Steps to Sustainability Conference 2018

Event date: 
Friday, 2 March 2018 - 8:45am
Event location: 
Melbourne Zoo, Parkville

Friday 2 March 2018    

Key Note presentations are attached at end of this page:
Rob Gell

Join 150 teachers, parents, local government officers and educators to experience a wide variety of school sustainability examples and experiences including state, catholic, independant, ELC, Primary, Secondary, metro and regional schools. Presenters are from schools and early learning centres who have recently started on their sustainability journey through to those who have been the leaders for numerous years.

This conference is suitable for all participants interested in school and ELC sustainability

who would like to learn real life experiences from other teachers and educators. The Conference streams will include presentations and workshops on The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The conference will use a variety of the Zoo's educational spaces so be ready for walking and for glimpsing 'behind the scene' experiences.

Organisers encourage you to use sustainable transport options (details on the booking page). 5-hour City of Melbourne parking is available and it will be the responsibility of the participant to move their vehicle as required.

Our event is waste wise.


Cost is $70 (plus GST and online booking fee). Morning tea, lunch and entry to the Zoo included in ticket.



To book your place CLICK HERE

To view the Conference Program  CLICK HERE  
Presenter Nomination form  CLICK HERE 
Stall Holder Nomination form CLICK HERE 


Participants who register before 23 February 2018 will be eligible for a $500 Sustainability School Project grant or a War on Waste school event kit. The Organising Committee are still finalising details with Bendigo Bank who are funding these sustainability grants. When details are confirmed an email with information will be sent to everyone who has registered. 

Your organising committee from Catholic Education Melbourne, Zoos Victoria, Sustainability Victoria, Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Louis de Montfort Primary School, Environment Education Victoria and CERES look forward to your attendance.

Need further information? Please contact lead event organisers:

Karen Jones, Port Phillip EcoCentre P: 03 9525 3102 E:

Julie Wynne, St Louis de Montfort Primary School P: 03 9580 5169 E:


POST CONFERENCE opportunity:
Fantastic day out on the SV Pelican on Sunday 4 March as a post-conference field trip. Its a unique opportunity to explore our blue backyard with experts aboard.
Steps to Sustainability Conference flyer 2 March 2018.pdf619.75 KB
Keynote Rob Gell_Sustainability Steps 2018.pdf3.31 MB