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 Rebecca Pedretti on 5321 6105 or via e-mail.
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On Tuedays and Wednesdays from 11.00a.m. until 11.30a.m., all babies and children aged 0-30 months are welcome to enjoy 30 minutes of rhymes, songs, and simple stories. *On Tuesdays the kettle will be on for parents/carers wishing to relax and catch up with each other afterwards for ‘Parents/Carers Club@ The Hub’.Find out more »
Every first Saturday of the month from 9.00am until 1.00pm, the Daylesford Farmers' Market showcases great local produce straight from the farm gates and cellar doors for you to come and try and buy.Find out more »
Rain, hail or shine, the Daylesford Sunday Market operates every Sunday from 8.00 am until 3.00pm or 4.00pm at Daylesford Station. You'll find stalls with everything from books to spare parts for the car, fresh local produce, clothing and collectables. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Plenty of free parking.Find out more »
A monthly trash & treasure market at Trentham railway station, held on the 4th Sunday of each month from 9.00a.m. to 2.00pm Come along and enjoy a variety of stalls, including home made jams, honey and gourmet cakes, Australian made soaps, hand made belts, chopping boards, and other crafts, pot plants, fruit and vegetables. Hungry? We have a 'sausage sizzle'. All profits go towards maintenance of the Station. When there are five Sundays in the month, there are two markets…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Next to the Farmers' Market, we are holding a weekly Artisans Market in the beautiful indoor space at the Woodshed where local artists and crafts people can display and sell their wares. The Central Highlands region is home to some brilliant local artists and crafts people, so the market will provide a venue where locals and visitors can find a range of quality local art works. Held every Sunday from 8th April, from 9.00am until 1.00pm. Across the road from…Find out more »
The Glenlyon Village Market is held every 3rd Saturday of the month, from 9.00a.m. until 1.00pm, in the historic Glenlyon Shire Hall. Only minutes from Daylesford, we are a friendly, local country market with lots of beautiful fresh produce, crafts and vintage goods.Find out more »
Held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, from 9.00a.m. until 1.00pm, and located in the town square, our market showcases the finest fresh and seasonal produce from the region. Browse the stalls and discover a selection of local dairy produce, honey, eggs, live poultry, preserves, potatoes, sourdough breads, olive products, fresh flowers and organic wines.Find out more »
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 »
Come and join us for a bookclub with a difference.... No set reading list! Just bring along what you are reading to discuss, share, recommend, debate, or warn against! Afternoon Tea provided.Find out more »
Every Friday Night in DECEMBER. Join us at Burke Square, Daylesford (near the Daylesford Royal Hotel) for shopping! Find a unique gift just in time for Christmas.Find out more »
The Gold Rush Trail Run links two of the state's most famous spa retreat villages, Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, in quintessential gold mining territory. The event features a highlight middle section of the Goldfields Track, a 220km trail linking Bendigo and Ballarat - where the main seam runs from Hepburn Springs in the north following Sailors Creek via Lake Daylesford and on to spectacular Sailors Falls in the South of Victoria's restful spa country. Offering either a 24km or 13km…Find out more »
The Town Hall Market has evolved from the Creswick Bazaar : 2015 – 2017. An initiative of the Creswick Railway Workshops Association Inc. in support of community. You will find all manner of things, recycled items seeking new homes, bric a brac, plants, books, preserves, hand crafted uniqueness, treasures and trinkets, and no doubt a little trivia too! Plus the best kept secret in town, Recycle Central Op Shop is just next door in the Caretakers Cottage – so enjoy…Find out more »
Come along and bring in the new year at the annual Daylesford New Years Eve Gala, featuring the street parade, wood-chopping demonstration, novelty activities and so much more. A fantastic free event for the whole family to enjoy!Find out more »
A day at the Glenlyon Reserve - old time sports which include wood chopping, mineral water drinking, bullboar eating competitions, gum boot throwing, nail driving competition, horse events and childrens running races. Gates open at 10.30am for you to enjoy a spot under the old oak trees. Events start after 12noon. Glenlyon Fire Brigade fire wheel, catering and bar. Come and enjoy the start of the year with friends at GlenlyonFind out more »
The Civic Reception includes the Australia Day Awards presentation and Citizenship CeremonyFind out more »