Brisbane City Council’s

Green Heart Fair

Brisbane’s favourite sustainable living festival

Discover the Green Heart Fair

Taking place in autumn, Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s favourite sustainable living festival!  

The fair features over 120 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability experts ready to share practical tips and tricks to help you live a more eco-friendly life.  You’ll be treated to sustainability displays, workshops, eco-friendly products, free native plants, artisan markets, live entertainment, food trucks and more at these free, family and dog-friendly events.  

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Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is delivered in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency.  

The next fair

Green Heart Fair 2022

29 May 2022

Victoria Park / Barrambin

About the fair

Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair launched in 2009 and has grown to become Brisbane’s favourite sustainability
festival.  

Delivered in partnership with Brisbane Sustainability Agency, the Green Heart Fair celebrates and promotes innovative sustainable living in a fun, family-friendly environment with free activities, entertainment and sustainability workshops. 

With a strong commitment to minimising the events’ carbon footprint through recycling and reduction practices, the ultimate goal is to have a waste-free event. 

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Our commitment to sustainability

What we do

Waste Stations

We love educating people on waste. Around the Fair, we have multiple waste stations including general waste, recycling & organic waste bins. The stellar team from Mallow sustainability take each bin to our waste sorting station on-site and ensure everything is 100% sorted, meaning no food scraps or recyclables end up in landfill.

Waste Warriors

Our waste warriors are onsite to help residents with any questions they have about what goes in what bin! They are also roaming all day to pick up any sneaky bits of rubbish that don’t make it into the bin.

Mug Library

Our lovely coffee vendors offer discounts to anyone who brings their own reusable cup. But what if you forget to bring one? Our mug library was introduced to reduce single-use coffee cups and help visitors be sustainable even if they forget their reusable coffee cup. Visitors can grab a mug, enjoy a delicious coffee, then return it to be washed and put back into our mug library to be used again. 

Reduce

We aim to reduce the amount of waste created at the Green Heart Fair. In order to do this we have implemented the following initiatives… 

  • Banned the sale of single-use plastic water bottles 
  • We have hydration stations onsite for event attendees to fill their reusable water bottles 
  • We hand out free reusable water bottles to those who don’t have one 
  • Banned plastic bags 
  • Banned plastic straws 
  • Banned the use of balloons 
Upcycle

We love upcycling! Across the festival site you will find many items from chairs, tables, signage and props that have been purchased second hand and repurposed for use at our events.
Items that can’t be reused are donated to be repurposed for those in need by our wonderful friends in the upcycling industry. 

Our food vendors

Some of Brisbane’s best food trucks will be onsite feeding the hungry crowds. There is something for everyone, from vegetarian to vegan to meaty meals.

  • Our food vendors source their products locally where possible.
  • All serve ware is recyclable or compostable.

We only have food vendors at the Green Heart Fair who practice sustainability in their business. For example, some stalls have adopted the following;

  • Recycling their cooking oil
  • Composting all food waste
  • No chemicals or artificial colours and flavours.

Do your part

To create a clean and green Brisbane there are a few things you should bring along to the Green Heart Fair:

  • your hat
  • reusable water bottle
  • reusable coffee cup
  • go card for the bus or lock for your bike
  • a smile

Were you caught on camera at previous Fairs?

Tag yourself on our Facebook page for all the photos from previous events.

Exhibit at the Green Heart Fair

Join the sustainability movement in Brisbane at the Green Heart Fair

Exhibitors are invited to join the line-up of over 120 leading sustainability organisations, experts, passionate presenters, businesses, community groups, green thumbs, creative artisans and foodies, to share knowledge and information on how to live more sustainably. 

We have strict sustainability guidelines because we love a clean and green Brisbane. We aim to minimise our contribution to landfill and ask that you respect and adopt our aims and values. Our ultimate aim is to have a waste-free event where no rubbish from the event ends up as landfill by maximising recycling and reduction practices.

Highlights from the May 2021 Green Heart Fair

20,000

attendees

94%

attendee satisfaction

1.37m

media impressions

120

exhibitors and sponsors

18,000+

online fans

232,255

people reached through social media

Please note:  
– Charities and community groups can submit an expression of interest to exhibit by contacting the events team. All applications are subject to approval.  
– Event organisers reserve the right to refuse any applications that do not fit with the purpose and guidelines of the event. 

Sponsors

Supporters

FAQs

What is the Green Heart Fair?
The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s favourite sustainable living community event, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents to come and enjoy.

The Fair welcomes more than 120 leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts to share information and knowledge with Brisbane residents on how to live more sustainably. Fair goers are treated to heaps of fun activities and entertainment throughout the day with a jam-packed schedule.
Where is the Fair located?
Victoria Park / Barrambin (access via Gilchrist Avenue, Herston)
When is the Fair on?
9am-3pm, Sunday 29 May, 2022
Is there an entry fee?
No, the Green Heart Fair is a free community event. This includes free entry, activities and workshops.
How do I find out what is on at the Fair?
A full program will be online soon. Program signs will also displayed throughout the Fair grounds.
Is the Fair all ages?
The Fair welcomes all ages for a jam-packed day with something everyone.
What’s the best way to get to the Fair?
The easiest way to get to the Fair is walking, cycling or using public transport. To plan your journey on public transport, visit the Translink website or call 13 12 30.
If you are cycling in, plan your route with Cycling Brisbane’s route planner or their Riding in Brisbane guide.
Where can I park?
There will be limited free parking available on the fair site. Please follow directions from the traffic controllers.
Street parking is also available on the surrounding streets. Please follow Brisbane City Council residential parking rules to ensure effective traffic flow and local access.
Will there be ATM facilities?
Yes, an ATM is located next to the food trucks.
Will there be disabled access and facilities?
Accessible toilets and footpaths will be located at the fair, see the sitemap for locations.
What if I need an interpreter?
An Auslan interpreter will be onsite. If you require assistance, please see the information booth.
Can I bring my own food and drinks?
You’re welcome to BYO food and non-alcoholic beverages. We also have a range of gourmet food trucks offering delicious meals and drinks. Please note, this is an alcohol-free event.
Will there be water fountains available?
The sale of single use plastic water bottles is banned at the Fair. There are hydration stations onsite for free water refills all day long.
Are dogs allowed at the Fair?
Yes, however they will need to be on a leash as the Fair is held in a Brisbane City Council park and park rules apply. If your four-legged friend gets thirsty, be sure to visit the doggy hydration stations at the Information Tent and the Preserve Every Drop zone.
What if I need First Aid?
If you require assistance, find a First Aid officer in the Information Marquee. See the site map for exact location.
What about COVID safety?
Keeping our community safe and healthy is so important to us so the Green Heart Fair will operate in compliance with the latest COVID guidelines.
To facilitate an event that complies with current COVID guidelines, the organisers of Green Heart Fair will have the following safe event practices in place: 
Regular professional cleaning of high touch points areas throughout the site 
Provision of hand sanitising stations throughout the site 
Electronic payment methods preferred

Protecting you from COVID-19: 
Practise physical distancing 
Wash hands regularly with soap and water 
Keep surfaces clean 
Cough or sneeze into your arm 
Stay home if you are unwell and get tested 

Please comply with current Queensland Health directives when attending the Fair.
Who do I contact regarding lost property?
For any lost or found items at the Green Heart Fair see the Information Tent on the day, or following the Fair email events@sustainablebrisbane.com.au
How can I sponsor or become an exhibitor at the Fair?
Click here for more information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.
Can I volunteer at the Fair?
We are always looking for dedicated people to help us make the Green Heart Fair run as smoothly as possible. For more information on volunteering and to apply click here.
How can I contact the organisers?
In the lead up to the Fair please email the events team or call 0447 353 559. To speak with any event staff on the day, visit the Information Booth.
Who runs the Green Heart Fair?
The Green Heart Fair is proudly managed by Brisbane Sustainability Agency on behalf of Brisbane City Council.
What should I bring to the fair?
Hat and sunscreen (sunscreen is also available at the Information Marquee)
Reusable water bottle
Reusable coffee cup
A smile
Where can I find out more about keeping Brisbane clean and green?
The Brisbane City Council website has a number of resources to help you find out what you can do at home and in the community to make Brisbane cleaner, greener and more sustainable

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