The Moreton Bay Eco Fest is a fun, family event promoting sustainability and eco-friendly lifestyle ideas for the whole community to come and enjoy.
Join leading sustainability experts, community organisations, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists and more, who will share practical tips on how to live more sustainably.
Festival goers will be treated to heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day with a jam-packed line up on the main stage including appearances by Hannah Moloney from Gardening Australia and dirtgirlworld plus plenty of hands-on workshops.
This is a wheelchair friendly location, there are accessible toilets and footpaths available at Caboolture Town Square.
Featured Guests and Activities
Moreton Bay Eco Fest is excited to welcome Hannah Moloney on stage at the 2023 event. Hannah is an ABC Gardening Australia presenter, permaculturalist and climate activist.
Hannah spent more than two decades working with people in the garden, advocating for climate resilience and action. In 2013, she established Good Life Permaculture in Tasmania offering workshops to provide better landscapes and lives for the community.
Hannah's activism is driven by hope and the knowledge that ordinary humans are capable of doing extraordinary things especially when they work together.
Join Charlie Darling on stage in her quest to find dirtgirl and see if she can conquer the challenges to be the most eco-friendly person in the whole of the dirtgirlworld!
Can she compost, reduce, reuse, recycle, harvest rain water, plant a garden, swap and barter, use eco fuel, scare away predators naturally and last but not least, get grubby?
dirtgirl thinks it is all great fun and uses songs and games to navigate her way through the challenges. She phones a friend (just like in her TV show), asks the kids in the audience to help her out by joining in to prove that she has the eco factor!
The Garden Party
As part of this year’s festival, Moreton Bay Libraries will be hosting their own take on The Garden Party at the Caboolture Library. Featuring:
- a robot obstacle course
- free tomato planting
- free fairy floss and apple spirals
- storytime and play time with First 5 Forever
- a quiet zone
- a meet and greet with ABC’s dirtgirlworld
- a presentation and book signing with Hannah Moloney from Gardening Australia.
Pick up your Scavenger Hunt sheet and follow the clues to learn more about our native animals. Savvy treasure hunters will go into the draw to WIN a family pass to White Ridge Farm.
Pop-Up Treasure Market
This year, our favourite second-hand store is joining Moreton Bay Eco Fest with a special treasure market pop-up stall!
Whether you want to come for a browse or find your next treasure, the pop-up stall is a great opportunity to shop for a bargain and give an unwanted item a second life.
The pop-up treasure market will be a cashless stall.
Our two treasure markets, located at Caboolture and Dakabin waste facilities, sell pre-loved items that have been donated or rescued from landfill. By buying or selling your second-hand items or choosing to reuse, you can keep items out of landfill. This reduces your carbon, waste and water footprint and contributes to City of Moreton Bay’s target to divert 70 percent of household waste from landfill by 2040.
Main stage program
- 10.00am Welcome to Country
- 10.05am Nicole Lutze - Plastic free home: Plastic reduction tips for households
- 10.30am dirtgirlworld
- 11.00am Wildlife HQ - Reptile interactions
- 11.20am Councillor welcome
- 11.30am Hannah Moloney - How to start living more sustainably
- 11.50am City of Moreton Bay and Cleanaway - Recycling hacks
- 12.00pm Sarah Heath - Easiest herbs ever to grow
- 12.30pm dirtgirlworld
- 1.00pm OzHarvest - Fighting food waste
- 1.20pm Dean Philpot - What does environmental restoration mean for Moreton Bay?
- 1.30pm Hannah Moloney - Edible gardens
Meet and greets
- 11.30am dirtgirlworld (Caboolture Library)
- 11.30am Photo opportunity with Wildlife HQ
- 11.50am Hannah Moloney (side of main stage)
- 11.30am dirtgirlworld (Caboolture Library)
- 12.15pm Hannah Moloney - The Good Life followed by an opportunity to ask questions and a book signing (Caboolture Library)
- 1.50pm Hannah Moloney (side of main stage)
Program subject to changes.
The easiest way to get to the Festival is by walking or using public transport. To plan your journey on public transport, visit Translink or call 13 12 30.
There are bus stops located on King Street near the main entrance to Caboolture Town Square.
The Caboolture train station is just a two-minute walk away on Matthew Terrace.
With its convenient location in the Caboolture CBD, Caboolture Town Square is easy to access on foot.
Find some friends to share the journey with so there are fewer emissions and vehicles parked onsite.
Date: Saturday, 30 September 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location: Caboolture Town Square, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, 4510