Vegan festivals, markets and conferences

The number of special vegan events in Australia is increasing every year. Below we list the major events occurring in Australia. Most are on every year, although monthly vegan markets are starting to appear.

These are all individually organised events and are run by incredibly hard working teams of volunteers. Please get in touch with the organisers if you would like to help out.

If you know of any other major events in Australia please get in touch and let us know.

As well as these major events, we also list hundreds of other upcoming events, from vegan outreach, street activism, talks and films to dinners, picnics, walks, cooking classes and many more.

Major vegan festivals

(in clockwise order around Australia, starting in Queensland)


Alive Plant Based Festival, NSW Central Coast
(last Saturday of March and September each year)

The Ahimsa Festival, Wisemans Ferry
28 September to 1 October 2018

Living Green Vegan Markets, Canberra
Sunday 7 April 2019

Spring Vegan Festival, Melbourne
(yearly) Sunday 16 September 2018

VeganFest Tasmania, Hobart
(yearly) Sunday 4 November 2018

Vegan Festival Adelaide
(yearly) 26 to 27 October 2019

Vegan markets

Brisbane Vegan Markets
Second and fourth Sunday of every month

Sydney Vegan Market, Moore Park
Third Sunday of every month

Big Vegan Market, Melbourne
(yearly) 11 to 12 May 2019

Vegan Market of Melbourne
First Saturday of every month


Youth Animal Rights Conference, Melbourne
22 September 2018 

Animal Activists Forum
(yearly) 19 to 20 October 2019 

If we have missed any major events please get in touch and let us know.

And don't forget Vegan Australia's up-to-date list of vegan events. There are hundreds coming up in the next few months all around Australia.

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