BIG weather events are happening more often, prompting us to seek new ideas, solutions & approaches for the future

Join us to discuss extreme weather in the Loddon Mallee region
& its direct impacts on our communities

Here’s how you can get involved…

1. Tell us what you reckon about BIG weather HERE 

2. Come along for a cuppa, cake & some local wisdom – RSVP for catering HERE

    • Building the Future
      25 Jun, 4 – 5.30pm, The Station Café, Maryborough
    • Liveable & Resilient Homes
      17 Jul, 5.30 – 7pm, The Mill, Echuca
    • Living with Water
      18 Jul, 12 – 1.30pm, Boort Lawn Tennis Club
    • Creative Recovery
      26 Jul, 1.30 – 3pm, Mill House, Maryborough
    • Revitalising our Towns
      31 Jul, 5.30 – 7pm, Bridgewater Hotel
    • Women Strengthening Towns
      9 Aug, 5.30 – 7pm, Rochester Town Hall

3. Join a FREE online Zoom workshop series – Register to receive your workshop link HERE

    • Series #1 Expand Your Impact
      Tuesdays 5.30 – 7.30pm, 3 Sept to 17 Sept
    • Series #2 Expand Your Impact
      Thursdays 12 – 2pm, 24 Oct to 7 Nov

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Tell us what you reckon about BIG weather

Have you now, recently or ever been impacted by BIG weather?

What happened & how did you get through?

Would you be willing to share your thoughts, ideas, experiences for others to learn from?

Share your thoughts HERE

Join us for a cuppa, cake & some local wisdom

Held in June & July in the Shires of Campaspe, Loddon & Central Goldfields, we’re hosting casual inclusive conversations from June to August 2024.

With refreshments provided, local speakers will be talking about their own experiences & solutions as well as just providing the space & time for catching up & some general mingling.

Topics covered include: Building the Future, Liveable & Resilient Homes, Living with Water, Creative Recovery, Revitalising our Towns, Women Strengthening Towns

Find out more & RSVP HERE

Attend online workshops to explore ideas & develop local solutions

Offering online workshops called ‘Expand Your Impact’ these sessions can assist you in addressing some of the challenges of BIG weather.

We’ll be covering themes such as: getting connected to ‘vision’; providing structure to projects; creating a compelling narrative to engage others; building your team & enlisting support; collaborating & working effectively with others; growing audience & participation.

Perfect for anyone who wants to develop new approaches to ‘getting stuff done’

Sign up for FREE ResourcesREGISTER for Online Workshops

More ways to join the conversation

Join the Make a Change Facebook Group to connect with like-minded people. This is a place for anyone who wants to make a change. It’s for sharing knowledge, ideas, inspiration, and support, assisting all to keep going!



Let’s Talk About the Weather is a comprehensive communications, engagement, collaboration & skills building program. To raise awareness for & support the development of local solutions to the impacts of extreme weather. This project is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

From recent devastating floods, storms & bushfires, to the shadow of the millennium drought plus ongoing challenges posed by big weather events – this initiative seeks to foster an open dialogue.

Asking people to come together to connect, learn & share experiences to inform relevant future solutions, for our region.

We believe that by sharing insights & ideas, we can collectively explore possible solutions. Aiming to improve circumstances & lessen the impact of BIG weather events on the people we care about, the organisations we are part of & the towns we live in.

For more information and questions get in touch with the Make a Change team via [email protected] or 0483 104 361

If you’d like to bring an initiative like this to your community, get in touch with the Make a Change team via: [email protected] or 0483 104 361