Australian Permaculture Convergences (APCs) happen every 2 years, usually in the Autumn. all permaculture practitioners and those interested in regenerative development are welcome to attend.
Attendees typically come from all over Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia. They are an opportunity for everyone to share their permaculture journey, their research into resilient and productive systems, and have fruitful discussions about the future directions of permaculture in the world.
They are a chance to showcase best practice in sustainable living and demonstrate how permaculture can bring about positive changes in people’s lives, the environment and offer solutions to the inevitable changes that are taking place in the world right now.
The location of APCs moves around Australia and has been in New Zealand too.
Australasian Permaculture Convergence 2021
Celebrating Nature’s Abundance
Monday 12 April to Thursday 15 April 2021
at Camp Kindilan, Redland Bay, Queensland.
The 2020 Australasian Permaculture Convergence has been postponed to April 2021 due to the COVID19 pandemic. We plan to keep the program as close as possible to the one included here and will make changes as necessary through the year ahead.
It is a biennial gathering of permaculture people from around the country and the Asia Pacific region. All people with an interest in permaculture and regenerative development are invited to join us for 4 days of workshops, hands-on activities, and discussions on how we can both celebrate and support nature’s abundance.
The Quandamooka First Nations people are the traditional custodians of North Stradbroke Island (Minjerribah) and the Southern Moreton Bay region including Redland Bay. We pay respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. For more information on their activities visit their website Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation.
The program will include talks and workshops covering topics relevant to the three ethics of Permaculture, which are Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share. We feel it is important to explore the bigger picture of what true sustainability entails. Earth Care is obviously essential, however without People Care and nurturing healthy, sustainable relating, the task of coming together and working as a community can be greatly hindered. Finally, if attention and conscious intention isn’t given to the economic sustainability of communities, and the distribution of resources isn’t managed equitably, then communities may struggle to be truly sustainable in the long term.
As well as thought-provoking keynote speakers, the daytime workshops will each be 90 minutes long to allow for more participation and hands-on activities. There will also be opportunities for some 10-minute presentations or project reports one evening, and a project poster display area to share your projects with everyone at the Convergence. Keynote speakers confirmed so far include Starhawk, Stuart Andrews and Robyn Francis.
Purchase tickets HERE
Unfortunately, after much consideration of the health and safety of all attendees in respect to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the 2020 APC until next year. Next years event will be from 12 to 15 April and most of the program will stay as planned.
Ticket prices include participation in all workshops and activities, as well as GST and booking fees. Accommodation is from Sunday night 11 April to Wednesday night 14 April as the Convergence ends after lunch on Thursday 15 April.
Please bring your own bedding , or indicate when booking that you’ll need bedding provided by the venue, as the venue will charge an extra $16.50 for bedding.
$630 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals
$570 – Four nights BYO camping and all meals
$450 – Four days refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$130 – One day refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$580 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals, Permaculture Australia member discount.
Find out about becoming a member of Permaculture Australia HERE
Children under 2 are free providing they don’t need their own bed.
Ticket prices below are for children aged 11 or under.
$320 – Four nights shared accommodation and all meals
$270 – Four nights BYO camping and all meals
$140 – Four days refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
$45 – One day refreshments, lunch and dinner, no accommodation
- APC 14 – 2018: Canberra/ACT/South Coast NSW
- APC 13 — 2016: Swanleign, West Australia
Images from Perth.
- APC 12 — 2015: Penguin, Tasmania
- APC 11— 2012: New Zealand
Images from Turangi
- APC 10 — 2010: Kuranda, QLD
- APC 9 — 2008: Sydney
Images from Sydney
- APC 8 — 2005: Melbourne