Zero Waste Festival




The Zero Waste Festival has been postponed – We didn’t want to, but hey we’re in the middle of a pandemic here.

We plan to announce the new date soon. But for now, we’re waiting and following Government advice to minimise risks, and to avoid the need to reschedule again.

This year’s Zero Waste festival’s aim is to reconnect community and provide festival goers with inspiration to rethink waste, as we bounce back from the pandemic. There will be an opportunity to bring things in need of mending and actively participate in the war against waste. Unfortunately transferring this online would just not be the same, and we think waiting a month or so, will be worth it.

But hold this space and keep the date of June 12th @10am available, as we’re planning something special for you – online. Zero Waste Victoria with @uchangeU will hold a mindfulness session to help you maintain your calm and eco-warrior zen, as we face the stressors, anxiety and all the rubbish that the pandemic has thrown our way.

More will be released very soon. All current festival ticket holders will be notified, and have the first opportunity to book in once the new date is announced. And we’ll let you know on socials too.


The festival will be a jam-packed, speed-date style event, where you can learn, connect and have some fun with your sustainability journey, taking on the war against waste.

There will be

  • informative zero waste presentations
  • workshops showcasing ways to reduce waste
  • reuse, repair, repurpose activations
  • community information stalls
  • an opportunity to have your difficult waste and recycling questions answered


For sponsorship, volunteer or media inquiries please email

The program and tickets will be released soon…

🪡🧵 Mend-A-Thon – Menders Wanted  🪡🧵

Mend a Thon

This year we will be holding a ‘Mend-a-Thon’ as part of the Zero Waste Festival. The aim is to have menders active all day to ‘normalise’ the act of mending.

Menders would bring items to mend and be willing to discuss mending with attendees and, if they bring items, to help show how to mend them. We will be showing people how easy mending is to do themselves rather than just doing it for them. If you would like to take part as a mender please email Tamara of Karhina Textiles – with the times you are available. All assistance welcome. 🪡🧵

Local Business supporting Zero Waste

Walk Don’t Run – 17 Morey St, Armadale 

BYO reusable coffee cup for a 50 cent discount and dine in (or BYO container) to enjoy delicious food made with love from organic produce. 


Tonic and Grace – 63 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern are a cafe that is local to the Festival venue. They bring you a healthy and sustainable spin on your breakfast and lunch favourites.

A bonus is they offer 10% discount on keep cups and BYO containers.


The Zero Waste Festival 2021 is being held in partnership with Stonnington Council and is also supported by the Stonnington Community Grants Program



You can view our past festivals
Zero Waste Festival 2018
Zero Waste Festival 2019
Zero Waste Festival 2020 – online