Exploring Country and Community - A Road Trip in South East Australia


Join us out on a local journey, connecting with alternative, sustainable, and indigenous communities, and our incredible natural environment.

 We’ll visit existing alternative communities, important indigenous sites, forests, and beaches; we’ll share stories and learn from locals about indigenous knowledge, sustainability, permaculture, living off-grid, and what it means to create and live in community.

We’ll travel via coaster bus, setting up our own camping accommodation along the way. When visiting communities we’ll make a contribution to current projects and get involved in return for some sit down conversations about the triumphs and challenges faced. 

We’ll eat local produce, learn local ways, and connect with inspirational people spending just a few nights in each location.

Contact Ben or Sophie to register your interest: global@ceres.org.au or sophie@ceres.org.au

How much will it cost? $1280 for the 10 the day journey, which includes all meals, transport, campsites, and engagements.

The trip will be departing from and arriving back at CERES in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

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Class Schedule

Dates: April 14th-23rd 2017

What you will learn
  • What its like to live on an intentional community
  • About permaculture and sustainability in action
  • The ongoing relevence and importnance of sacred Indigenous sites
What you will get
  • Travel with a small group of like minded people
  • Connect with land and community
  • Build knowledge of sustainability in practice right here in Victoria.
  • Through indigenous guidance foster a deep connection to land and country

What to bring
  • Tent, sleeping bag, camping mattress, camping cup bowl and cutlery.
  • Enough comfortable and casual clothes for 10 days along with sturdy footwear
  • An open heart and mind
What to wear

Casual and comfortable clothes for sitting in the bus, working in the garden or walking through the forests.


CERES Education

Vendor since 2016

CERES – Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

We are a not-for-loss community business. We run extensive environmental education programs, urban agriculture projects, green technology demonstrations and a number of social enterprises including a market, grocery, café, community kitchen, organic online supermarket and a permaculture and bushfood nursery.

CERES (pronounced ‘series’) is a place where people come together to share ideas about living well together, and directly participate in meeting their social and material needs in a sustainable way. Through social enterprises, education and training, employment and community engagement, CERES provides the means by which people can build awareness of current local and global issues, and join in the movement for economic, social and environmental sustainability.

For thousands of years the Wurundjeri people lived on the land where CERES now stands. The Merri Creek was a focus of their lifestyle, a place to swim and play and a vital source of food. Following the European invasion, the Victorian gold rush and the growth of Melbourne city, the site was quarried for bluestone then turned into a landfill site… As industry moved in the water became polluted and the trees and wildlife disappeared.

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