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 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!

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:
Put up a poster, available at:
Bring your friends and family on the day!
Bring shopping bags and containers to take all the good stuff home
Free Entry. Visit or 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

Thank you!

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

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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


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

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


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 for any queries or to RSVP.

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

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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

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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

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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

Queanbeyan Show Protest – Saturday, 10 November 2018

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WHERE: Queanbeyan Showground (outside the gates)
WHEN: Saturday 10 November – 16:30–18:30

As you may have seen, the Queanbeyan Show is shaping up to have some truly atrocious exploitation and abuse of animals on display. From sheep herding by dogs to bullriding and bucking horses, petting zoos to crocodile encounters, it is staggering that any one of these events could be approved, let alone all of them!

Please join us in protest at the main gates (Glebe avenue) from 16:30 to 18:30 on Saturday November the 10th at the Queanbeyan Showground. We are aiming to dissuade individuals from attending this outdated and truly awful event, providing information to those passing through the gates, and letting it be known that there are numerous individuals who oppose these abuses.

Parking will be difficult near the showground so please keep that in mind and where possible, look to carpool. You may find it easier to park on a side street on the other side of Cooma Street and cross over.

For those who cannot attend, please leave comments and reviews on the following page expressing your disgust at this display of selfishness

While you are at it, let their sponsors know you aren’t impressed:

The Pham Sisters at Handmade Canberra – Sat & Sun, 20-21 October 2018

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Hello Canberra,

The Pham Sisters-Vietnamese Vegan Eatery is coming to you for our first time Handmade Canberra Market 20th & 21st Oct.

We will be serving up our mouth-watering Asian Vegan Street Foods with a modern twist from our famous Golden Spring Rolls, Crispy Wontons, Steamed Handmade Dumplings to our signature Vegan BBQ Duck noodles salad, the succulent Vegan Crawfish Banh Mi and so much more delicious dishes will be revealed closer to the date.

You know your meals are sorted at our stall.

There will be some delicious gluten-free options too, so don’t worry XD.

Mark these dates in your calendar now! And can’t wait to see you at this ONE-OF-KIND MARKET!

Human Meat Demonstration – Saturday, 6 October 2018

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Up to 620,000,000 animals are violently slaughtered annually in Australia. Animals who are sentient with social structures, families, they experience consciousness and emotions just like the animals we share our homes with.

But their lives are brutally ended at a fraction of their natural lifespan for humans to unnecessarily consume their flesh and secretions without even batting an eye about the value or significance of their independence and desire to live.

The cognitive dissonance around the world relating to the treatment and use of animals is overwhelming. In this country you can be both arrested and paid for harming and killing animals.

To further explore the comparability that all animals and human’s lives are of equal value we will be demonstrating the perception of human’s being in the position of the animals that suffer needlessly for food and products, while challenging the public to relate to their plate and question their inner morality.

WHO: Conducted by the Anti-Speciesist Action Collective
WHERE: Garema Pl, Canberra
WHEN: 06.10.18, 12pm – 2pm

Donut Day @ Lucky Stars Sanctuary – Sunday, 26 August 2018

When:  12 to 4, Saturday 26 August 2018

Mia (baby Alpaca) invites you to come over meet all of her incredible friends that are in care at Lucky Stars Sanctuary Inc including chickens, pigs, goats, sheep, pigeons and alpacas! Share some love by getting up close and personal with every animal and learn their stories.

At the end of the tour, your will be gifted with vegan donuts from Krofne!! Krofne is a Social Enterprise providing meaningful employment for young adults with Down Syndrome by making delicious donuts including vegan options.

All profits will be donated to the sanctuary to help them provide food and water during the drought.

There are limited places available so please get in quick to not miss out. If you purchase a ticket and are unable to come, it will not be refunded so please let us know and give it to someone else.

The address will be given when purchased a ticket; you are not allowed to share this address with anyone.

ALL donuts will be vegan friendly – we will be providing 100 donuts!

End Live Export Protest March – Tuesday, 21 August 2018

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When:  10:15, Tuesday 21 August 2018

We will assemble behind the old Parliament House, March across the overhead bridge onto the lawns of Parliament House. This IS A PROTEST MARCH!!!!!!!!!
We will have banners, laminated posters and a PA system. SEE YOU THERE

You can also sign a petition here:

Christopher Robin Movie Night Fundraiser for Lucky Stars Sanctuary @ Palace Electric – Thursday, 6 September 2018

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Gather some friends and family for an advanced screening of Christopher Robin, all in support of Lucky Stars Sanctuary. All funds raised from the event will go towards helping rescue and rehabilitate wildlife, domestic, and farm animals.

Please arrive at Palace Electric at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets are $29 + booking free and include a small, vegan-friendly popcorn. A bar is also available if you would like to purchase beverages before the movie.

We’ll have merchandise available on the night and donations are always gratefully accepted.

Wheelchair access and seating available.


Cube of Truth Outreach – Saturday, 11 August 2018 

When:  11:00-1:30, Saturday 11 August 2018

Please meet at the benches adjacent from Impact Comics.

If you are interested in volunteering, join the following group:

The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach.

Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. If you are bringing a laptop or a tablet, please download the following:

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Living Green Vegan Markets – Sunday, 7 October

Come and share a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals at the first ever Living Green Vegan Markets in Canberra!
Where: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
When: Sunday, 7 October – 10-2pm

Ride your bike, catch a bus or if you have to drive park across the road from the Hall & take the underpass to the Hall 🙂

+ Over 25 market stalls with plant-based food & drinks sweet & savoury (including cakes, gelato, smoothies, toasted sandwiches, coffee and dumplings), ethical & cruelty-free products & services, as well as not-for-profit stalls promoting animal adoption, energy solutions and other social justice issues

+ Free live music ~ ~
#akindershadeofgreen #LivingGreenVeganMarkets



The Living Green Festival has celebrated a kinder shade of green for over seven years. Behind the scenes of this major not-for-profit event is a tiny team of dedicated volunteers who put the Festival together in their spare time between working, studying, running other community organisations and other activities.

Unfortunately this year, our little volunteer team is unable to stage the Living Green Festival. However, we are super excited to announce that in its place, we will be running the first ever vegan markets in Canberra!

The Living Green Vegan Markets will take place in the Albert Hall on Sunday 7 October from 10am-2pm. We hope to fill the hall with 100% vegan businesses, and to run the markets on a semi-regular basis thereafter.

So keep the date in your diary, and watch this space for more details coming very soon!

Come and share a kinder shade of green for the planet, humans and other animals at the 8th Living Green Festival!
Where: Albert Hall, Canberra, ACT
When: Sunday, 7 October – 10-2pm
~~~ FREE ENTRY ~~~ ~ ~
#akindershadeofgreen #LivingGreenFestival #2018LGF