Japón – Matsuri #6 – Weekend Warriors – Saturday, 13 April 2019

When: Saturday, 13 April 2019 from 17:00-21:00

Where: Highgate Lane Bake House, Green Square, Kingston 2604

It’s common for people to eat okonomiyaki and yakisoba with their friends and family on weekends, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do!

Our 6th pop-up is just around the corner and we’ve put together an all star vegan Japanese menu including the well known okonomiyaki!

Yuzu, the mysterious Japanese citrus really drew the crowd at our last event, so we’ve brought it back for a simpler drink to compliment the rest of the food.

A portion of the proceeds from each meal sold will go to Possum Wood. You can find more information about the great work they do here: http://possumwood.com.au/

Mother’s Day Charity Picnic for Little Oak Animal Sanctuary – Sunday, 12 May 2019


Join us in celebrating all Mothers at our charity Mother’s Day Picnic!

​Enjoy a day out with family and friends set against Canberra’s beautiful autumn backdrop

With Live Music, and Kids face painting, grab a Veggie Sausage sandwich, pack your own lunch OR Pre-order your picnic lunch from a selection of delicious animal friendly picnic favourites for collection on the day

SUNDAY MAY 12 2019 | 12PM-3PM



(covers the cost of our live entertainment and face painting)

All proceeds go to support rescue animals at Little Oak Animal Sanctuary


Easter Vigil – Saturday, 20 April 2019


The Easter egg symbolises new life, fertility and rebirth.

Ironically, day old male chicks in the egg industry are gassed or ‘macerated’ (ground up alive), the ‘layer hen’s’ reproductive system is completely exploited and when their egg production slows down, they are sent to slaughter and replaced with young chickens who will suffer the same process.

The Parkwood Egg Facility confines 200,000 lives. Stand with us and Animal Liberation ACT shining light on these unique and intelligent individuals who endure a miserable short life, locked away in windowless sheds.

Bring signs with messages of kindness and hope for these birds and a candle to light in solidarity. LED candles can be more effective if it’s windy.


Vegan ACT & ALACT General Meeting – Thursday, 28 Feb 2019


When: 6:30 – 7:30, Thursday, 28 Feb 2019

Where: Room 9, level 2, Griffin Centre, Genge street, Civic

Come along to our public meeting on Thursday 28 February. It will include an information session on this year’s duck rescue mission, when keen animal activists from around the region will be heading down to the Victorian wetlands over the weekend of 15-17 March. If you’ve ever wanted to take part in this important animal rescue event, come along to this month’s general meeting to find out what’s involved. This will be followed by information on The Living Green Vegan Market which will be celebrating all things Autumn with a new vegan market on Sunday 7 April in the Albert Hall. Come along to support local vegan businesses, and a kinder, more sustainable way of living. Come to this month’s general meeting to find out what’s happening and how to get involved!

Vegan Day Out Bake Sale for Little Oak Sanctuary – Saturday, 9 March 2019


Join Little Oak Sanctuary and the Canberra Cruelty Free Shop on the first Vegan Day Out of 2019 – Saturday March the 9th from 9am!

Together, we’re holding a vegan bake sale to raise much needed funds for the farmed animal residents of Little Oak Sanctuary, and to support our work advocating for all animals!

Time: From 9am as long as the goodies last!
Place: Canberra- 3/24 Mort St, Braddon ACT

If you’d like to bake some sweet or savoury treats for our event drop us a line! All contributions welcome as long as no animal ingredients are used, and we’d love a list of ingredients to make sure allergies are accounted for ♥ ♥

Vegan Bake Sale and Cupcake Competition for Little Oak Sanctuary – Saturday, 9 March 2019


Announcing the “Let them Eat Their Cupcakes” baking competition! As part of our upcoming bake sale at the Cruelty Free Shop on March 9, we are holding a baking competition with two categories – best animal designed baked good and tastiest treat. Every person who buys a treat will be able to submit a vote and the winners of each category will win a Little Oak Animal Sanctuary prize pack! Start thinking about what you’re going to make today!

Autumn Living Green Market – Sunday, 7 April 2019


Come along to the next Living Green Vegan Markets on Sun 7 April in Canberra! Market, food and community stalls plus live entertainment.

Plant-based food from around the globe plus drinks and sweets, ethical and cruelty-free products and services, and not-for-profit stalls promoting social justice issues.

Dogs on leads welcome to the grounds around the Hall.

Ride your bike, catch a bus or if you have to drive, park across Commonwealth Avenue and take the underpass to the Hall.

Share a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals.

www.lgf.org.au – Register as a volunteer!

Sunday 7 April 2019
Albert Hall Yarralumla, Canberra

Press Release:

The Living Green Vegan Market returns for a third time on Sunday 7 April 2019 at the beautiful Albert Hall in Yarralumla from 10am to 3pm. Entry is FREE.

The Living Green Vegan Market features local and interstate businesses selling 100% plant-based food and a range of products containing no animal ingredients and that do not test on animals.

Organiser Tracey Lofthouse describes the market as ethical and cruelty-free. “Everyone wants to be environmentally friendly, and we’ve seen so much behavioural change around this, as well as legislative change, with the plastic bag ban and container deposit scheme. But more and more people are also making the connection between being environmentally-friendly and having a plant-based diet.” Ms Lofthouse said that “Adopting a plant-based (vegan) diet is probably the most effective change anyone could make as an individual to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and live a more compassionate lifestyle.”

Nicole Tikvah, the owner of a new local business and qualified baker who runs Tikvahs Bakery from her modest Southside kitchen, says markets in Canberra make all the long baking hours worthwhile. Ms Tikvah explains “Community markets are a great way to connect with potential clients and also showcase veganism. The Living Green Vegan Market is a fantastic initiative by a small group of like-minded people who care about the environment and getting to know their suppliers. Attendees appreciate good-quality handmade wares and treats that are also beneficial the environment.”

Ms Lofthouse attributed growing awareness of the environmental problems caused by animal agriculture, as well as increasing concern about ethical issues for animals, to the rise more generally of vegan markets and festivals across Australia. “There are now regular vegan markets in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Gosford and Mullumbimby, just to name a few.”

“The weather is looking wonderful for the day, and there is always a great vibe at the Market. We’ll have delicious food on offer including ramen, Greek baked goods and crepes, as well as cakes, chocolate, desserts, coffee and fresh juices. There will be not-for-profit organisations promoting social justice issues, and live entertainment. This is a family-friendly event, and dogs on leads are welcome in the grounds around the hall.”

To recap…

What: The Living Green Vegan Market 
Where: Albert Hall, Canberra
When: Sunday 7 April 2019, 10am-3pm
Why: a kinder shade of green for the planet, animals and humans

Find out more at www.lgf.org.au or https://www.facebook.com/LGFCanberra/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/400551147427990/

Media contact: Tracey Lofthouse 0421 998 327 or Tracey@lgf.org.au 

Queanbeyan Rodeo Protest – Saturday, 9 March 2019


Please join Animal Liberation ACT and the Anti-Speciesist Action Collective to protest the Queanbeyan Rodeo. This outdated and cruel form of entertainment bills itself as a day of “Skills, Spills, and Thrills”. Terrified animals are purposefully harmed to give a ‘good show’, injured, and often die. There is no skill or thrill in this, and the spills are often deadly for the animals forced to participate. Events such as these attempt to normalise exploitation and abuse of animals as a part of country life.

Come along and show solidarity with the animals who have no choice in their participation, and with your fellow activists. Together we can show that those willing to oppose all forms of animal exploitation are growing in number.

For those attending and planning on driving out – if you have extra seats and are willing to carpool please comment and indicate where you may be able to take people from (eg inner north, belco etc). Parking will be busy at the grounds so the fewer cars, the better!

We have signs ready for people to use. If you wish to bring or make your own please do.

This event is not child friendly.

Vegan Day Out – Weekend 9-10 March 2019


☆ Cheap vegan eats, discounts and freebies ☆

The Vegan Day Out is coming back in March!

Braddon businesses will be discounting all your favourite vegan foods, drinks, groceries, fashion and more. It’s perfect for a vegan food crawl, shopping tour and showcasing veganism to friends and family.

When the event starts, we’ll release a map of Braddon & surrounds showing all the participating businesses and their offers. Then you get to enjoy a walking tour while redeeming all your favourite offers on the map.

At the Cruelty Free Shop, we’ll have storewide discounts on hundreds of items plus free food tastings all weekend long.

Please invite your friends and family to help make this a huge Vegan Day Out!

The Cruelty Free Shop, 3/24 Mort St, Braddon
Sat 9 March 9am-5pm
Sun 10 March 10am-5pm

Living Green Twilight Markets – Saturday, 1 December 2018 (Volunteers still needed!)

The Living Green Twilight Market is the first and only of its kind in Canberra. Featuring a delicious range of plant-based food and drinks and market and community stalls promoting cruelty-free and fair-trade products, services, and more. There’ll be live acoustic music and for the first time, vegan beer, wine and cheese! Whether you’re on your way to a night out or are looking to stay for the whole time, come and celebrate a kinder shade of green with us at Canberra’s Living Green Twilight Market and support the small businesses that support you. Brought to you by the Living Green Festival (ACT) Inc.

How you can help make this unique Market a success:
Promote and share the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2187478321495748/
Put up a poster, available at: https://www.lgf.org.au/
Bring your friends and family on the day!
Bring shopping bags and containers to take all the good stuff home
Free Entry. Visit www.lgf.org.au or https://www.facebook.com/LGFCanberra/ for more information.

We need your help! 
Get involved by volunteering at the Living Green Twilight Market on Saturday the first of December 
All volunteers get a free voucher!

Register here:

You can also help by flyering or postering for the event this weekend, and by sharing the event on Facebook and inviting your friends.

If you have any questions, please message the page or email michelle@veganact.org.au

Thank you!

Support Lucky Stars Charity Stall for Drought Relief – Weekend of 1 & 2 December 2018

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/316827385778882/

When:  9 to 5 on 1 (Sat) and 2 (Sun) December 2018

Welcome to our charity stall at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets!

We will have a variety of new and used items available for sale with all proceeds going directly to drought relief for our animal residents 💫 . There will be loads of items that are vintage and retro.

At the Fyshwick markets that are a lot of vegan options including two of our favourites, Krofne (vegan donuts 😍) and Piccolo Market Coffee Shop.

Plant-Based Diets Workshop – Monday, 3 December 2018

When:  6pm-8pm Monday, 3 December 2018

Where: Weston Creek Community Centre, Parkinson St, Weston

Plant-based diets have been linked to lower risk of obesity and many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammation and cancer. Eating a plant-based diet reduces harm to animals and is better for the environment.

This workshop will suit those thinking of eating more plant based meals or already on a vegan or vegetarian diet and wanting to make sure they are getting all the nutrients they need.

Linda is an experienced vegan dietitian who will help build your plant based nutrition confidence and conquer uncertainty.

Topics covered in the workshop:
– Evidence based benefits of plant based diets
– Major nutrition concerns and how to achieve a balanced plant based diet.
– A guide to vegan/vegetarian protein sources
– Maximizing nutrient absorption
– How to put it all together including many plant based meal and snack ideas


Who:  Linda Smillie (Bsc, Grad Dip Nut Diet) is a Canberra based Accredited Practising Dietitian with 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors. For the last 10 years she has run her own Canberra-based private practice and specialises in nutritional disorders of the gastrointestinal system and plant based diets.

She currently works within a private gastrointestinal clinic at Garran. Linda follows a whole food plant-based vegan diet for health, ethical and environmental reasons. “ I encourage my clients to eat real, wholesome foods where possible. I can give you practical ideas about how to improve your diet to help you reach your health goals.

For appointments and enquiries call GastrotrACT, Garran on 6234 7900

Escape the Race – Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/584111722043962/

Looking for somewhere in Canberra to escape the Melbourne Cup disgrace?

Enjoy a vegan BBQ (by gold coin donation if you can!) with some like-minded folks, hosted by Animal Liberation ACT and Vegan ACT, as we say ‘Nup to the Cup’ at Glebe Park in Civic on Tuesday 6 November between 1:30-4pm. 🙂

There is no need to bring any food to share, but if you do – please ensure it is vegan!

For more info about why horse racing and the Melbourne Cup is animal abuse, please visit www.horseracingkills.com

There will also be a Melbourne Cup protest at Thoroughbred Park from 10.30am – 12pm hosted by Anti-Speciesist Action Collective – Canberra if you’d like to participate.

Enquiries please message Vegan ACT or Animal Liberation ACT

Working Bee at A Poultry Place with Vegan ACT – Sunday, 28 October 2018

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/263473547649685/

When:  10am-2pm, Sunday 28 October 2018

Come and help out for the day at A Poultry Place for another Vegan ACT Working Bee!

This is unique opportunity to visit the region’s oldest vegan sanctuary, as it is not usually open to the public.
In exchange for your help for the day, you get to meet the residents, learn some of their stories and the workings of a sanctuary, and most of all to give a little of your time to make a contribution for the animals, and the people who dedicate their lives to helping them. Vegan ACT also provides a BBQ lunch after which there is a full tour of the sanctuary.

Directions will be given when you RSVP, some lifts may be available, but please ask ahead.
There are quite a range of tasks to help with, so if you have any needs or limitations in this regard please get in touch and we will ensure a suitable task is allocated to you. 🙂

Please PM Michelle Isobel or email contact@veganact.org.au for any queries or to RSVP.

Fundraising Sausage Sizzle & Bakesale @ Dickson Shops! – Saturday, 15 December 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2237966426488395/

Come along to Dickson Shops on Saturday 15th December; grab yourself a delicious animal-friendly (vegan) sausage sanga, some delicious sweet treats or some Little Oak merchandise and in doing so, help us raise much needed funds for Little Oak Sanctuary!

If you’d like to contribute some vegan baked goods to the sale, please message us via the Little oak facebook page!

When:  Saturday, 15 December 2018 from 09:00-16:00

Buck the Rodeo – Sunday, 4 November 2018

Facebook event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/302894773639347/

WHERE: Bungendore Park (we will walk to the showground together)
WHEN: Sunday 4th November – 14:00–16:00

Please join Animal Liberation ACT, Vegan ACT and the Anti-Speciesist Action Collective to protest the Bungendore Rodeo. This outdated and cruel form of entertainment bills itself as a day of “Skills, Spills, and Thrills”. Terrified animals are purposefully harmed to give a ‘good show’, injured, and often die. There is no skill or thrill in this, and the spills are often deadly for the animals forced to participate. Events such as these attempt to normalise exploitation and abuse of animals as a part of country life.

Come along and show solidarity with the animals who have no choice in their participation, and with your fellow activists. Together we can show that those willing to oppose all forms of animal exploitation are growing in number.

Melbourne Cup Protest in Canberra – Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Facebook Event:  https://www.facebook.com/events/333640757213128/

Unite with the Anti-Speciesist Action Collective and Vegan ACT to protest the Melbourne Cup Day races.

The racing industry has operated for over 150 years in Australia without considering the animals exploited for entertainment. Horses suffer tremendously throughout their time as competitors and when their “career” is up, so is their life.

Make it clear that horse racing is a horrendous, cruel sport that needs to end.

WHERE: Thoroughbred Park (outside the gates)
WHEN: Tuesday 6 November – 10:30–12:00