• Wed
    7:00 pmFina's Vegetarian Cafe 2 - 339 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065

    Join us at Fina's 2, one of Brunswick Street's newest additions. Fina's 2 is an all vegetarian restaurant with a menu full of delicious and traditional Vietnamese dishes. PLENTY of vegan options and GF options available. Please email jasoncars@hotmail.com or social.events@vegetarianvictoria.org.au to RSVP. Remember, VegVic welcomes everyone regardless of their diet, so bring along an omni friend so they can try some vegetarian food 🙂 People of all different backgrounds and ages come to these social dinners, and many come by themselves so dont be scared if you have no one to go with. VegVic make everyone welcome!

  • Thu
    6:00 pm167 Grattan Street, Carlton

    The Science of the Heart, Compassion and Meditation:

    The magnetic component of the heart’s field is 5000 times stronger than that produced by the brain. The heart rhythms affect our brain’s ability to process information. The heart has 40,000 sensory neurons involved in relaying ascending information to the brain. The heart sends 90% more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. The “heart brain” acts independently of the cranial brain and has extensive sensory capacities. Compassion and meditation have been shown to be very beneficial for maximising human potential. It had resulted in better functioning brains and hearts, which benefits the body as a whole.

    The presentation will focus on;
    * Rediscovery of the ancient secrets of the heart in the Modern Era/Modern Science.
    * Coherence, Entrainment, Brain Hemisphere Synchronisation and the Quantum Field.
    * Why the man labelled “happiest person in the world” by the University of Wisconsin–Madison is a long term Vegan and a meditator.
    * Why prisoners showed 90% less violence on the side of the Maryland prison where inmates were fed a vegan diet.
    * How animal products affect our nerves, causing agitation and restlessness, interfere with our ability to be calm, compassionate, relaxed and affect our ability to meditate.
    * How emotions affect individuals physiologically, and how those emotions affect other people locally and around the world.
    * Studies show global violence reductions during global meditations.
    * Latest Research conducted by the Heartmath Institute.
    * Meditation for reducing stress, improving sleep, improving clarity, providing greater resiliency and effective decision making.

    Vegan all you can eat dinner and talk for only $10!! No need to book- just show up. Get in early though as these events fill up fast! If you have any questions about anything besides Mark's talk (food options, seating, etc...) please contact Mantra Lounge directly as they are organising this.

  • Sat
    7:00 pm221 Moorabool Street, Geelong

    Come and support Dolly's Sister, the newest vegan restaurant in Geelong! Simply Vegan Cuisine brought us the first vegan food bus which travelled around dishing up delicious vegan meals, and have just opened a lovely restaurant on Moorabool Street.

    Please RSVP to jasoncars@hotmail.com

  • Sat
    7:00 pm5th Brunswick Scout Hall, 213A Weston Street, Brunswick

    Come and celebrate Vegetarian Victoria's birthday at the 5th Brunswick Scout Hall on Weston Street, Brunswick. Our organisation has been educating people on the benefits of a plant based diet for the planet, animals and bodies for 17 years now!!

    Party starts at 7.00pm.
    Everyone not out by midnight will be helping to clean up 😛

    EVERYONE is welcome! bring the whole family as this is an alcohol free, kid friendly event.

    Entry is $15 or $7 for children under 12. This includes heaps of food and drink and fun!
    All food and drink will be vegan so we can all enjoy it. You do not have to bring anything yourself, but if you wish to bring any food to share, please ensure it is vegan.

    There will be a monster raffle, giveaways, competitions and lots of prizes 😀
    Please invite your friends 🙂


    We strongly recommend anyone who is gluten free, fructose free or has any other intolerances or allergies to pre-book their ticket so we can accomodate for you.

    Getting there- There are two tram stops VERY close the the hall. Weston/Lygon or Miller/Nicholson are both a short walk from the hall (the hall is located on Weston st in the middle of Lygon and Nicholson).
    Street Parking is available.

  • Thu
    6pm - 8pmMantra Lounge, 167 Grattan St, Carlton
    Think Out Loud -The Signature of Foods - Preventing and Reversing Illness by Mark Doneddu (President of Vegetarian Victoria).
    Thursday 23rd July 6pm.
    $10 with an all you can eat Mantra Lounge Meal.
    No need to book - just turn up.
  • Wed
    7:00 pm99 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065

    July's dinner will be held at Transformers on Wednesday 29th at 7pm. If you are yet to attend Transformer then make this your time and if have been there, we know you'll join us. It's 5 star-vego dining that has been described as recession-proof with its broad appeal. From the decor, menu design and content, originality, presentation, pricing, service and whatever else you imagine 5 star to be, Transformer has it covered. Located just behind the Veggie Bar on Rose St., this place will change the perception of vegetarian fare.

    RSVP to social.events@vegvic.org.au

  • Sat
    1:00 pm52 Madden Grove, Burnley VIC 3121
    The August social lunch will be held at Seratonin Eatery in Burnley. This new vego establishment has a menu that is based around food that releases serotonin, a neurotransmitter linked to wellbeing. Even the décor has hexagons that form the serotonin chemical symbol, featured throughout the cafe.
    RSVP to social.events@vegvic.org.au
  • Wed
    Cruelty Free Shop, 385 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
    On Wednesday August the 26th, The Cruelty Free Shop on Brunswick St. will host another vegan wine and cheese night in August. On the back of the success of last year’s event, we have been asked to repeat the dose. Numbers are strictly limited so only RSVPs to social.events@vegvic.org.au will be certain to be accommodated. With a world of vegan wines and cheeses out there, there is no need to miss out.
    It will be a free event where cheeses and wines are plentiful.
  • Wed
    The Vegie Bowl, 382 Springvale Rd, Forest Hill
    On Wednesday September the 16th VegVic will have its social dinner at The Vegie Bowl, which is on 382 Springvale Rd, Forest Hill. They provide great Chinese style vegetarian and vegan food at a reasonable price.
    RSVP to social.events@vegvic.org.au
  • Sat
    11:00 amChapel Street, Prahran

    Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is undeniably the vegetarian/vegan capital of Melbourne and of Australia. However not many people realise that Chapel Street is quietly making ground in rivaling Brunswick Street for the number one spot.

    On Chapel Street there are veg eateries like Lord of the Fries, Veg Out Time and Green Cup. Just metres off Chapel Street are other Veg Eateries such as Beangreen, the Falafal Man, Kooks Kitchen, Fritz Gelato, Falafel Factory and Simple Seed Eatery. Pana Chocolate is just further up in Richmond just where Chapel Street becomes Church Street. Additionally Prahran Convenience and Lee’s Vegetarian Asian Grocery are now stocking a huge array of Vegan products.

    Not only will you indulge in all the great Vegan food, and drinks, but many of these places mentioned will offer discounts and offers on the day to those on the VegVic tour. Not only that, you will also learn lots of amazing facts about Chapel Street as we walk off the calories, up and down one of the most famous streets in Australia.

    The tour starts off at 11am, Saturday the 26th of September at the Prahran Market (163 Commercial Road, Prahran) in front of Beangreen Vegetarian Café, Shop 804. If you are running late or want to catch up on the tour a little later, call 0430 201 167 to find out where we will be at. The weather forecast for Saturday is for a perfect sunny spring day, with an expected maximum of 20 degrees.

    To RSVP email social.events@vegetarianvictoria.org.au

  • Sun
    Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC 3032
    Join in the celebration of Melbourne's biggest vegan festival on Sunday 1st November at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
    10am - 8.30pm
    Visit www.wvd.org.au for more details!
  • Sat
    1:30 pm452 Glenhuntly Road, Elsternwick

    This month, we're having lunch at World Vegetarian! This restaurant only opened in September, so it will be awesome to show them our support this early on! Join us for lunch to meet some great new people or catch up with friends.

    The restaurant is vegetarian with quite a few vegan options. They aim to provide healthy and nutritious food, basing their model on their sister's successful restaurant in the USA. Find out more and check out their menu here: http://www.worldvegetarian.com.au/

    Please RSVP by emailing social.events@vegetarianvictoria.org.au

    This event is open to all, so please feel free to bring your non-veg friends and family, and don't be afraid to come alone, we'll look after you.

  • Sun
    1:00 pmCurtain Square, corner of Rathdowne and Curtain Streets, Carlton

    This year's Greet 'n Graze will be held at Curtain Square, Carlton. Come along and bring a dish to share!

    Event will be held on the 20th December at 1pm. Curtain Square is located on the corner of Rathdowne and Curtain Streets, Carlton.

    We have the benefit of a rotunda, so weather is not a factor.

    Every year we are blessed with an amazing array of people and dishes as we meet and greet new and old friends. Let's see this huge year out in style and anticipate a safe and prosperous 2016.

    To RSVP, simply visit our Facebook page here and mark yourself as 'Going' on this event. Let us know what you are bringing by posting a comment. That way, we can whet our appetites and ensure variety.

    All dishes are to be strictly vegan. Please label all dishes that are Raw, Gluten Free, Nut Free or those that suit any other needs, so it's made easy for all to enjoy. Please consider these needs whilst contemplating your culinary contributions.

    We can share any vegan leftovers with passersby to help spread the message or we could all just gorge ourselves as usual 😀

    As with all of our events, we are open to all and encourage you to bring your friends, family and the vegan curious.

    See you there : )

  • Wed
    6:30 pmThe Luxton, 22 Chatham St Prahran

    superchargerSupercharger is a super healthy plant based restaurant in Prahran that allows you to design your own meal. Start with your base, pick what items you want added in, choose your sauce, or if you cant be bothered doing that, order the ready to go meals.


    RSVP via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1526263721007299/

  • Tue
    7:00 pmMr Natural Pizza, 223 Barkly Street, St Kilda

    Enjoy a great social night at Mr Natural Vegetarian Pizza, followed by walk along the St Kilda foreshore and a tour of the penguins at St Kilda Pier.

    dahl (lentil) pizza with tofu. whole wheat crust. mr. natural vegetarian pizza, st. kilda, melbourne.st-kilda-penguin

  • Tue
    6:30 pm167 Grattan Street, Carlton

    Our June social dinner will be held at Mantra Lounge in Carlton.

    Come and have a friendly meal with us at this vegan restaurant.  They offer delicious food at very reasonable prices. See what's on offer on the night, and choose from a meal ranging from $9.95-$15.95. Just for our group, the manager is tossing in a free drink with the $15.95 meal!

    RSVP ASAP, and please change it if you are no longer able to go as we need to let the restaurant know two days in advance. Email social.events@vegetarianvictoria.org.au

    All are welcome so bring a friend!

  • Sun
    10am - 8pmMelbourne Showgrounds

    This year’s World Vegan Day is going to be bigger than ever!

    This one day event offers a broad and exciting range of what it means to live vegan. This is a day you will not want to miss.

    For more information on WVD visit www.wvd.org.au

  • Sat
    7:00 pmEka Wholefoods Cafe Community,129 Buckley Street, Seddon, Victoria 3011

    Eating Up The World

    Health is one of the most important, and most overlooked, issues in our community today and having a real understanding of health is the key to thriving every day. But where to start?
    Come along to Eka Wholefoods in Seddon and learn how to create a healthier lifestyle and improve your personal health with Mark Doneddu, president of Vegetarian Victoria, founder and Director for World Vegan Day Melbourne.

    Mark will be sharing his 20 years experience of extensive research into today's health issues and Mark will explain in each case the contradictory media reports about foods and will look into how these reports stack up against scientific evidence. Mark sites many examples from scientific literature to support insights into optimal human health.

    The night will help provide guidance on your road to optimal health.

    Eka Wholefoods will be serving you a herbal tea and organic popcorn on the night!

    The Evening

    Date: Saturday July the 8th

    Venue: Eka Wholefoods & Cafe
    129 Buckley St,

    Cost : $10

    Book essential at: https://www.trybooking.com/QWCX

    The evening:
    7pm start
    Eka Wholefoods


    Eka Wholefoods advocates the health benefits of eating Real, whole produce as Mother Nature intended us to - organic, whole, seasonal and as local as possible!

    Who is Mark Doneddu?
    Mark has had extensive experience researching vegan health issues. He regularly presents talks on health and nutrition on behalf of Vegetarian Victoria. Mark has spoken at many major events around the country. Mark has also been interviewed on many popular radio stations, such as the ABC, Radio National, 3AW, 3MTR, 3RRR, 3MDS, 3CR and newspapers such as The Age and The Herald Sun.

    Over 180,000 of the Eating Up the World booklets have been distributed all over Australia that explain how the standard western diet is damaging the environment. Now the much awaited health version of this booklet is being released, summarising hundreds of the most ground breaking health studies. This free booklet has been put together by Mark and VegVic and will be available at the workshops.

    When it comes to preventing and reversing our biggest killers such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, lung disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer disease and obesity, a whole foods vegan diet has been shown to be most effective.

    Vegetarian Victoria

    Eka Wholefoods Cafe and Community

  • Fri
    7pm-9.30pmEdinburgh Garden Community Room, Fitzroy

    An Event presented and hosted by Science of Spirituality Australia:

    Vegetarianism is gaining momentum as becoming not only popular but now mainstream. Meditation likewise is following the same path. We invite you to a seminar on Vegetarianism and Meditation.
    Guest speakers are Mark Doneddu, president of Vegetarian Victoria, founder and Director of World Vegan Day Melbourne and Adriana Simmonds biologist, Director of Human Seeds and Wildlife shelter operator.
    Adriana is also a member of Science of Spirituality Melbourne a not for profit organisation dedicated to transforming lives through meditation under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh, world renowned meditation teacher.
    There will be a short video presentation by Sant Rajinder Singh speaking at the annual Veggie fest in Chicago one of the largest vegetarian and lifestyle festivals in North America.
    Instructions for Jyoti (light) meditation will be provided before a light vegetarian and vegan supper.


    CONACT: 0425756258



  • Mon
    7pm-10pmMt Evelyn Community House, 50 Wray Crescent, Mount Evelyn, Victoria, Australia 3796

    Your Health, Your Choice - The Signature of Foods

    Your Health, Your Choice is a series of workshops that has been running monthly in Mt Evelyn since February. Each month Mark Doneddu presents on different health topics. The talks so far have looked at different sources of optimal protein, general concerns around current western diet, we looked at different recipes and the benefits of their ingredients and spoke about the recently released and highly acclaimed documentary What The Health!

    In this Month's Talk with Mark we will be looking at The Signature of Foods, that is how the foods we eat, look like parts of our body, and how those foods have a beneficial impact on those specific body parts of the body. This will be a really interesting talk, and may make you look at your foods in a whole new way.

    L O C A T I O N
    Mt Evelyn Community House
    50 Wray Cresent, Mt Evelyn, 3796

    D A T E
    Monday the 24th of July

    T I M E
    7pm Arrival
    7.15pm Start

    A T T E N D E N C E
    $6 Entry
    Bookings Essential: https://www.trybooking.com/QUPN

    T H E E V E N I N G
    7pm Arrival
    7.15pm Talk Begins
    Followed by a QnA

    Enquires -
    Malia Donovan 043107105

    W H O I S M A R K D O N E D D U ?
    Mark has had extensive experience researching vegan health issues. He regularly presents talks on health and nutrition on behalf of Vegetarian Victoria. Mark has spoken at many major events around the country. Mark has also been interviewed on many popular radio stations, such as the ABC, Radio National, 3AW, 3MTR, 3RRR, 3MDS, 3CR and newspapers such as The Age and The Herald Sun.

    E A T I N G U P T H E W O R L D B O O K E L T S
    Over 180,000 of the Eating Up the World booklets have been distributed all over Australia that explain how the standard western diet is damaging the environment. Now the much awaited health version of this booklet is being released, summarising hundreds of the most ground breaking health studies. This free booklet has been put together by Mark and VegVic and will be available at the workshops.

    When it comes to preventing and reversing our biggest killers such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, ling disease, high blood pressure, Alzheimer disease and obesity, a whole foods vegan diet has been shown to be most effective.


  • Sat
    8:00AM - 1:00PM
    Woking Amazing is proud to announce the grand opening of its monthly vegan market on Saturday 2nd September. (Then 1st Saturday of every month, which is also Vegan T-Shirt Day!!!!)
    Its aim is to present a quality assortment of local vegan owned and operated producers and businesses on a regular basis to help vegans better support each other and to establish a stronger presence in the community.
    Market Stall applications: email mimjay@icloud.com to register your interest ASAP.
    More info: www.facebook.com/events/772991276214380/
    First market stalls announcement soon!
  • Mon
    7:00pm - 9:00pmMt Evelyn Community House

    How the food we eat can improve mood, mental health, memory and cognitive performance?

    This talk explains why certain foods lower brain function while other foods boost brain activity, IQ and memory. The foods that have been shown to be the best for achieving optimal brain function will be examined in detail.

    Your Health Your Choice have been ongoing talks since Feburary, and will continue until October. Mark has covered many different topis surrounding our health and the foods we eat. We invite you to join us, and any friends who may be interested, for our second last talk of the year.

    Click for more information and to RSVP.

  • Sun
    10 AM - 7 PMMelbourne Showgrounds Langs Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia 3032
    World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017
    A World Of Diversity
    World Vegan Day Melbourne 2017 will be held on Sunday November 12th. Our FREE, volunteer-run, community event is heading into its 15th year, and we're planning for it to be bigger and more diverse than ever!
    This one-day event (10am-7pm) offers a broad and exciting range of examples of what it means to be vegan. Whether you are passionate about health and wellbeing, fitness, cooking, beauty and body care, fashion, kids and family activities, politics, business, animal rights, sustainability, self-sufficiency, music, creativity, or just love devouring delicious food and drinks - World Vegan Day Melbourne truly provides a World Of Diversity.
    Vegans comprise people from diverse walks of life, backgrounds, ages, cultures, nationalities and occupations. There is no stereotypical vegan, as we have vegan centenarians and vegan babies, vegan buskers and vegan bankers, vegan truck drivers and vegan ballet dancers.
    Regardless of whether you are already vegan or simply curious to find out more about the lifestyle, this welcoming event is an opportunity to explore what's on offer in this ever-more accessible lifestyle.
    Main Attractions:
    * Hundreds of Exhibitor Stalls
    * Local, Interstate & International Guest Speakers
    * 50+ Food and Drink Vendors
    * Fitness Zone
    * Kids' Activity Area
    * Cooking Demo Stage
    * Fashion Shows
    * Music and Performance Stage
    * Art Exhibition
    * Speed Dating ... and HEAPS MORE!
    If you would like to host a stall at World Vegan Day or are interested in becoming a sponsor or volunteer, or would like to perform on the band stage please contact: exhibitors@wvd.org.au
    Or head to our website and follow the area you would like to get involved in:
    Please LIKE and FOLLOW our pages to keep informed of event announcements, including info from our sponsors, guest speakers, and other attractions on the day:
    Media Links:
    Website: http://www.wvd.org.au/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WorldVeganDayMelbourne
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/world_vegan_day_melbourne
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/WVDMelbourne
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSPRqKOcDy977bPvMZ2gfaQ
    Show your support with the hashtags:
    #worldvegandaymelbourne #wvd2017 #wvdmelbourne2017#vegansofmelbourne #vegansofaustralia #govegan
    * To help make getting to and from the event even easier
    **Trains will be running to the Melbourne Showgrounds**
    **Entry by Gold Coin Donation**
    **No dogs allowed at venue**
    ★ Inquiries:
    ★ Venue details:
    Venue: ‘Melbourne Showgrounds’
    Address: Epsom Road, Ascot Vale, Vic, 3032
    Phone: (03) 9281 7444
    • World Vegan Day
    • Vegetarianism
    • Veganism
    • Free Admission
    • Kid Friendly
  • Sun
    10am - 6pmMelbourne Showgrounds

    This year’s World Vegan Day Melbourne is going to be bigger than ever!

    This one day event offers a broad and exciting range of what it means to live vegan. It’s a free event, and opens the door for you to come and explore, whether you are passionate about health and well being, fitness, beauty and body care, clothing, footwear and fashion, kids and family activities animals, animal rights, environment, sustainability, delicious food and drinks:

    World Vegan Day has something to offer everybody. It is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to come along and experience the vegan lifestyle. Whether you are vegan or just interested in knowing more on veganism, this is a day you will want to save in your diary.

    Main Attractions:
    Exhibitors Stalls
    Vegan Voices Talks Area
    Food Stands
    Fitness and Health Activities
    Fashion Show
    Music and Performance
    Art Exhibition
    Vegan Paleo (New Area)
    Kids Activity Area
    Jumping Castle

    Sunday 14 October, 2018
    Melbourne Showgrounds

    Visit www.wvd.org.au and follow the WVD Facebook page to keep up-to-date on information regarding the event, including updates of sponsors, attractions on the day, guest speakers, and much more