Australian Permaculture Convergence

22-24 April, 2023 | Yaktunga / Mount Barker, South Australia


APC is a three-day event celebrating the permaculture, sustainability and urban food movements across Australia. Featuring inspiring keynote speakers, workshops, stalls, hands-on activities and more.



Get the full APC program

We are super excited to share the APC 2023 Program with you, which covers the main event running from 22-24 April. Our programming volunteer team have sought to address our theme Toolkit for Resilience with inspiring, engaging, thought-provoking and knowledge-basket-filling sessions.

Some presenters we have invited but mostly we thank the amazing permaculture community for offering your wisdom and skills to share with us all.

There will also be a space at the APC for some ‘chalkboard sessions’ to allow for the inevitable spontaneity and break-out discussions that evolve as people get inspired.

View the program online

Frequently asked questions

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Our speakers

We have a diverse abundance of presentations lined up, from some of our best-known permies to new and emerging projects and change-makers. Here are just a few of the many names you can expect to hear from.

Hannah Moloney

Good Life Permaculture

Permaculture educator, designer, activist, author and presenter on Gardening Australia, Hannah has been a long-time leading advocate bringing permaculture and localised-sustainability into the mainstream, and making it fun and accessible.

APC speaker Ego Lemos

Eugenio ‘Ego’ Lemos


An Earth Hall of Fame Award recipient in 2019, Ego is an environmental activist, musician, writer and educator from Timor-Leste. Creator and director of Permatil, leading over 20 years of sustained and growing impact through permaculture, food-sovereignty and water restoration projects across Timor-Leste and internationally.

APC speakers Annemarie and Graham Brookman

Annemarie & Graham Brookman

The Food Forest

Founders of the inspirational 15-hectare Food Forest at Gawler, Annemarie and Graham are leaders and elders of the permaculture community in South Australia and beyond.

Costa Georgiadis

Gardening Australia

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect and host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, who has an all-consuming passion for plants and people. His holistic approach is all about gardening the soil and the soul.

Brenna Quinlan

Permaculture Illustrator

Brenna Quinlan is an illustrator and educator who strives to make the world a better place through her art and her actions. She co-runs Grow Do It Permaculture Education, bringing climate solutions to kids (and their grown ups) through art, music and creativity. Brenna is currently building her own strawbale house out of reclaimed materials in Western Australia on Noongar boodja.

APC headline band Formidable Vegetable

Formidable Vegetable

Permaculture Funk-Swing Band

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin’ strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

APC speaker Kirsten Bradley

Kirsten Bradley


Known for her advocacy and workshops in permaculture skills, Kirsten founded Milkwood with Nick Ritar in 2007. She is an experienced  grower, natural beekeeper, pickler, forager teacher, learner and community builder — and the author of best-selling books Milkwood: Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living and Easy Peasy. She is a bit in love with seaweed, also.

Walter Jehne

Healthy Soils Australia

An inspirational and engaging soil scientist, focusing on healthy soil as a key platform for climate mitigation, adaptation and our resilient future. Making the technical easily digestible, Walter explains how this happens and how we can be the change-makers to restore ecosystem function in our back yards, farms and beyond

Mount Barker Waldorf School

The location

The Australian Permaculture Convergence 2023 will be held at the beautiful Mount Barker Waldorf School, at Yaktunga / Mount Barker in South Australia’s Adelaide Hills. On-site camping will be available.


A huge thanks to these generous people and businesses for sponsoring the APC 2023.

Mount Barker District Council
Permaculture Victoria
Byron Centre for Permaculture
NRG Solar
The Food Forest
Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
The Corner Store Network


And thanks to the following organisations for kindly providing in-kind support.

Mount Barker Waldorf School
Permaculture Australia
Conservation Council SA
The Joinery

Get in Touch

Have any questions or great ideas? Get in touch with Natalya and help us make this Australian Permaculture Convergence the best it can be.

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