Open Farm Day 2019

Farmer with looking over his sheep

In 2019, our Open Farm Day welcomed over 9000 visitors who experienced what it is like farming in Melbourne's fringe. Farms and businesses across Nillumbik and Whittlesea opened their gates on Sunday 7 April 2019 to provide opportunities for visitors to see working farms, meet local farmers and eat and drink local produce. 

Due to the success of this year's event, we are in the planning stages for the next Open Farm Day. Keep an eye on our social media pages for more announcements. 

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a farmer or eat home-grown produce?

In Nillumbik, we are home to a diverse mix of farms including fruit and veggie farms, livestock and animal farms, orchards and vineyards. Open Farm Day allows you to choose the farms you want to visit to make your own trail and experience:

  • Farm tours
  • Demonstrations
  • Farm animals
  • Product tastings
  • and more…

What you need to know

Open Farm Day is an all-weather event so:

  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Wear covered shoes on all farms
  • Supervise your children at all times
  • Leave your pets at home
  • Stick to designated visitor areas on farms
  • Fill your car up with fuel before you start your Open Farm Day trail.

And remember to:

  • Bring your camera.
  • Bring some cash to purchase some regional farm gate produce. (ATMs available at the Hurstbridge, Doreen and Mernda, and Kinglake branches of Bendigo Bank).
  • Take care; these are working farms, be careful around water bodies and farm equipment and abide by any farm signage
  • Drive safely. Some farms are located on single lane country roads – please be cautious
  • Parking may be linited on the property. If parking on the street/roadside please do so safely.

    Most of all ...have a great day exploring the region!

Open Farm Day event partners

Open Farm Day Event Partners


Open Farm Day prize pack partners

  • FunFields Theme Park

Prize - Funfields Theme Park Family Pass including unlimited rides all day for up to five people. Valid until April 2020

FunFields website

  • Going Green Solutions

Prize - $100 voucher. Let us help you Green Your World! Going Green Solutions has been at the forefront of sustainability for over 10 years. We are always looking for the best eco-friendly products for your homes, businesses and organisations.

Going Green Solutions website

  • Imbue Distillery

    Prize - 1bottle of Gin

Imbue Distillery website

  • Kings of Kangaroo Ground

Prize - 1 Premium Medal 6 Pack of wine and 1 Value 6 Pack of Wine

Kings of Kangaroo Ground website

  • Omaru Alpaca Farm

Prize - A 2 - 3 hour alpaca experience for up to 30 guests.

Omaru Alpaca Farm website

  • Quest Apartments - Bundoora

Prize - Package including an overnight stay for two people in a Studio Apartment including a bottle of wine, Wi-Fi and late midday check out

Quest Apartments - Bundoora website

  • Quest Apartments - Epping

Prize - Package including an overnight stay for two people in a Studio Apartment including a bottle of wine, Wi-Fi and late midday check out

Quest Apartments - Epping website

  • Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre

Prize - Double Pass to Elvis Forever Tribute Show. Damian Mullin, Wednesday 8 May, 11am.

Plenty Ranges Arts & Convention Centre website