Queenslands

Off Grid Lifestyle Expo

An old way of living – a new way of thinking

8am – 4pm

Saturday & Sunday 3rd & 4th September 2022

Goomeri Showgrounds

ADMISSION PRICE

One Day Pass: $10 | Two Day Pass:  $15  |  Under 16:  Free

Tickets Available Online and at the Gate – ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY

The Off Grid Lifestyle Expo is based on a system and lifestyle designed to help people function without the support of infrastructure, such as an Electricity Grid. For example, off-grid can be a stand-alone system or microgrids typically used to provide a smaller community with electricity.

The term OFF THE GRID means: not connected to public utilities like electricity or supplied water, choosing to live in a self-sufficient manner. Many people also grow their own food and have learnt crafts and skills to assist with this maintaining their lifestyle such as, weaving and spinning, bread and cheese making, pottery and carpentry, often reusing, recycling and repurposing existing items to reduce waste.

Join us for a weekend exploring the lifestyle choices of living off grid. Our region has some wonderful businesses developing innovated ideas to help people live off grid but still comfortable.

We will be showcasing a diverse array of sustainable living ideas & emerging technologies.

The sale of land and rural properties in our region has grown significantly in the past 18 months, as it has in many other parts of Australia. The reason for the lifestyle change has to do with the increase in people downsizing, such as the tiny home movement, and going off grid for a number of reasons, including reducing the cost of living and the minimising the impact we are having on the planet.

There are amazing technologies available to assist with living off grid. The list below includes some.

We aim to offer some of them at the 2022 Expo.

Renewable Energies:

  • Green
  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Thermal
  • Biomass
  • Tidal

House and Homes:

  • Tiny Houses
  • Earthships
  • Hempcrete
  • Straw Bale
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Sustainable

Emerging Technologies:

  • BioFuel
  • Roof Gardens
  • Desalination
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Bioremediation

Neighbourhood and Community Groups

Permaculture, PermEco, Eco Villages, Landcare, Land for Wildlife, Koala Action Gympie Region, Recycling and shared communities

Traditional Crafts

We are hoping to have Cheese Making, Bread making, Leatherworking, Blacksmithing, Woodworking, Spinners and Weavers, Textiles, Knitting, Lacemaking, Quilting, Pottery, Glass, Papercraft. If you are involved in any of these traditional crafts and would like to come along, please get in touch.

Healing Yourself Naturally

Traditional and emerging methods of self-care

Farming Alternatives

Permaculture, Aquaculture, Hydroponics, Native plants,  Seeds and Seed Saving, Bee Keeping, Plants including fruit and nut trees, Bush Tucker

The Expo is an opportunity to meet individuals with tremendous experience from an assortment of off-framework living zones. Sharing knowledge will help us all to make positive changes in our lives with new abilities, products and contacts.

Our aim is to connect people with community groups and businesses to help you achieve your dream. There are many steps to the process and not everyone can just dive in and leave it all behind and start again. Some have to work up to it, making changes where they can.

 If you like the idea of living off grid but aren’t sure where how to start, then visiting our expo and talking to like minded people is great way to begin.

If you would like to book a stall at our next expo click to find more information.  READ MORE

Entertainers that joined us over the 2021 weekend included:

Paul Fogerty – Paul’s songs are heard all across the globe in TV series, film, commercials and other promotions. It was just him and his acoustic guitar.  His website is www.paulfogarty.one

Feline Edge – Caz is a solo guitar vocalist who has been playing for many years. Caz has woven her feelings and beliefs in her own songs and she played them for us at the Expo.  

Bobby the Kid – performed his own special music at the Expo.

Explore the alternatives and live free

CAMPING AVAILABLE FOR STALL HOLDERS AND VISITORS

GOOMERI SHOWGROUND CAMPING

GOOMERI SHOWGROUND CAMPING

There is plenty of room for camping and RV’s at the Goomeri Showgrounds. Pre-bookings are available.

Powered sites from $20 per night
Unpowered sites from $15 per night
EFT available.

DOGS MUST BE RESTRAINED AT ALL TIMES

46 Moore Street Goomeri. Bookings by email to: goomerishowsoc.camping@gmail.com

Goomeri Caravan & Bush Camp

GOOMERI CARAVAN & BUSH CAMP

A short 3k drive to Goomeri Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available

Driveway is 2.5k from road and can be a little rough. Lovely facilities

Per Night – 2 People $20
Visit website for more details

5939 Wide Bay Highway, Goomeri
Phone: 0492 340 783

Kilkivan Bush Camping

KILKIVAN BUSH CAMP

A scenic drive (34kms) to Goomeri Showgrounds
Full Facilities Available

577 Rossmore Road, Kilkivan
Powered Sites: $40 per couple/night
Unpowered Sites:  $30 per couple/night

Visit website for more information

PH:  07 5484 1340
kilkivan@bushcamp.com.au

HIPCAMP

Discover and book tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping, everywhere from national parks to blueberry farms.

Email: hello@hipcamp.com

Tiny Homes Expo

UPCOMING EVENTS IN BRISBANE

BRIS Nth: 27th, 28th, 29th MAY 2022
BRISBANE: 30th, 1st, 2nd OCT 2022

FACEBOOK LINK
WEBSITE LINK

Exhibitors  |  Food Vendors  |  Speakers  | Volunteers

OUR MAJOR SPONSORS

local council supports living off grid lifestyle

BUSINESSES SUPPORTING US

EVENT DETAILS

Saturday 3 September:  8am – 4pm
Sunday 4 September:  8am – 4pm

LOCATION

Goomeri Showground
Moore Street, Goomeri QLD 4601

ADMISSION PRICES

Under 16:  Free
Saturday Only:  $10
Sunday Only:  $10
Two Day Pass:  $15

ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE 5PM FRIDAY

Event Organisers:
Dee White: dee@offgridexpo.com.au – 0434 630 510  |  Di Woodstock: di@offgridexpo.com.au – 0419 224 628

Event Organisers

Dee White
dee@offgridexpo.com.au
0434 630 510

Di Woodstock
di@offgridexpo.com.au
0419 224 628