2011 Bioregional Permaculture Conference   in Melbourne

Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October

Friday 30th September – Sunday 2nd October

Workshops, speakers, site tours, party, film screening, a marketplace of ideas

Venue: South Melbourne Commons, corner Bank & Montague Sts, South Melbourne.

The conference and its associated events will bring people together to share stories and discuss where we’re going as a movement. Presentations will be given by a wide range of local activists from local group leaders to gardeners, educators, writers, designers, foresters and more. Site visits will be happening to local gardens and community sites and a market place will take place.

It's Permaculture Melbourne's 30th year; we're one of the oldest permaculture organizations on the planet! To celebrate friendships made and work undertaken over the years, this is a night to enjoy good company, food and music.

This event is open to anyone who's involved in Permaculture, their partners and friends.

Evenings will be social time - Friday will be a large party with food, music and dancing, Saturday evening will be a screening of the new film Anima Mundii and a talk with the director. Both evening events will be suitable functions for bring partners and friends.

A marketplace area is available for ideas and produce – for stalls, posters and displays so please make use of this opportunity to tell your story and to let others know what you and your community are doing.

For further information contact Sarah at permacultureinnernorth@gmail.com

Site Visits

There are a number permaculture, community development and food security sites for visits.

  • South Melbourne Commons
  • Merristem,
  • Merri Corner Community Garden,
  • CERES Harding St Market Garden
  • Flemington Community Garden
  • Edible Weeds w Doris Pozzi
Registration closes 28 September**

Tickets numbers limited

Get in quick!

(** Some late 
registration tickets may be accepted





The Commons is a project between Father Bob Maguire's parish and Friends of the Earth. An old school building is being transformed into a community facility with a food co-op, theatre space, café, community group spaces and an extensive perimeter food garden. Much of the renovation work has been done by volunteers; including Permablitz's and working bees. We want to hold this event at this venue to support their work and give conference attendees a chance to see this new community facility.

Map and public transport information



Grand Final

There will be tours both local and distant during the Grand Final.



Annual General Meeting for Permaculture Melbourne

4pm-5pm Sunday 2nd October.

As the final event of the weekend we'll have the AGM. The Annual Report and Finances will be presented and a new Trunk Committee appointed. As a matter of legal requirement all committee positions will be declared vacant and nominations called. Positions are: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Ordinary Member positions.   This event is not ticketed,  all PCM members are eligible to attend.



The Conference Committee

A group skilled and diligent volunteers: Mal Boyd, John McKenzie, Jenny Millar, Sarah Gorman, Ann Stevens, Heather Elliot