Inspiring and supporting local communities as they build a sustainable future

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Transition Australia is part of an international movement of local communities coming together to reimagine and rebuild our world.

You can learn more about the movement, get inspired by what others are doing or get in contact with others through this website.

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Recent articles

Stories of Transition Nov 2022

On Monday 7 November three Transition groups shared their stories online (recorded), followed by informal discussion (not recorded) Speakers: Tim Drylie, Transition Creswick, Vic Monica Winston, Transition Streets Geelong, Vic Karen Majer, Transition Margaret River A couple of themes emerged: (1) COVID and coming out of lock-down and (2) how to be sustainable in our sustainability projects. Balance. Passion. Keeping … Read More

Regenerative Agriculture Conference

In August 2022 a small conference was hosted by the Clayton Bay Nursery Environment Group which proved to be something quite out of the ordinary.  Not only did the speakers have diverse backgrounds but bared their hearts and souls telling of learnings from failed farming experiences. Nic Kentish attended Roseworthy Agricultural College and grew up with a heritage of potato … Read More

On Single Use Coffee Cups

Australians throw out 2.7 million single-use or disposable coffee cups every single day  – Sustainability Victoria Recycle or Compost? You would think these could be recycled or composted, but that just does not happen. The paper-based cups contain a plastic liner and so can not be recycled through the paper stream. The “compostable” cups can not be collected on any … Read More

Book review of 470: a novel by Linda Woodrow

470 parts per million. What would life be like at that level of C02 in the atmosphere? 470 brilliantly imagines this world, in the particular context of Byron Bay and its hinterland in northern New South Wales. This novel is set barely ten years into the future, scarily close to the present. Is it a dystopian or utopian future? Probably … Read More

The Power of Stories

At Transition Australia’s  monthly Conversation Café (zoom) on 28 August 2022, stories were the thing! Of course telling the brief story of where we were joining the Café from, stating the group we are part of, and also saying what we hoped to get out of the gathering. To gently begin the sharing about what is happening in our environmental … Read More

Life in an Ecovillage

We are the Sorensens, an architect/artist couple in our middle years and without children or much family to speak of. We have lived in the Margaret River region of WA for nearly 30 years and are very embedded in the local community. Environmental activism, volunteering, instigating, facilitating and educating have always been part of our lives. Recently we have moved … Read More

Inspiring, connecting and supporting groups to build a localised, sustainable and just future


We are an organic network of groups that are growing and developing, and benefit from being connected.

The aim of this  website is to connect and support transition groups focusing on sustainability, food security, equity and cohesion. We want to make it easier for these groups to find each other, share resources, learn and be inspired