6-8 November

Join the people of the Liverpool Plains and their supporters for a fun family-friendly weekend, bringing people together from far and wide to protect our food bowl, cultural heritage and climate from Shenhua’s mega coal mine.

There will be live music, tours, kids activities, food, plus workshops on local farming, Gomeroi culture and heritage, the risks posed by the Shenhua mine, the skills to defend the Liverpool Plains against the mine… and more!

To ensure you have the most up to date information about Harvest Festival, and to help organisers with numbers, it is important to register. Registering is quick and easy, simply fill out the form on the right. 

Harvest Festival against Shenhua is taking place at “West Garawan” (next to the proposed Shenhua mine site) at Breeza on the Liverpool Plains. The program kicks off at 7pm Friday 6 November, and runs through to 4pm Sunday 8 November. Gates open 12pm Friday for camping set-up.

Peaceful Code

1. We will treat each person (including companies, police and media) with respect.

2. We will celebrate our diversity and keep open to new ideas.

3. We will act responsibly at all times, to encourage a spirit of peacefulness and compassion.

4. We will not use physical violence, threats or insulting language.

5. We will protect our opponents from insults or attack.

6. We will not damage equipment, apparatus or property of others.

7. We will accept responsibility for our actions.

8. We will assert our right to peaceful protest.

Festival rules 

1.  No drinking before 6pm: "A drink is OK, a drunk is not"

2. Strictly no illicit substances.

3. Stay on designated tracks, respect the property and will of our generous hosts.

Toilets and adequate showers will be provided, otherwise come self-sufficient to camp on a hot open plain (eg. bring your tent, sleeping bag, torch, water bottle, and personal items). There are a range of alternative accommodation options in the nearby towns and villages of Quirindi, Gunnedah, Werris Creek or Spring Ridge. All of these options are roughly 20-30 minute drive from the event site. Food will be available on-site either to purchase or via suggested donation to cover costs.

A full program detailing speakers, workshops, and other activities will be sent out in a few weeks - register to receive those updates.

Each day there will be workshops, talks, tours, and fun for the kids throughout. It will be an inspiring and memorable weekend of good times, learning, and the chance to meet new people. On Friday and Saturday evenings there will be quality country music and the option to relax over dinner and a drink on your picnic rug.

From Sydney: 4 ½ hours, via Pacific Motorway and New England Hwy
From Newcastle: 3 hours 15 minutes, via New England Hwy
From Brisbane: 7 1/2 hours, via New England Hwy
From Melbourne: 12 hours, via Newell Hwy
From Canberra: 7 hours, via Pacific Motorway and New England Hwy

There is also a daily train service available from Sydney to Gunnedah.

Register today!

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