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

Introduction to Permaculture (FREE to members)

Friday 1 – Sunday 3 May 2015
Ashwood, Melbourne

Have you been curious to learn more about Permaculture, but currently don’t have the time to commit a full Permaculture design course?

By special arrangement, Permaculture Victoria is pleased to invite all its members to attend a *FREE* Introduction to Permaculture. (This course costs $140 for non-members.) This Intro course will be held in Ashwood over the weekend of 1-3 May (includes Friday evening, for a film and BYO meal).


Maximum 25 places – this course is filling fast. Don’t miss out!

PDC – Dandenong Ranges

February 4 – July 4, 2015, Wednesdays 6:30pm – 9:30pm, plus four Saturday field trips.

Cost: $700 or $550 with concession card

This is a 72 hour + Course which gives you an internationally recognized qualification; a Certificate is presented upon completion.

“Our Permaculture Design Course syllabus has been radically transformed to provide more interactive, hands on, practical and immersive experience! As Facilitators, we are passionate about spreading Permaculture to every individual, and provide care for our students well-being and learning”
Upon completion each participant will understand Permaculture Design Principles and present their own Permaculture Design, with mentor support and resources available not only throughout the duration of the course, but post completion. Classes provide a break from the regular ‘chalk and talk’ academic environment, focusing on each person’s learning style to give a variety of teaching methods and processes that compliment the diversity of a group. Each participant will receive a Permaculture Design Course Booklet by Gaiacraft, as well as additional handouts compiled from various sources and written both by Tamara Griffiths and The Perma Pixie.

Topics include:
– Permaculture Ethics and Principles
– Methods of Design
– Plant and Animal Systems
– Ecology and Pattern Understanding
– Trees and Transactions
– Food Forests
– Soil Structure, Biology and Chemistry
– Climate
– Water and Hydrology
– Topography and Earthworks
– Bioregions and Ecological Vegetation Classes
– Alternative Economic, Transportation and Social Structures

More info and bookings:  The Perma Pixie on facebook, email or visit the website


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.


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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