Bellbunya Sustainable Community and Eco-Retreat Centre
Opportunities in our Community!
"What a delight and thrill for us to come across such a haven. You are an inspiration." - C&C
"Thanks for the privilege of spending time with such a wonderful community." - John
Bellbunya is a living, breathing community of people that is a demonstration centre for sustaining living on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland in Queensland Australia. Get a taste of community life as a visitor or a volunteer, or allow us to host your next conference, retreat or workshop. Learn with us by doing and sharing, or participate in a course - over the years we've hosted workshops and courses on permaculture, yoga, holistic health, sustainable design, alternative economics, group processes and more.
Bellbunya is owned by a not-for-profit association (also a tax-deductible gift recipient). It's set up as an intentional community on 16 hectares (40 acres). We have organic food gardens, wildlife corridors, a creek and lagoon, a conference hall and restaurant and accommodation for up to 16 guests. The Centre is run on 100% renewable energy through our 7.2kva solar panel system and by buying wind farm energy.
Bellbunya was established in 2008 to explore ways to create a re-localised and sustainable future. Our “4-bottomline” approach includes: (1) personal and spiritual growth, (2) social sustainability, (3) economic sustainability, and (4) environmental sustainability. Our approach to caring for the earth uses permaculture principles, including organic growing and bushland regeneration. We employ a broad range of group process skills and techniques for group facilitation, collaborative decision making, team building, conflict resolution and project management. We have developed various processes and structures to enable us to function effectively and to continue to learn and grow – both as a community and as individuals. We are growing sustainable enterprises that develop the healthy interplay of relationships with our environment and each other.
As a visitor or volunteer you will get to be a part of this. Enjoy your community experience, which will incorporate activities such as organic gardening, healthy eating, and community living.
With comfortable accommodation, a registered commercial kitchen and well-equipped conference facilities, Bellbunya provides an inspirational environment within a rural setting that is ideal for:
We welcome visitors so please contact us in advance to arrange a suitable time. Receive regular updates on what we are up to by joining our email list or Facebook group.
We acknowledge the original custodians of this land and pay our respects to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the spiritual connections, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia.
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