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

NEW! Permaculture Design Course – Geelong region

19 July to 15 November 2015 (15 Sundays, excluding 6, 20 & 27 September)
Cost: $1095 full $275 concession (limited places), includes Permaculture Victoria membership, course notes, experienced teachers and field trips

This PDC is being run by Permaculture Geelong (a local group of Permaculture Victoria) with ACFE funding via Haddon Community House. Learn to effectively design urban areas and small acreage, build resilience, create abundance! Understand and build soil; capture, store and reuse water; integrate systems – animals, plants, trees, water, etc. Learn from experienced permaculture tutors including Steve Burns, Ian Lillington, Beck Lowe and Wendy Marchment.
Enrol: manager @ or 5342 7050 (Joan)
More info: permaculturegeelong @ or 0432 057 945 (Wendy) 

Natural Beekeeping Course for Beginners

NEXT COURSE 8-9 August, Mitcham
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 clairepare @

Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap

10-11.30am first Saturday of each month
Glen Park Oaks Community Garden, Bayswater North

Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap is a local Permaculture group in the Maroondah area, that welcomes the local community to come along to our monthly meetings and share 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 still growing so come and join our Permaculture journey and help shape our group.

Whitehorse Urban Harvest

Third Saturday of every month

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.

Contact: urbanharvestswap @

PDC at Telopea Mtn Permaculture

Commences 4 August
This 147-hour Permaculture Design Course starts in August again at Telopea Mtn Permaculture. In 2016 the course will have its first price rise in 13 years. So August 2015 is the last chance to do this 2-certificate course for $495 (then it will be $649, still only 25% of the price of some 72-hour classes).
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ALSO: Fruit Tree classes
We have had a wonderful response to our set of 11-12 Fruit Tree classes for 2015 that can be done individually or save by completing a set of 5, 7 or 10 of your choosing. These are designed to assist you no matter what level you are, in making your own trees or winter vs summer pruning, how to manage them naturally with zero need for chemicals and using nature, as well as other subjects. They will run Jan to Dec once per month on weekend days and the dates are being now set for 2016.
The full 10 days which can be done over 2 years is the new vision of our Advanced PDC in natural fruit tree/ food forest design & management.
Telopea Mtn Permaculture & Nursery, Invermay Rd Monbulk
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