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 Rebecca Pedretti on 5321 6105 or via e-mail.
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 »
Held every second Sunday of each month from 9.00am until 1.00pm, the market is a goldmine of local produce. Stalls include fruit and vegetables, varieties of honey, olives, fresh flowers, bagged sheep manure, fancy breed laying hens; ducks, quail, finches and eggs.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 »
Singers Tara Flinn, Rebecca Phillips, Eva Popov and Merrin Torphy will present free singing workshops. No experience required, just your voice! Singing from Country - Rebecca Phillips and Eva Popov Contemporary Acapella - with Tara Flinn Vocal Technique - with Merrin Torpy June 16: Lyonville 10.30am - Tara Flinn Bullarto 1.00pm - Rebecca Phillips/Eva Popov Glenlyon 3.30pm - Merrin Torpy June 30: Creswick 10.30am - Merrin Torpy Clunes 1.00pm - Tara Flinn All events are free, but booking…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 both!Find out more »
The ‘Home' Tour featuring Greta Bradman in association with Universal Music ** Ticket Sales http://www.gretabradman.com/ Door Sales subject to availability.Find out more »
A mysterious missing box. A bunch of random misfits searching for it. One girl on a mission to open it. But the box comes with a warning. That box was sealed for a reason. You open that thing and it's chaos and destruction all across eternity. Are you prepared for life to never be the same again? DO NOT OPEN THE BOX You have no idea what you're in for. A Youth Theatre Production created by 45 teen performers, told…Find out more »
Feel like a drive? What about Creswick or Daylesford? Stop into the Visitors Information Centre for details of walks and other attractions. Meet the older residents via a new artwork! In Search of Lost Evenings features a vintage couch with speakers in it. The audience listens to the recollections of Creswick residents and selected music. See it at the Creswick Library and Hub, 68 Albert Street, Creswick. Open 8.30am - 5.00pm. Admission: free. Then take a drive to Daylesford and see…Find out more »
Swackhammer, an evil alien theme park owner, needs a new attraction at Moron Mountain. When his gang, the Nerdlucks, heads to Earth to kidnap Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes, Bugs challenges them to a basketball game to determine their fate. The aliens agree, but they steal the powers of NBA basketball players, including Larry Bird and Charles Barkley... so Bugs gets some help from superstar Michael Jordan.Find out more »
Celebrate NAIDOC week in our Libraries with Didgeridoo and Indigenous stories with Ron Murray. Suitable for Children of ALL ages! The Warehouse - Clunes - Wednesday 11th July 3.30pm. Daylesford Library - Thursday 12th July 3.30pm. Creswick Hub - Friday 13th July 1.30pm. Trentham Library - Friday 13th July 3.30pm.Find out more »
There's No Erasers Because There's no mistakes, Erasers are the Enemy! – we give the kids the power to believe their pencil is the “Sword of Destiny” and can defeat the enemy who is willing to rub out all the kids creations. Toonworld invites you and your kids to come on a journey filled with creativity and drawing challenges where you will meet fun characters and design your own wonderful heroes while defending the lands against the Evil Rubbix and his rampaging…Find out more »
100 years of The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay. Norman was born in Creswick, one of 10 children of Robert & Jane Lindsay. At 16 years he left Creswick to work with his brother Lionel in Melbourne. In 1918, as a result of a bet with a friend, he published his book for children. Since then the book has never been out of print. To mark the occasion, the museum will hold an exhibition in celebration of Albert and his…Find out more »
Are you new to Creswick? Did you want to find out more about the township and the activities you can get involved in? Come along to one of Creswick's New Residents Sessions. Meet some friendly locals, your local Ward Councillors and representatives from agencies like the CFA. The next session will be held 28 July at 10.30am (Creswick Town Hall). Please read the attached Info Flyer.Find out more »