Events | 19th Apr, 2024

Action Network Autumn Summit

We’re building a movement of people across Victoria to create a just society living in harmony with a healthy environment. And this Action Network Autumn Summit, is a two-day training for people who want to learn more about building power through community organising spend time with like-minded people in a beautiful part of Victoria.

Over two days we will develop our organising skills, get to know each other and make campaign plans.

This event is for people who are interested in taking on an ongoing volunteer role in Environment Victoria’s Action Network, and if you are completely new to Environment Victoria you are more than welcome to attend.

We’ll be offering an online induction prior to the Summit so you can find out more about the Action Network, meet other people and know what to expect.  

WHEN: 6pm Friday 19th April 2024– 4pm Sunday 21st April 2024

WHERE: Camp Belgrave, Belgrave Heights VIC 3160, Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Country

WHO: People from across Victoria who want to join Environment Victoria and take action in their communities on environment and climate issues.

COST: Free. Environment Victoria covers the food and accommodation costs of this event. Travel support is available if needed.

Still have questions? Scroll down to see our event FAQ



I don’t know much about Environment Victoria, is this event for me?  

This Summit is for people who are interested in taking on an ongoing volunteer role in EV’s Action Network, and if you are new to Environment Victoria you are more than welcome to join us. We’ll be offering an online induction prior to the Summit in February so you can come along and find out more about the Action Network, meet other people and what to expect at the Summit

In particular we are looking for people who:

  • Can inspire and empower the people around you
  • Work collaboratively, by listening and embracing the skills of others
  • Are eager to learn campaigning and organising tools
  • Are caring, compassionate and inclusive
  • Have a good understanding of your local community, as well as broader environmental and political issues

In the EV Action Network we value learning, so if you feel like you fit some but not all of the above, we encourage you to still register your interest.

What will I get out of this training?

Across the 2 day training you will:

  • Meet like-minded people from across the state  
  • Be apart of making plans for actions and events for the rest of 2024  
  • Build skills in cross-cultural organising and outreach to multicultural communities  
  • Take your story telling skills to the next level and learn how to inspire others to take action with you

I’ve already been to an Action Network Summit why should I come to this one?  

This Summit will look and feel different to previous Summits, we’re shaking up some of our content and will have a stronger focus on cross-cultural organising and campaigning. We will have some deeper content on story telling as well as an opportunity for you to feed in to EV’s strategic planning process.

I’m a member of a different local climate or environment group should I come?  

This Summit is for people who are open to joining Environment Victoria as a volunteer and getting involved in our campaigns. If you are already involved in a local group and can imagine joining Environment Victoria activities you are welcome to join.  

By joining the Environment Victoria Action Network, you’ll be connected to a people-powered movement working to cut damaging climate pollution, transition to clean energy and protect our beautiful natural places.

There’s plenty of ways you can get involved – no matter your skills, experience or location!

What are the details on accommodation, transport and catering?

Accommodation and catering will be provided from the evening of Friday 19th April, to allow people to travel on that day rather than on Saturday morning, if they wish.

  • Accommodation: Comfortable shared bunk rooms with options for people with physical access needs
  • Catering: Very tasty vegan food, and can accommodate all dietary requirements
  • Transport: We hope to arrange carpooling to lower travel costs and fuel use

What is expected of Environment Victoria volunteers?  

Each week will probably look very different! In one week, you may be chatting to your neighbours at market stalls or meeting your MP and in another you could be hosting events in your neighbourhood or painting a banner. By getting involved, you’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and make a difference in your community.  

How much time you dedicate to EV is up to you, some core volunteers give 3-10 hours a week, while others might volunteer 2 hours a month. There’s a role for everyone in the Action Network.

What exactly is the ‘Action Network’?

We know that people power is key to inspiring the action we need and holding our leaders to account. So we’re building a network of Victorians like you to bring together local communities across the state and take action. Find out more about the Action Network here >>

But I have kids?  

We’re looking into providing childcare on site during the main program times, so please get in touch to discuss.

I live nearby, can I go home at night?  

We have developed the program to be an immersive experience and a lot of relationship building and discussion happens in the evenings. If staying overnight is a barrier to you participating, please get in touch and we can discuss alternative options, including ensuring you can stick around for shared meals.

Can’t find your answer here? Fill out the registration form above and one of our team will contact you to discuss any questions you might still have.