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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August 2018

Storytime at Daylesford Library

August 2, 2018:10:30 am-July 31, 2019:10:30 am AEST
Daylesford Library, 33 Albert Street
Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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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.

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Baby Rhyme Time at Daylesford Library

August 7, 2018:10:30 am-July 30, 2019:10:30 am AEST
Daylesford Library, 33 Albert Street
Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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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.

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Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time at Trentham Library

August 17, 2018-July 31, 2019
Trentham Library, 13 Albert Street
Trentham, Victoria 3458 Australia
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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.

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March 2019

Clunes Makers Market Autumn Fair

March 3:9:30 am-3:30 pm AEDT
Clunes Showgrounds, Ballarat-Maryborough Rd
Clunes, Vic 3370 Australia
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$2 – $5

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…

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Newstead CFA Community Market

March 16:8:00 am-1:00 pm AEDT
Rotunda Park, Lyons Street
Newstead, VIC 3462 Australia
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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…

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Melbourne Chamber Orchestra – Concert – Australian Octet

March 30:2:30 pm-5:00 pm AEDT
Daylesford Anglican Church, 54 Central Springs Road
Daylesford, 3461
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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.…

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September 2019

A Feast of Music 2019 – Daylesford Chamber Music Festival

September 6:6:00 pm-September 8:2:00 pm AEST
Various venues in Daylesford
Individual concert tickets and packages available

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…

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