Upcoming Events

There are always lots of Vegan-related events around the region!  Come along to learn, share and meet like-minded people.

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What’s happening?:

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Want to go further afield?  Check out: http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/events

Animal Defenders Office Presentation: Licence to Kill – Wednesday, 26 April 2017

This presentation will examine recent changes in the regulation of wildlife in NSW and the ACT. The ADO will explore why these changes make it easier to harm and harder to defend wild animals, and how the Eastern Grey Kangaroo is the main target of the new measures.

Cost: FREE

Location & Time:

Griffin Centre
Level 2, 20 Genge Street, Canberra City, ACT
Wednesday, 26 April at 6.30pm


Tara Ward, Director, Animal Defenders Office & Mike Rosalky, Lawyer, Animal Defenders Office

Tara Ward is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Animal Defenders Office. Tara is a member of the Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (ACT Government), the ANU Animal Ethics Committee, and Voiceless’ Legal Advisory Council. Tara teaches Animal Law at the University of NSW, and is a co-founder and organiser of the Living Green Festival, Canberra’s long-running cruelty-free festival.

Mike Rosalky volunteers as a lawyer and director for the Animal Defenders Office, a not-for-profit animal law centre based in the ACT. Mike assists and advises clients about animal law matters, speaks to groups about the animal law framework in Australia, and advocates for animal law reform through public forums and meetings with ministers. Outside this role, Mike works as a government lawyer.

Combined Vegan ACT and ALACT General Meeting ALL Welcome! – Thursday, 27 April 2017

Come along to the first combined Animal Liberation ACT/Vegan ACT General Meeting this Thursday from 6pm – free Vegan refreshments provided!

Meetings are held monthly to reflect on the work both local organisations have done, to look toward what’s in store and connect Canberrans wanting to learn or lend a hand with the important work of Animal Liberation ACT and Vegan ACT.

We hope to see you there, for the animals! 🐙🐷🐱🐵🐮🐔🐨🐟🐰
Thursday April 27th, 6pm – 7pm. Room 9, Level 2, Griffin Centre, Genge St, Civic, ACT

Support ALACT Vegan Day Out Cake Stall – Saturday, 29 April 2017

ALACT Vegan Day Out Cake Stall

Saturday, 29 April 2017 10:00 am

@ The Cruelty Free Shop 3/24 Mort Street Braddon

Creator: Animal Liberation ACT

ALACT are having a second cake stall to raise funds for the animals during the inaugural Vegan Day Out! From 10am until sold out.  All money is put back into campaigning for, and supporting, the animals.  So bring a Tupperware container and stock up on incredible, mouth-watering vegan goodies while raising funds for vegan education and the freedom of animals everywhere.

Bakers, once again, we need your scrumptious creations to make this a success! There are so many eager people just waiting to try your ware! Please bring them on the morning (if you need other arrangements please let us know and we will see what we can do). Add a list of ingredients with your delights.

We also need volunteers to help with the stall – even if it is only for half an hour on your way around the Vegan Day Out. Come down and enjoy the day – swing past the cake stall as you make your way around the brand new Vegan Day Out!

Saturday 29 April, 10am-until sold out
Canberra Cruelty Free Shop: Shop 3, 24 Mort Street, Braddon
Proceeds to Animal Liberation ACT

Check out some pictures of ALACT’s last bake sale:

Vegan Day Out in Canberra – Saturday and Sunday, 29 & 30 April 2017

Vegan Day Out in Canberra! 29 & 30 April

Saturday, 29 April 2017 9:00 am

@ 24 Mort St, Braddon ACT 2612, Australia

Creator: The Cruelty Free Shop

Join us for a weekend-long celebration of everything vegan!

On Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April, local cafes and businesses will be offering vegan themed specials. We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, free coffees, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, wine tastings and so much more.

Here’s how it works:

Collect your free Vegan Day Out map from the Cruelty Free Shop (Shop 3, 24 Mort Street, Braddon) on Saturday 29 (9am-6pm) or Sunday 30 (10am-5pm) April. This will include the vouchers to use for special offers at participating outlets. You’ll need to show this at each participating business to claim your discount or special offer.

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

Please note: as hundreds of products in store will be discounted already, no further discounts will be available over the weekend (e.g. Vegancard, Vegan Society membership etc.).

If you’ve been before, you’ll know why we’re so excited. If this is your first VDO, you’re in for a treat!

Make sure to invite your friends to this event page! Let’s make this bigger and better than ever!

April Vegan Book Club: The Humane Economy – Sunday, 30 April 2017

Come along to the Vegan ACT book club in April to discuss The Humane Economy.

Even if you don’t end up reading the book, you are more than welcome to come along for a coffee and a chat about the general theme.



Vegan Coffee & Cake – Second Wednesday of every month in 2017 (Next: 10 May 2017)

Monthly coffee & cake meetup. Come and meet fellow vegans and those interested in veganism over a cuppa for a chat.

Despite the name we often eat more than just cake and drink more than coffee – all welcome!

Please be mindful that this event is vegan-friendly. You don’t need to be vegan to attend, however we request that you order vegan food & drink at this event.

For upcoming Coffee and Cake Meetups, go to:  https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Canberra-Veg-Events/#upcoming

May Coffee and Cake

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 PM

Cafe Essen
5/6 Garema Pl, Civic Canberra, AU

7 Members Attending

Monthly coffee & cake meetup. Come and meet fellow vegans and those interested in veganism over a cuppa for a chat.Despite the name we often eat more than just cake and drink more than coffee – all welcome!Please be mindful that this event is vegan-friendly. You don’t need to be vegan to attend, however we request that you order vegan food & drin…

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Voiceless Animal Law Lecture: Meatonomics – Thursday, 11 May 2017

When:  6:30pm – 8pm  (doors open at 6pm), Thursday 11 May 2017

Where:  Australian National University, Weston Theatre, JG Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing, Acton

Could a tax on meat help reduce the consumption of animals, ease environmental pressures and improve people’s health? 

Few Australians are aware of the economic forces behind the production of meat, fish, eggs, and dairy.

Animal food producers rely on government subsidies, artificially-low prices, and influence over legislation and regulation to provide cheap meat, eggs and dairy products.

As a result, Australians incur massive hidden costs associated with every animal product that are not visible at the checkout.

These additional costs relate to animal suffering, damage to the environment and human health.

The 2017 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will examine the real costs of animal agriculture, and ask the question – could a tax on meat be the answer?

To answer this question and challenge the current system is lawyer and author of Meatonomics, David Robinson Simon.

For this exclusive Australian Lecture Series, David Robinson Simon will discuss how US meat and dairy producers have influenced markets and consumer behaviour, and how Australian producers have already begun adopting US tactics.

The 2017 Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series will visit seven Australian capital cities this May. Seating is limited. Buy your tickets today!

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ADO Seminar – Animals: The forgotten victims of domestic violence – Thursday, 18 May 2017

This seminar will discuss the links between animal abuse and domestic violence, and why animals, domestic violence victims, and the community would benefit from independent enforcers of animal protection laws.

This event is presented by the Animal Defenders Office.


  • When: Thursday 18 May 2017, at 5.30pm
  • Where: ACT Law Society, Level 4, 1 Farrell Place, Canberra City
  • Cost: $25 per person (includes drinks and vegan canapes)
  • Members will earn 1 CPD unit in Core Area 4
  • RSVP by: Tuesday 16 May 2017

Tickets:  https://www.actlawsociety.asn.au/events/event/animals-the-forgotten-victims-of-domestic-violence

Leaflet at the Million Paws Walk with ALACT – Sunday, 21 May 2017

Vegan Leafleting at the Million Paws Walk

Many of those who care about dogs and cats don’t realise that other animals are just as sentient, intelligent and emotional as the animals we share our homes with. ALACT will be at the Million Paws Walk at Lake Burley Griffin to highlight the issues faced by animals used for food. We need lots of volunteers to help hand out vegan flyers- with the option of dressing up in one of a fabulous animal costumes!

Further details will be shared closer to the time.

Sunday, 21 May
Lake Burley Griffin