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.  

Don’t miss the Green Heart Fair at Victoria Park / Barrambin (access via Gilchrist Avenue, Herston) on Sunday 29 May. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates!  

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

What’s On

There is so much to see and do at Brisbane’s favourite sustainable living festival. Click here for the main program and on the + symbols below to check out what is happening at each of the Green Heart Fair stages and zones.

Brisbane City Council
Brisbane City Council will be providing information to residents about how to live more sustainably including  reduced and smarter energy use, reduce waste, protecting Brisbane native plants and animals, being water smart and sustainable travel. This will help create a clean and green Brisbane.

– 3000 Free Native Plant Giveaway
– Green Community Engagement
– Healthy Waterways
– EMS & Pollution Control
– Environment Centres
– Geckoes Wildlife
– Urban Forest
– Major Projects – Murrarie International Cycle Park
– Invasive Species
– Weeds information and management
– Council’s Electric Truck
– Council’s Vintage Chevy Truck
Live on the Green
9am Live music: Little Mountains

10am Welcome to Country – Ceremonial Welcome to Country Aunty Theresa – Turrbal/Jagera and Danggan Balun Traditional Elder/Custodian

10.30am dirtgirl and scrapboy stage show

11am Live music: Little Mountains

12pm Urban Utilities “Water Warriors” Every Drop Counts stage show

12.30pm Live music: Little Mountains

1pm  dirtgirl and scrapboy stage show

1.30pm Urban Utilities “Water Warriors” Every Drop Counts stage show

2pm Live music: Little Mountains
Resilient Home Zone
This year the festival will have a new zone dedicated to helping residents create resilient homes. 
If you’re still on the road to recovery or want to prepare for future floods, come along to the Fair where you can learn about practical solutions including adopting flood resilient design, techniques and building materials to ‘build back better’. 

Flood Resilient Homes
Brisbane City Council’s Flood Hub

Talk to a Planner
Brisbane City Council

Build Back better
JDA Co
Evolved Construction

Other services
Birdie’s Tree
State Emergency Services (SES)
Rural Fire Service (RFS)
City Resilience
Green Home Living Zone
The Green Home Living Zone will feature expert talks and stalls on sustainable living for all households.

9am Small changes making a global impact and how to set up a community garden – Renae McBrien – Tarragindi Community Garden 

9.30am Bees – Where to begin and what’s right for you? – Jack Stone, Bee One Third 

10am Stop using plastic – Ned, Turtle Tribe 

10.30am Build Back Better – JDA x Evolved Q&A 

11am Sugar-free jam making – Valerie Pearson, Green Living Australia  

11.30am DIY furniture building with reclaimed timber – Dickson Lee, Mallow Sustainability 

12pm Lowering your household emissions – Brisbane Carbon Challenge , Champion Household Q&A with Liz Cantor 

12.30pm How Repair Cafes can help you fix stuff! – Professor Leanne Wiseman, Griffith University & Les Barkla, Repair Cafe Redcliffe Peninsula 

1pm Build Back Better – JDA x Evolved Q&A 

1.30pm Renovating a Queenslander for energy efficiency: lesson from an energy modeler turned builder – Brett Beeson, PhiSaver 

2pm Kim Chi making – Valerie Pearson, Green Living Australia  

Exhibitors

Bee One Third – Bees and Honey Tasting
– Bee One Third – Beehives with native stingless bees
Boomerang Bags
Bokashi Ninja
Brandition
Brisbane Carbon Challenge
Composta Australia
Department of Environment and Science
Direct Compost Solutions
Fibre for Good (Bunya Cottage Creations)
Food Connect Brisbane
Frog in a Teacup
Green Living Australia
Griffith University Australian Repair Network
Healthy Focus Eco Store
Hi Vibe Water (Mobile Hydration Station)
Hurley Architects
Officeworks ft. –World’s Biggest Garage Sale
Reef Safe (Hey I’m Vegan)
Southern Cross University (SCU) – Solar Sunflower + Electric Kombi + Display
Swanborough Funerals
The Turtle Tribe
UV Power
Vessel Nundah
Preserve Every Drop Zone sponsored by Urban Utilities
Be sure to visit Urban Utilities in the Preserve Every Drop Zone to get some water-savvy gardening tips, see their Poo Car – Australia’s first poo powered vehicle and enter their competition to win a sustainable wicking bed! 

Remember to pack your reusable water bottle and fill up at their hydration stations. You can also bring your pooches to their Doggy Hydration Station to keep your four-legged friends hydrated all day.

And don’t miss the Urban Utilities Water Warriors performing at the Live on the Green stage at 12pm and 1:30pm.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Zone
Learn how you can make sure nothing goes to waste in your home, including food! 

Prevent. Reuse. Recycle Program

All day Test your bin knowledge game

10am Recycling food waste

11am dirtgirl and scrapboy meet and greet

1pm Reducing waste in school lunches

1.30pm dirtgirl and scrapboy meet and greet

2.30pm Love your leftovers

Exhibitors

Waste Education
Brisbane City Council’s Reduce Reuse Rethink
Containers for Change
Brisbane City Council – Litter & Illegal Dumping
Eco Kids’ Zone
Your little one has plenty of options to stay entertained in the Eco Kids’ Zone…

Exhibitors

– Art for earthlings
Brandition’s Mini putt putt and giant games
– Brisbane City Council Pop Up Library
– Gracie the Green Tree Frog
– Little Green Thumb’s Colourful Minds Painting Program
– Little Kickers
– Magical Park
– Make your own Grass Heads
– Nature Play Weaving Workshop
– Parents Room
– Story Book corner
– Veggie Patch Program
– Wild Rangers Wildlife
Move for Less Zone
The Move for Less Zone will be taking transport to the next level, showcasing low-cost and sustainable transport options including two and four-wheel electric vehicles.

Exhibitors

Benzina Zero
Brisbane Metro
Green Bridges Program
Translink
Volvo Cars Brisbane North
Sustainable Shopping Zone
Reduce your fashion footprint and pick up some preloved clothing from Yesterday’s Thrift shops pop up in the new Sustainable Shopping Zone. With 10 racks of recycled clothing to peruse and plenty of shoes and accessories on offer, you’ll be able to get a head-to-toe look for a lot less.
Other Exhibitors, Food Trucks & Community Groups
Exhibitors

Brisbane Sustainability Agency
– Cup Café by Mallow Sustainability
– Junior Ranger Sustainability Quest
Victoria Park Archway
Victoria Park Project
– Waste sorting Station by Mallow Sustainability

Food Trucks

BRISVEGANS (V)
Café Cartel Coffee and Sweets
Catch & Kiss Seafood
CHEF 365
Double Park Sidecar Coffee
– Dutch Treats
– Fresh Gozleme
Gelato a Go-Go
G-free donuts
Grass Fed Vegans (V)
Hierba Santa
Juice Power
-Mobile Coffee Pod
Mr Whippy Ice Cream (GF)
Neshama Catering (GF, V)
New Farm Rotary BBQ
Precious Coffee (Vic Park Display)
Rolls Pho Mi (GF, V)
Socal Tacos
The Vood Kitchen

Community Groups

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors
Brisbane Catchments Network
Brisbane Tool Library
Donate Life
I Want a Greyhound
Nature Freedom
Northey Street City Farm
Paws & Brooks Nature Sanctuary
RSPCA
Tarragindi Community Garden
The Brahma Kumaris

Handmade Markets by BrisStyle 

Brisbane’s best artisans will showcase their finest collections of crafty handmade trinkets and oddments galore. Meander through the stalls of emerging and established local artisans, all 100% locally made. Learn more about these artisan markets at BrisStyle.
Site Map
Click here to map out your day across the rolling hills of 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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