Local Groups

Western Australia is a big place (even Perth is fairly spread out), so Local Permaculture Groups give people greater opportunities to share experiences, celebrate achievements (and share surplus) as well as overcome challenges.

Belonging to a local group can also provide inspiration and motivation, hands-on practical help, and opportunities to share equipment or swap seeds and cuttings. Lastly, and maybe of greatest value, local groups can provide a sense of comradeship and connectedness.

If you would like to start up a new local group then please read our Starting a Local Group guide.

Also feel free to contact us at any time and we can have a chat to discuss what’s involved.

The most significant benefit in being a local PermacultureWest group is to be covered by our public liability policy. When regular attendees of the regional groups are financial PermacultureWest members and their events are approved as official events, it’s a PermacultureWest meeting and naturally covered under our Public Liability coverage.

We also allocate 50% of your membership fee to your nominated local group as a reward for helping us to help you in your local group.

For your reference, PermacultureWest’s current public liability insurance document can be requested. As a local group you need to notify us that you would like to use the liability policy, and provide the nature of your event and the names of our financial members in your group.