Between 2015 and 2020, Australia is projected to continue as the third-fastest-growing vegan market in the world looking at a 9.6% growth. In Australia, it’s Tasmania that’s leading demand for vegan options. Newcastle, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Canberra also make it to the top 5 locations most interested in veganism.
Globally, the vegan lifestyle has been supported by the increased awareness about the health benefits of vegan options, as well as the increased need that Australians have developed for transparency in what the consume. The internet makes it simple for consumers to easily access information on veganism and farm- to-table practices as more and more, people want to know where their food comes from.
With demand increasing, Veganism is losing its ‘hippie’ stereotype and becoming more mainstream every day. People want good food they don’t feel guilty eating, both morally and in terms of their own health.
The popularity of a vegan lifestyle is also evident in the number of special vegan events in Australia that are increasing every year. From markets to festivals to cooking classes to potlucks to picnics to conferences and more, each state hosts a plethora of events that both the vegan, and non-vegan, community are embracing.
It is indeed exciting times!
Below is a list of the major events upcoming over the next few months in Australia.
If you are at the Melbourne Spring Vegan Festival or the Melbourne World Vegan Day- come and say hello to us at our stall!
(here we are at last years event)
Sydney Cruelty Free Festival
Sunday 22 October 2017
Spring Vegan Festival, Melbourne
Saturday 28 October 2017
Adelaide Vegan Festival
28 to 29 October 2017
World Vegan Day Lunch, Parliament House, Canberra
Saturday 4 November 2017
Melbourne World Vegan Day
Sunday 12 November 2017
Perth Cruelty Free Fair
19 November 2017
Ballarat Vegan Festival
13 to 21 January 2018
Brisbane Vegan Markets
Second Sunday of each month
Eco Markets, NSW Northern Rivers
Sydney Vegan Market
Every month (starting 19 November 2017)
The Vegan Affair Market, Adelaide
Every four months
Other events across Australia- http://www.veganaustralia.org.au/events