Join the Beechworth Festival of Change from 1st – 4th April and build skills, networks and ideas to help create positive social and environmental change.

A full program of events taking place across different venues in Beechworth with many of these filling up fast.

Sign up, be inspired, learn new skills, create connections, make the change!

As part of the program of events CEO and founder of ACRE will share the inspiring tale of the transformation of the Old Beechworth Gaol as part of the Community Asset Ownership Walking Tour:

When: ​ 3:45–4:45pm Wednesday 3 April, Old Beechworth Gaol.

The walking tour is free with your Festival Pass, but bookings required:…

The community asset ownership walking tour will take participants on a guided tour of the Old Beechworth Gaol to share the story, ambitions and learnings so far of the community consortium that bought back this highly valued heritage site with a vision to transform it into a thriving community space for the social and economic benefit of the region.

The site is being re-purposed as an exemplar of social enterprise, impact investment and rural rejuvenation through community owned assets. The precinct aims to become a leading example of how an under-utilised historic assets can be leveraged to support regional growth and prosperity through entrepreneurship.