The Boroondara Sustainable Living Festival is back with plenty of fun, hands-on and family-friendly activities.

This year’s festival will showcase just how easy it is to incorporate sustainable living choices and actions into your everyday life. 

Experts will share advice about:

  • urban biodiversity
  • backyard food production
  • sustainable transport
  • waste reduction, recycling and the circular economy
  • water and energy saving.

This festival helps us work towards the goals of our Climate Action Plan by:

  • engaging with our community
  • providing education opportunities on climate action.

Learn more about our Climate Action Plan.

Event details

The Sustainable Living Festival will be held alongside the Boroondara Farmers Market. 
Saturday 19 November 2022, 8 am to 12.30 pm 
Boroondara Farmers Market car park, Auburn Road, Hawthorn East

What’s on show in 2022

Watch this space, we will announce more activities over the coming weeks! 

Visit our Sustainable living workshops and events page for sustainability news and updates.

Green carpet arrival

Ride your bike to the festival to receive the ‘green carpet’ treatment. This includes secure on-site valet bike parking and a free bike safety check.

Animals of Oz native show

Get up close and personal with some of our amazing wildlife. Learn what is threatening the survival of our local animals and what you can do to help protect them. 


Get your face painted by our talented artists, make your own pedal-powered smoothies and discover the wonderful world of water bugs.

Electric bikes

Test ride an e-bike. We will provide helmets, but you are also encouraged to BYO.

Water wise gardening

Learn about being water wise, including:

  • low maintenance water-saving wicking beds
  • backyard irrigation systems
  • water smart plant selection.

Busy bees

Learn how to:

  • create a bee-friendly garden
  • make your own native ‘bee hotel’ for your garden
  • keep productive honey bees in your backyard.

You can also see our live honey bee hive display.

Live band

Sit back and relax to the sounds of a local Melbourne band. Keep an eye out for which performer will grace the stage!

More information

Call our Environmental Sustainability team on (03) 9278 4444 or email [email protected]

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