Connecting all permaculturalists!

The fourteenth Australasian Permaculture Convergence will be held in Canberra from 15-19 April 2018. The four day convergence kicks off with the ACT Permaculture Festival on Sunday 15 April 2018, at Canberra City Farm and then 4 days of connecting and learning at The Greenhills Centre in Cotter. Followed by tours, workshops and courses across South East NSW.

Convergence attendees are expected to have completed a permaculture design course or equivalent, or to be participating in a design course. Three keynote speakers have been announced so far including David Holmgren (co-founder of Permaculture), Bruce Pascoe (author of Dark Emu) and Tammi Jonas (current President of the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance).

Submissions for presentations, demonstrations and displays at the convergence are now open, with permaculturalists young and old invited to participate, it is the participation from within the community that will make this event a success through the sharing of knowledge and networking opportunities this brings.

“We are excited to bring APC14 to Canberra and South East NSW!” says James Innes, Southern Harvest Association Vice-President “Attendance and participation is open to all people who have undertaken courses in permaculture or who adhere to the ethics, practices and principles that permaculture is built on.”

“This is an opportunity for everyone to share their permaculture journey, their research and ideas, and have fruitful discussions about the future directions of permaculture in the world.” Says John Champagne of Brogo Permaculture Gardens and programming organiser for APC14.

Get involved! Connectivity is the theme for APC14 and all participants are invited to put forward presentation and workshop ideas. Submissions are open for talks, demonstrations, displays and workshops.


If you are keen to volunteer to be involved in organising the convergence, or throughout the convergence please do let us know, it takes the community to help deliver this large-scale event.

If you want to attend the convergence, get in quick to take advantage of our early-bird discount for the first 100 tickets.All bookings are through the Southern Harvest Association website for the convergence and on-site accommodation and camping.

A feature of the program is locally sourced and ethically raised food and drinks and we are working with local farmers to achieve this.

Permaculture Australia member special – $595 Includes — convergence, shared accommodation and all meals.

Earlybird Special – For first 100 tickets is $595 Includes — convergence, shared accommodation and all meals.

Find out more about ticket prices and bookings

Note: There are separate children’s tickets available. There is no charge to bring children aged under 2 to the Convergence. Accommodation for under 2’s is also free provided they do not require a bed (i.e. sharing with a parent or bringing your own cot etc.).

Find out more about the Australasian Permaculture Convergence