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.

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May 2017

Clunes Booktown

May 6 @ 9:00 am - May 7 @ 5:00 pm
Fraser St Clunes, Fraser St
Clunes, Vic 3370 Australia
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2017 Clunes Booktown Festival – Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th May The charming Goldfields village of Clunes is internationally recognised as a Booktown. It is a hub of ideas and the arts… along with a disproportionately high number of bookshops. Each year, an army of local volunteers and a small team of staff, host the annual Clunes Booktown Festival, which attracts 18,000 people to enjoy the most amazing whole town bookshop in the world. Think author talks, workshops, live entertainment, a kids…

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Free

The Great Trentham Spudfest

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Quarry St Reserve, High St
Trentham, Victoria 3458 Australia
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SPUDTASTIC fun, food, music, games, entertainment and activities galore! You’d never guess potatoes could be this much fun! Saturday 6 May 2017 • 10am to 4pm • Quarry Street Reserve, Trentham The annual Great Trentham Spudfest is now in its tenth exciting year and all the fun and games will take over the town. This festival is a wonderful way to celebrate the spirit of the community and recognise Trentham’s potato-growing heritage. Once again, the usually shy, humble and bashful potato…

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The Four Seasons Fine Music Festival – Autumn

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - May 7 @ 5:00 pm

Four outstanding weekends of fine music and choral performances will celebrate the seasons of Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring in the Central Highlands of Victoria.   The Autumn programme titled Booktown @ Clunes includes: Choir of Hard Knocks Saturday 6 May @5pm St Paul's Anglican Church Clunes   Ballarat Grammar School Sunday 7 May @2pm St John's Anglican Church Creswick   Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $20, Children under 14 Free For further information please contact: fourseasonsmusicfestival@gmail.com

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Free

A night at the Movies

May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Warehouse – Clunes, 36 Fraser Street
Clunes, 3370
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Thursday May 18th, 6:00pm ‘Lion’ A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.  

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Free

Newstead CFA Community Market

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rotunda Park, 34 Pyrenees Highway
Newstead, 3462
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Hosted by the Newstead and District Fire Brigade, this is a family-friendly, community-focussed market.  It is held in the beautiful surrounds of the Rotunda Park at Newstead.   A wide variety of goods are on sale including home-made jams and sauces, delicious cakes, plants, garden produce, craft, tools, furniture, trash and treasure.  Hot food is available at the CFA BBQ along with hot and cold drinks. New stall-holders are very welcome, and sites cost only $10.

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46.50$

High Tea at The American with Lindsay Family Expert Joanna Mendelssohn

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The American Hotel, 90 Albert Street
Creswick, 3363
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Join acclaimed author, researcher and art critic Joanna Mendelssohn for a decadent High Tea at Creswick’s historic American Hotel, as she talks about her journey of discovery in uncovering the secrets of the infamous Lindsay Family. Amongst the lush surrounds of the Lindsay Room, Joanna will unravel how research into her two books on the Lindsays (Lionel Lindsay: an artist and his family, and Letters & Liars: Norman Lindsay and the Lindsay family) lead her to discover a different side…

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June 2017
$8585

Meeting with Mushrooms – Fungus Identification Workshop and Foray

June 9
Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
Creswick,
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This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. It will include an interactive hands-on session on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Cultural significances such as the edibility and…

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$8585

Meeting with Mushrooms – Fungus Identification Workshop and Foray

June 10
Creswick Neighbourhood Centre, 19-21 Victoria Street
Creswick,
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This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. It will include an interactive hands-on session on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Cultural significances such as the edibility and…

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September 2017
$85

Meeting with Mushrooms – Fungus Identification Workshop and Foray

September 6 @ 10:30 am

This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. It will include an interactive hands-on session on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Cultural significances such as the edibility and…

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$85

Meeting with Mushrooms – Fungus Identification Workshop and Foray

September 6 @ 10:30 am

This workshop will introduce participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi, specific to fungi found in the region but also within a wider Australian (and international) context. It will include an interactive hands-on session on the major fungal groups, the basics of fungus identification, fungal ecology, and the natural and cultural history of fungi. Fungal specimens from the local area will be displayed, discussed and examined during the workshop. Cultural significances such as the edibility and…

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November 2017
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Plant Spirit Healing Immersion Workshops with Pam Montgomery

November 2 - November 9
Grange Bellinzona, 77 Main Rd
Hepburn Springs, 3461
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Do you want a personal plant ally from whom you will receive friendship, guidance and healing? Do you want to: deepen your relationship with plants into a co-creative partnership? learn how to operate within the dreamtime carrying wisdom forward? remove barriers to living your true essential nature? heal personally, professionally and planetarily with plant spirits? heal at a whole-person source level? work within the matrix of plant sentience and energy anatomy? incorporate Plant Spirit Healing into an existing practice? Learn…

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