October 2017 Events



30 October – 1 November

Beyond Plastic Pollution—Pathways to Cleaner Oceans Conference

When valuable resources float out to sea, they not only pollute the human food chain and detrimentally impact wildlife, they represent a shocking waste of resources, and a financial loss to business and industry. The cost of inefficient recycling systems is already a burden, economically, socially and health-wise. It will only grow worse, weighing heavily on business, government and community. Unless we act now.

For the first time, in the Asia-Pacific region, Boomerang Alliance is convening a conference, bringing together the finest thinkers, change makers and innovators to assess the research, the prognosis, and the solutions to marine plastic pollution.

Can your business or community afford to be the last to know about global best practice regulations; how to reduce the plastic footprint of your business or industry; potential new technologies, alternative materials, and plastic-free pathways?

Let’s build a healthier economy, and a better world, by turning waste into opportunity.

Where: Sydney at Dockside, Cockle Bay

Date: 30 October–1 November

Time: 9am–5pm daily

Tickets: from $250 per day. Purchase from Beyond Plastic Pollution.




18–19 October 

Longford Annual Flower Show & Open Gardens

Displays of roses, irises and other cut flowers, and a well-stocked plant stall.

Where: Longford Town Hall, Wellington St, Longford

Date: 30 October–1 November

Time: Sat 2pm–5pm, Sun 10am–4pm

Contect: 0417 754 117


19 October 

Woolmers Estate Festival of Roses

Thousands of roses to view. plus photography and art exhibit, vintage cars, music, food and wine. Guest speakers and stalls, including plants and craft.

Where: 658 Woolmers Lane, Longford

Date: 19 October

Time: 9am–4pm

Contact: 03 6391 2230



18–19 October 

Warratina Lavendar Farm

Enjoy a stroll through rows or lavendar, and around the homestead garden. Craft demos and stalls, music and food. All proceeds to the Country Fire Authority.

Where: 105 Quayle Road, Wandin North

Date: 18–19 October

Time: 10am–4pm

Contect: 0417 754 117


25-26 October 

Three Rivers Orchid Show

New show highlighting native cymbidiums held in historic hall by three orchid clubs from the Riverina/North East Victoria.

Where: Oddfellows Hall, 231 Sanger St, Corowa

Date: 18–19 October

Time: Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 9am–3pm

Contect: 0417 754 117



8–21 October 

Griffith Garden Festival

Head to griffith this month for its annual spring festival featuring eight open gardens, seasonal regional food, citrus sculptures and cultural festivities. Meet gardening guru Phil Dudman, enjoy cooking classes with foodie Julie ray and enjoy feasts and festivities at the Long Italian Dinner Table.

Where: Griffith

Date: 8–21 October

Deatils: visitgriffith.com.au: 1800 681 141