This year there are even more ways to interact with participating homeowners and gain insight on sustainability topics.

Our main free event on April 21st will be complemented by a month of webinars with experts and homeowners, bringing you in-depth information on tricky subjects like finding a sustainable architect and builder, building with natural materials, insulation and energy efficiency and much more. You can also join our program of community partner events around the country.

21 April  – 11 AM to 3 PM

ACT – Sustainable House Day at SLA Display Village

  • Induction cooking demo’s
  • House tours, with SLA sustainability experts and architects
  • Expert panel chat (with local Canberra experts from the industry)

Sustainable House Day at the SLA Display Village will be from 11am – 3pm and include a range of workshops, tours and expert presentations focusing on why and how to be more sustainable at homes, from landscaping and gardening, building and materials and cooking and lifestyle. The Display Village will be open its regular hours of 10-am – 4pm.

Visitors will have the opportunity to engage with sustainability subject matter experts, including architects, explore a curated selection of workshops and experience a range of fun, engaging activities.

An event from SLA – Suburban Land Agency – Silver Sponsor of Sustainable House Day
21 April – 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Witchcliffe Ecovillage welcomes you to explore sustainable living, engage with our community, and learn from industry experts at our open house event on April 21st.

Delve into a community where sustainability merges with serenity, nestled among Western Australia’s picturesque landscapes. Witchcliffe Ecovillage pioneers a lifestyle where modern comforts harmonize with eco-conscious principles, creating a thriving hub of innovation, community, and sustainability across 120 hectares of lush greenery.

Explore Sustainable Living: Immerse yourself in the ethos of sustainable living with our thoughtfully designed homes and community spaces, inspiring a greener future.

Shape  Engage with Industry Experts: Connect with sustainability enthusiasts and industry experts, delving into cutting-edge building techniques, renewable energy solutions, and permaculture practices.

Shape  Experience Vibrant Community Spirit: Feel the warmth and camaraderie of our diverse community through shared meals, collaborative projects, and meaningful connections.

Shape  Join Our Exclusive Open House Tour: Step inside our stunning homes showcasing innovative designs and eco-friendly materials. Secure your spot on our highly sought-after OPEN HOUSES TOUR and witness sustainable living in action.

Don’t Miss Out!

Register your interest below to receive updates on the program, open house schedules, and an exclusive early-access sign-up for our OPEN HOUSES TOUR.

Whether you’re a dedicated sustainability enthusiast, eco-conscious individual, or simply curious, Witchcliffe Ecovillage invites you to embark on a journey towards a greener, brighter future.

An event from Witchcliffe EcoVillage – Silver Sponsor of Sustainable House Day.

• In person

• Registrations essential

28 March – 7 PM

We are running three events across the SHD period, informing people about comfortable, resilient and energy efficient homes.

An event from Baw Baw Sustainability Network

• In person

• Registrations essential

20 April – 10 AM
Join Renew Perth Branch and Solar Dwellings for our Pre SHD event.This event will include talks from sustainability experts and to speak to SHD homeowners on a one-to-one basis throughout the day.
What to expect on the day
  • 10:00am -Head up to the function room where you can chat with a homeowner, buy Renew and Sanctuary magazines.
  • 10:30am -Talks begin in the function room
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm “Open House” Our speakers & homeowners will be at their display tables ready to chat and answer your questions individually. Buy Renew and Sanctuary magazines from the Renew Perth Branch, and find out about subscriptions and memberships.
An event from Solar Dwellings

• In person

• Registrations essential

20 April – 6 PM

QLD – Retrofitting and Building for Sustainability

A home energy advisor and a builder will share on renovating a home to increase energy efficiency, and building a new home that is energy efficient to save money and reduce emissions.

An event from Renew Toowoomba Branch

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April – 9:30 AM

Experience a day of exploration through Canberra’s sustainable homes, showcasing innovative eco-friendly designs

An event from SEEchange

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April – 10:00am – 12:00pm

Come along and chat all things that create a sustainable home then have a walk through a new build in Hamilton Hill, with designer, builder and Director of Eco Vision Homes, Craig.

An event from Ecovision Homes and the City of Cockburn

• In person

• Three tours at 10am 11am and 12noon

• Registrations essential

21 April – 10 AM

Choose from eight different sustainable homes across the shire of Nillumbik, and after your tours, enjoy a coffee on us at one of our many wonderful cafes.

An event from Clean Energy Nillumbik

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April – 10 AM

Join us for a free tour of the architecturally and sustainably designed community & information centre, The Link, along with a community BBQ, kids activities and more.• Guided and self-guided tours of The Link
• Free BBQ
• Kids games and activities
• A visit from the Ginninderry Conservation Trust Rangers
• An opportunity to discuss your home design with our Sustainability Manager, Jessica Stewart

Reserve your spot here

An event from Ginninderry

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April 10 AM

Join us to experience the warmth and charm of our eco-friendly community nestled in the heart of Mount Barker.

Explore our beautiful hempcrete common house, meet residents, and learn about sustainable living during a guided tour. Don’t miss the chance for an exclusive look inside one of our stunning homes!

Features:
• Eco-friendly development
• 3-minute walk to local shops
• 30-minute drive from Adelaide
• Communal indoor and outdoor spaces, paths, and garden

 

An event from Miller’s Corner Eco Village

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April – 11:00 AM

Book a free guided tour of this unique urban community of 27 dwellings and see inside a strawbale house.

An event from Urban Ecology Australia

• In person

• Registrations essential

21 April 12 PM

Discover how to create a comfortable and sustainable home at the Briars’ Eco Living Display Centre, a retrofitted home that showcases a range of sustainable innovations, materials and products.

The Eco Living Display Centre is a retrofitted home that showcases a range of sustainable innovations, materials and products.

Our volunteers will be available to answer all your questions and give guided tours. We’ll have members of Repower Mornington Peninsula sharing how you can take individual and community action to reduce your carbon emissions & our Energy Heroes available for free energy consultations. A selection of electric vehicles will be on display.

• In-person

• Registrations essential

21  April – 2 PM

Hosted by Permaculture Toowoomba Inc., Kushla Gale will take us on a tour of her edible urban garden with a focus on how garden choices can make your home more sustainable.

An event from Permaculture Towoomba.

• In person

21 April 3 PM – 6 PM

Five speakers addressing different aspects of sustainable living followed by a speaker’s panel at Corinda Bowls Club. Some promotional tables and some fun kids activities. The presentations and panel run from 3.00-5.00pm and are followed by an hour of networking. A mix of profit and non-profit organisations.

An event from WhipSmart

• In-person

• Registrations essential

23 April – 6:30 PM

Ever been curious about solar energy but hesitant to dive into the world of technical details and high-pressure sales speak? We get it! That’s why we’re inviting you to spend an evening in a relaxed, no-pressure environment at our upcoming Solar Information Evening.

An event from Proven Energy

• In person

• Bookings essential

27 April – 10:30 AM

We invite you to tour various sustainable homes around our beautiful Intentional Community Ecovillage on the Central Coast.

An event from Narara EcoVillage

• In person

• Registrations essential

30 April – 7:30 PM

Learn from Boroondara homeowners with all electric homes- hear their stories and ask them any questions about how they electrified their house, what challenges they had and how they solved them.

An event from Electrify Boroondara.

 

• Online and In person

4 May – 9:30 AM

A morning of inspiration and real world applications from some of the innovators defining the future of Passive House in Australia.

An event from Eclipse Passive House

• In person

• Registrations essential

5 May – 3 PM

Follow-on from Sustainable house Day where our local community can learn from 4 local experts and meet them to discuss their specific situation

An event from Net Zero Channel

• In person

• Registrations essential

8  May – 6:30 PM

Come travel The Nillumbik Trail with generous local hosts sharing stories of their sustainable home journeys to help you on your own path.

An event from Yarra City Council, Merri-bek City Council, Banyule City Council, Darebin City Council and Stonnington City Council.

• Online Webinar

• Registration required

18 May – 9 AM – 2 PM

The Sustainable Living Festival will showcase environmental innovation, green and sustainable living, fresh food and crafts from local growers and artisans, as well as live entertainment, kids activities – something for the whole family!

An event from Renew Hunter Region Branch and EcoNetwork Port Stephens

• In person

• Registrations not required