Visit Djanbung Gardens

A Living Learn-scape

PracticalPermaculture2Djanbung Gardens was founded in 1993 as a purpose-built living, learning environment for Permaculture Education and permaculture demonstration site.


Founded and designed by Robyn Francis, Djanbung Gardens attracts visitors and students from around the world. Djanbung Gardens is the home of Permaculture College Australia.


• To inspire, educate and empower people in earth-friendly and sustainable lifestyle and design

• To provide working examples of permaculture & sustainability in action

• To promote practical skills for self-reliance, organic production and resource conservation

• To foster respect for cultural and natural diversity, caring for the earth & its peoples

• To practice ecological restoration and species conservation

• To support people in the transition to a low energy future and a reduced footprint on the earth

Volunteering at Djanbung Gardens

Contact us if you would like to experience Djanbung Gardens as a volunteer and make a contribution to this inspiring showcase of sustainable living and design. Volunteers should enquire about earning course credits through our Work-for-Wisdom and FairShare scholarship programs. There are several options are available for volunteers:

Non-residential volunteers – please register with us as a casual volunteer for specific activities (see list below) or general gardening for a few hours up to a few days per week.

Residential volunteers – similar to a wwoofing arrangement this option is generally available to former students, people who’ve already undertaken some permaculture training or who have specific skills we are seeking. Volunteers can live on site for an agreed period of time as campers, and at times there may be accommodation available in the railway carriages. Volunteers have full access to on-site student resources, student kitchen, internet access and extensive reference library. (NB Food is not included in the exchange) One of the key periods for longer term residential volunteering is from mid October through to mid-February.

Specific Skills we are seeking at present:

Building, painting, handy person, bamboo construction, DIY appropriate technologies

Marketing and promotion, graphic design, video & film

Landscaping and rock work

Bush regeneration

Archiving and establishing archive storage systems



For more info about the gardens, click the logo…



Directions to Djanbung Gardens

74 Cecil St Nimbin

(300m past Showground)

less than 1km from Nimbin’s main street

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Nimbin is 

half hour drive from Lismore (Airport, Countrylink, inter-city coach services)

1 hour drive from Byron Bay (Ballina-Byron Airport, daily shuttlebus to Nimbin)

1hr 15min drive from Gold Coast (Gold Coast Airport)

2.5 hrs drive from Brisbane (International Airport, coach connections to Byron Bay and Lismore)

Daily Nimbin-Byron shuttle bus service

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