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.
On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the disappearance of the Three Lost Children Local Author Greg Pyers will be discussing the research he undertook for his novelisation of the events "the narrative of deserter Burman" and the significance of the event for the Daylesford area. Greg will also be discussing his new novel "The Unfortunate Victim"Find out more »
This walk follows a section of the Three Lost Children walk, assembling at the Three Lost Children monument on Central Springs Rd (opposite The Mill Market) at 9am, you can choose to join the long or short walk. Walking Requirements: Walkers need to have a reasonable level of physical fitness Walkers must wear appropraite footwear and clothing Walkers must be willing to follow directions from the walk leader. It is advised that inexperieced walkers do the shorter walk Date: Friday…Find out more »
What is the spirit that always leads the toddlers feet from home? Tripwire Theatre Inc presents For the 150th Anniversary of the Three Lost Children Hollow - a drama Written & Directed by Megan Riedl A moving human drama, based on the true story of Daylesford's Three Lost Children of 1867. The play focuses on the mother’s experience of grief and the machinations of the extended public search for the boys. Exploring the themes of power and grief, it is…Find out more »
This exhibition is being held to commemorate 150 years since the tragic tale of the 3 boys who wandered from their home in Daylesford on 30 June 1867 and sadly never returned. The exhibtion is being held at the Daylesford Museum, which is open every Satruday and Sunday from 1:30pm - 4:30pmFind out more »
Get crafty with all things aquatic in this fun morning of craft as we try to turn the Creswick Hub into our own underwater Atlantis!Find out more »
An afternoon at the movies at The Warehouse - Clunes. Snacks provided. This holidays' movie is Moana, an adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers…Find out more »
Do you like a good Laugh? Come along to Laughing Crafting for a good (?) joke and a craft activity.Find out more »
As part of NAIDOC Week 2017 celebrations in Hepburn Shire, cultural educator, storyteller, musician, didgeridoo maker and wood sculptor, Ron Murray, will be leading an indigenous storytelling experience for primary aged children. Ron's workshop will demonstrate how to play and make a didgeridoo and outline the Aboriginal culture, stories and music of South Eastern Australia. He will share an artefact collection with participants such as a kangaroo rug, stone tools and shields.Find out more »
Creswick Hub's underwater school holiday fun continues with a screening of Finding Dory in the library (rated G). The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish, Dory, begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.Find out more »
Do you want your own pet fish without the hassle of feeding them or cleaning their tank?? Join us as we put together your very own paper plate aquarium, with all the sea creatures you could ever want. Free event but spaces limited. Call the Creswick Hub on 5345 2145, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot!Find out more »
An all in one jam packed wildlife show with reptiles, birds and mammals. This all in one wildlife show is great for children and adults of all ages. This 1 hour encounter features 10 of Australia's cutest and scariest animals, including endangered and threatened species.Find out more »
Come up with your very own colourful design and we'll turn it into a badge that you can show off to everyone!Find out more »
Join us for an afternoon of crafty fun as we try to turn the Creswick Hub into our very own Atlantis!Find out more »
Just as the cold weather really starts to settle in, join us in the warmth of the Creswick Hub for a surprise movie screening to wrap up the school holidays! (Rated PG)Find out more »
August 5th - August 20th: We have 14 events relating to words, writing, reading, reciting, performing and fun with words, the spoken word and every other kind of word you can think of! We also have writing competitions with terrific prizes - short story, micro-fiction and poetry. So, sharpen your pencils and your tongues and join in - if you can't wait until August, we have a Whole Town Bookclub running from now until 20th August - read the nook,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »