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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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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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$10

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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Town Hall Market at Creswick

March 16:9:00 am-2:00 pm AEDT
Creswick Town Hall, ALbert Street
Creswick, Australia
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Free

This is a community Market that happens every 3 months, in the heritage Town Hall - Public Hall space, entry via Water Street Creswick. Lots of stalls with interesting variety, from jewellery to hand crafted items, clothing, hand knits, bric a brac etc. Friendly welcoming market! This is the first one for 2019.

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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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To be advised

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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May 2019

Cate Kennedy Author Talk

May 28:5:30 pm-7:00 pm AEST
Daylesford Library, 33 Albert Street
Daylesford, Victoria 3460 Australia
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Free

Cate Kennedy returns to her old haunt of the Daylesford Library, the very site where she began many of her first short stories back in the 1990s when she worked there as Daylesford’s librarian! This time round she’s here to speak to local Year 12s and all other interested people about the stories in her second collection, “Like a House on Fire”, which is currently on the VCE English syllabus. Come along and get some insider information about the themes…

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