What’s it all about?

What’s it all about?

Whether you’re someone who wants to sell everything you own and live in the bush, upgrade your house to solar, buy a farm and become self-sufficient, downscale to a low-impact lifestyle, learn new handcrafts and specialty skills, grow your own food, reconnect with nature, build your own natural home, quench your curiosity about off-grid living or simply have a fun day out with the whole family – there’s something at the festival for you.

Off-Grid Living covers a huge array of topics and lifestyles and this festival will open your eyes to them all, from sustainable retrofitting to re-wilding and everything in between. You will leave the festival feeling uplifted and inspired to make positive changes in your life, and with a few new tricks up your sleeve by getting involved in the interactive activities and workshops throughout the day. Learn new skills, discover tools from past and present, explore innovative new products and be part of a like-minded community who thrive off-grid. There will be so much to see and do, be sure to arrive early as this will be a FULL day of activities, demonstrations, short talks, market stalls and unique off-grid foods & entertainment.

Off Grid Living Festival Australia

The festival will celebrate 8 focus topics including:

  • Bush Craft: Rewilding, nature connection, survival skills.
  • Homesteading: Mending, making, preserving, cooking, fermenting
  • Alternative farming: Permaculture, small holdings, animal care, gardening, land planning, smart water use.
  • Sustainable Energy: Alternative technologies, solar, wind & hydro power, generators and pumps.
  • Hand Crafts & Tools: Traditional crafts, leatherworks, woodwork, black smithing, shoe making, furniture making, up-cycling.
  • Natural Building: Mud, straw, wood, stone, lime, hemp, timber
  • Health & Wellbeing: Nourishment, nutrition, self-care, remedies, practices, treats, wholefoods and happiness.
  • Community Living: Skill sharing, discussions, communal areas and like-minded new friends

See more here: What’s On

Off-Grid Living Festival Traders Application


Tickets are limited to 5000 people and there’s now only 2300 tickets left (March 2018) so be sure to get in quick to make your booking.

Festival date – 28th April 2018. Gates open 9am – 5pm

Location – Centennial Park, McGregor St, Eldorado, Victoria

Parking: Onsite parking available for gold coin donation to our local CFA (Fire Brigade) who will be volunteering their time on the day.


Living Off-Grid AustraliaORGANISERS

This event is proudly brought to you by Creative Collectives Australia. Organisers of The School of Self-Sufficiency, Wolf Pack (re-wilding adventure camps) and creators of Hidden Valley Farm, Eldorado.

Connecting and educating people for a sustainable future. 

WHY ARE WE DOING IT:  Our events and activities are directed towards the practice and encouragement of –

  • Happier, healthier lifestyles that are fun, active and collaborative
  • Greater freedom for creative pursuits by increasing self-sufficient capabilities, thus reducing the need to work for others
  • CreativeCollectivesBuilding confidence through skill-building and making great new friends at workshops and gatherings
  • Enhanced connectness with nature, people, food, seasons, culture and self
  • Following passions, throwing caution to the wind and taking risks
  • Lightening our footprints with regular small changes for sustainability

with support from the Centennial Park Eldorado team, CFA Eldorado and Rural City of Wangaratta.



Family Friendly Event

Family Fun

Family Fun

The Off-Grid Living Festival is not just for the big kids, there’ll be plenty of fun, interactive activities for the little ones too. Opportunities to be amazed and inspired by interesting craftspeople, get muddy with the natural building teams, and have loads of fun with the very special BOXWARS crew, who will be joining us with a Box Warriors dress-up tent, where kids can come along and learn to make amazing costumes from recycled cardboard.

Kids Activities will include:

  • Face Painting
  • Barn Buddies Petting Zoo
  • BoxWars cardboard creations
  • Bella the Bookworm – Story Telling
  • Tiny Tipi Village
  • Quilt-as-you-go Bell Tent hangout