The Best Environmental Events in Australia

Environmental events Australia

Bob Brown at the Sustainable Living Festival (Pic: SLF)

If you have an interest in the environment and sustainability, it makes sense to get along to, or get involved in, an environmental event. Events are a great way to get ideas, be inspired, meet like-minded people, and maybe even make a small difference.

Home base for us is Down Under. We’ve compiled a list of the best environmental events and awareness days in Australia.

Follow the links to find exact dates and more about these events.

February
Sustainable Living Festival
Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

March
Australian Circular Fashion Conference
Clean Up Australia Day
Earth Hour
Transitions Film Festival
Oxfam Trailwalker (Melbourne)

April
National Sustainability Conference
National Trust Heritage Festival

May
Composting Awareness Week
National Reconciliation Week

July
Clean Energy Summit
Liveable Cities Conference
NAIDOC Week
National Tree Day
Plastic Free July

August
Keep Australia Beautiful Week
National Science Week
Oxfam Trailwalker (Sydney)

September
Bushcare’s Big Day Out
Meat Free Week
National Organic Week
Sustainable House Day

October
All Energy Conference
Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference
Australian Walking and Cycling Conference
Backyard Bird Count
Biodiversity Month
Buy Nothing New Month
Environmental Film Festival Australia
Enviro Week
Garage Sale Trail
National Water Week
National Bird Week
National Threatened Species Day
Ride to Work Day
Walk to Work Day

November
Banksia Sustainability Awards
Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference
National Energy Efficiency Conference
National Recycling Week

Meetups (year-round)
You’ll also find environmental social meetups in cities and towns in Australia. These events are a great place to “find your tribe”. They often occur monthly.

Sydney Green Drinks GreenUps Meetup

GreenUps is a monthly social meetup in Sydney for green thinkers

Green Drinks in Sydney – the first Tuesday of the month
Green Drinks in Canberra – the second Tuesday of the month
Green Drinks in Brisbane – the third Friday of the month
Green Drinks in other Australian cities

What’s happening in Melbourne? We don’t know! They used to have a vibrant environmental social scene. If you know of a major meetup there get in touch.

Further reference
See also the Australian Government’s Department of Environment event listing for more events.

If you know a good, significant Australian environmental event we should have included in our list, you’re welcome to suggest it in the comments.

To find out what’s happening internationally, check out our ‘Best Environmental Events in the World‘.

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