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.
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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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Storytime is held at 10.30am each Thursday at Daylesford Library. Aimed at Children aged 2-5 with a mix of songs, stories and followed by a hands on activity we hope to foster a love of reading in the next generation.Find out more »
Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held each Tuesday morning at 10.30am at Daylesford Library. The session runs for approx. 20 minutes and is aimed at babies from birth to 3 years old with songs, rhymes and simple stories.Find out more »
Baby Rhyme Time is on at 10.30am each Wednesday. Storytime is on at 10am each Friday. Please phone the Trentham Library on 5424 1326 for more information.Find out more »
A seasonal market featuring a range of handmade and locally designed goods. With more than 60 stalls, there's bound to be something for everybody. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the makers and discuss their craft as they demonstrate their skills. Or participate in one of the workshops on the day (TBC). We'll have a variety of food stalls, live music and entertainment for all ages. Bring a picnic rug to make the most of our grassy setting. Entry fee: $5…Find out more »
Held under the shade of large gum trees in Newstead's Rotunda Park, this is a community focussed market where you can find almost anything: food, plants, crafts, tools, fruit and vegetables, clothes, second hand books, furniture, trash and treasure. Entry to the public is free, so come along and pick up a bargain. Stallholders are very welcome and sites cost only $10. This is one of the cheapest markets around, so it's a great opportunity to promote your business or community group. There…Find out more »
Three extraordinary works showing the full range of the dramatic, virtuosic and emotional possibilities of chamber music. Shostakovich’s theatrical, short octet is one of the great works of twentieth-century chamber music. Swiss-German composer Joachim Raff brings music brimming with joyous energy and lush melody. Finally, Brahms’ youthful and sonorous second sextet brings this chamber music recital to a ravishing close. With six and eight string musicians performing in perfect synergy, this is a performance of enthralling energy and compelling intimacy.…Find out more »
Join us at the heart of one of Australia’s most captivating regional destinations for a long weekend of extraordinary music and convivial hospitality. In its seventh edition, the 2019 Festival features three chamber music performances, an orchestral concert and a musical dinner at the renowned Lake House. SOARING SPIRITS (6 SEPTEMBER, FRI 6:00pm) BEETHOVEN SEPTET (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 11:00am) FLUTE & HARP (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 2:30pm) CHAMBER MUSIC DINING AT LAKE HOUSE (7 SEPTEMBER, SAT 6:00pm) FRENCH FANTASIES(8 SEPTEMBER, SUN…Find out more »