Courses and Tours

We are based on the NSW Central Coast in Australia where we teach and coach local people in all aspects of permaculture. We are proud members of Permaculture Central Coast and encourage you to join.

We recommend learning where you live, because permaculture is context based. If you are not on the NSW Central Coast, Permaculture Australia have a directory of course providers.

Here’s an overview of the courses we offer local people. Contact us to go on our waitlist:

Permaculture design fundamentals course for those new to permaculture or just getting started.

Part time permaculture design certificate (PDC) Designed for those who want to create a permaculture design for their own property and learn all about this wonderful design model we offer a part time PDC over three months. We recommend completing our design fundamentals course before starting your PDC.

Advanced permaculture design certificate for those interested in pursuing a career in permaculture as either a designer or trainer and those just wanting to deepen their understanding of permaculture we offer an advanced course that builds upon the knowledge and skills gained during the PDC.

We have a strong design focus and a commitment to best practice in adult education.

“We are all teachers and learners”

We also offer short courses, tours of our property and special events.

Many of our courses can be paid for by helping out in our garden rather than paying money. This makes permaculture training available to people that can’t afford paid courses. Our students tell us that our teaching model gives them hands-on experience and a deeper understanding of permaculture.

Please contact us to join the waitlist for any of our courses. This guarantees you early notification before the course goes live.

All of our courses are designed to be lived examples of social permaculture and to connect you with the vibrant and supportive local community of permaculture people on the NSW Central Coast. We genuinely value diversity and recognise the benefits to all of us in sharing alternative perspectives and experiences.


We host regular tours of our three and a half acre property in the beautiful Matcham valley. Contact us to book a private tour or to join the waitlist for our next group tour.


You might prefer to learn permaculture at your place. We can come to your home and coach you, your family and friends in any aspect of permaculture. Take a look at our coaching services for more information.

Follow the Permacoach Facebook page for news of all our upcoming courses and events.
You might also enjoy our popular instagram account, Permacoach_me, for daily bite-size pieces of permaculture inspiration.

students trade labour for learning
Students trading labour for learning