn Harvest Festival

May 20, 2018

A great day for the whole family! Music with Santa Taranta.

Rural demonstrations:  olives, honey, preserving, wool spinning, gardening, lavender distilling & more.

Artisan stalls: discover the amazing products made by local craftspeople.

Horse and carriage rides around the farm in style.

Roasted chestnuts, wood-fired oven, BBQ, and festival sized paella.

Tours of the original 1860’s Swiss Italian farmhouse.

Gate fee: $6 per adult and $2 per school-age child.

Dogs welcome on leash.



May 20, 2018


Carol White
03 5476 4393


Shepherds Flat
350 Hepburn-Newstead Road Victoria 3461 Australia + Google Map
03 5476 4393
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