Wollongong Permaculture Institute offers small workshops and fun-days to help support our beautiful and resilient community.

The Permaculture Wollongong Institute is a fully independent, industry-endorsed Permaculture and sustainability education organisation with first-hand knowledge of the Illawarra’s unique bio-region and one of the first permaculture food forests in the Illawarra. Life is great when the food is real and your hands get dirty. We aim to create a network of supportive people who care for the environment is the key to our success. “It’s not work when you are having fun” Ted Trainer.

We follow the manual of Bill Mollison, teachings of David Holmgren and Permaculture Australia Association Guidelines. We are student focused and our course notes have evolved over 20 years to meet the needs of students around the world. Some of our local graduates have been very successful in setting up their own permaculture projects and businesses.

Our Permaculture course notes have the knowledge base and experience support of Permaculture Visions International [established in 1993].
We aim to help build resilience in the community, through healthy families and relationships, develop the Australian sense of place and connection to nature and our landscape, and nurture sustainable practice.

Learn more here about our hybrid permaculture training offers.