Murrnong PDC 2020-2021

Course Details

For an overview of the course see here.

The Permaculture Design Course is based on location at Murrnong Farm, and also includes day trips to other active permaculture properties in the region. Murrnong is easily accessible by road or train, just at the end of the Violet Town main street, (google map link here), which is a 1 km walk from the train station. We carpool to access other sites.


2020 Nov 7 & 8, Dec 12 & 13
2021 Feb 6 & 7, Feb 27 & 28, Mar 20 & 21, May 1 & 2, May 29 & 30

We understand that occasionally someone will have a dates clash. If you have to miss more than two of the days, we can arrange something to catch you up.

Course days run from 9am to 4.30pm (you are invited to come for a cuppa beforehand at 8.45).

Free camping

We welcome course participants to camp overnight for each PDC weekend, to reduce travel and enrich the PDC experience. See some of the range of spaces available at Murrnong for camping in Land uses gallery.


We all contribute to the shared lunch. This becomes a highlight and an inspiration for what we have each been able to produce at home, or source locally.

Fruit and nuts from the Murrnong orchard are supplied with morning and afternoon tea.

Produce grown and made at Murrnong Farm is available to purchase.


Earlybird price, before August 31 2020, is $1150, after that the price is $1250 .

This includes 14 days covering all topics required to award you with your Permaculture Design Certificate and give you the thinking tools to develop your own permaculture life practice. 

Bring a friend and pay together, full PDC for two at $2290

Book 3 tickets together for $3405 ($1135 each ticket)

Alternatively reduce bank fees by contacting us for our bank transfer details. We can discuss staged payment if that helps.

If you have done a PDC before, and want to do this one, contact us to discuss a possible discounted price.

If you wish to apply for a concession place, you can write to us. We ask you to describe what you have already done and are doing to live in a self-reliant low consumption way, and how you have begun to educate yourself about permaculture. Please outline your reasons for applying for a concession place,  and your circumstances.