Permaculture Victoria Inc.

is a member-based non-profit association established in 1981 as Permaculture Melbourne Inc. to promote the sustainable development of Melbourne. It has grown to become an umbrella organisation supporting a range of local and special interest groups with membership across Victoria.

News and Events

Croydon Food Swap

Saturday 6 September
Ainslie Parklands Primary School, Hinkley Ave, Croydon

Come and share your homegrown produce or homemade food, as well as books and clothes. We will also be looking at making seed pots from toilet paper tubes and old newspaper.

Croydon Food Swap is a local Permaculture group in the Maroondah area, that welcomes the local community to come along to our monthly meetings and swap homegrown produce including fruits, veges, herbs, fresh eggs, preserves, jams, seedlings, cuttings, seeds and much more. We share gardening tips, food and nutrition knowledge, and encourage sustainable gardening. We are a ‘young’ group (since 2012) that is still growing so come and join our Permaculture journey and help shape our group!

Whitehorse Urban Harvest

Saturday 20 September
82 Jolimont Rd Forest Hill (in front of the Horticulture Centre)

An activity of Eastern Suburbs Permaculture Group, Whitehorse Urban Harvest swapmeets invite local food gardeners to share surplus produce, plants, preserves and other garden-related items. Third Saturday morning every month, year-round.


Permaculture training in Ararat

Permaculture Design Courses at Mudlark Permaculture – Ararat
Learn how to live a low energy, regenerative, abundant life!
72 hour International curriculum – Based on the foundation text ‘Permaculture: A Designers’ Manual’ – by Bill Mollison.

This PDC will be run from the Mudlark Permaculture Urban Demonstration Site – Ararat.
You will be able to share in the creation and understanding of our half acre urban site.
Contact or 03 5352 5592 for further information or to sign up!

12 Sundays 10th Aug – 26th Oct $800

Píp – Aussie permaculture magazine!





Natural Beekeeping Course for Beginners

The Bee Group, a special interest group of Permaculture Melbourne, periodically offers a weekend training course to equip beginners with sufficient knowledge to start natural beekeeping.> Natural Beekeeping sees the well-being of the bees as no less important than the honey yield. It is simple and low-cost – perfectly suited for small-scale backyard beekeeping. Each day of this two-day course has four one-hour information sessions, hands-on segments, theory covering equipment, hive management, honey harvesting, diseases and legislation, and a Q&A session. Morning and afternoon teas provided; BYO lunch. Cost: $200 for Permaculture Melbourne members / $250 non-members. Location: Mitcham (eastern suburbs of Melbourne). To register, send an email with ‘Bees’ in the subject line to

Tours of ‘Melliodora’

Tours of ‘Melliodora’, the Hepburn property of David Holmgren & Su Dennett, first Sunday of each month in Spring, Summer & Autumn
House tour – 10.00am-12.30pm $60pp
Garden tour – 2.00-4.30pm $60pp
Both tours – $90pp
*Cost includes 1 free copy of Melliodora CD*
Bring a friend and they will get a discount on each tour ($30pp)
Bookings essential!
t: +61(0)3 5348 3636


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