Connect magazine

Connect is Council's magazine for the Cardinia Shire community. It is distributed four times a year, at the start of every season, to all households and businesses in Cardinia Shire.

The magazine provides up-to-date and interesting information about our programs, services, facilities, events and activities. It also highlights the many ways we work in partnership with and support the local community. Connect also shines the spotlight on wonderful people and places to visit in our shire.

If you do not receive your copy of Connect, contact us on 1300 787 624 or by email.

Connect delivery dates for future editions

  • Winter edition: Monday 6–Friday 10 June
  • Spring edition: No edition due to caretaker period for Council elections
  • Summer 2016–17 edition: Monday 5–Friday 9 December

Promoting community events in Connect magazine

Connect magazine lists selected Council, Cardinia Cultural Centre, community and not-for-profit events happening in our shire.

We invite not-for-profit and community groups to submit their events for possible inclusion in Connect by listing them in our online events calendar. Events must be entered into the calendar to be considered for inclusion in Connect. Please note that due to space restrictions we cannot guarantee that your event will be included in Connect magazine.

Business and corporate events cannot be listed in the online events calendar or in Connect.

To submit a 'one-off' event please add the event details to Council's online events calendar by the dates listed below. To do this, click the 'ADD EVENT' link in the top right hand corner of the web page .

To submit a recurring event please email the event details as outlined below and we will enter these into the online events calendar for you. (Recurring events are those which take place at regular intervals during the year at the same time of day, for example, monthly or weekly markets, meet-ups, walking groups and meetings).

Confirmed future dates for recurring events must be emailed in the following format: dd/mm/yyyy (please see example below). Once we have entered your recurring events into the online events calendar, you will not need to contact us again until additional dates have been confirmed OR the event dates and/or times change.

So we can enter your recurring event into the online events calendar, please email the following information:

  • Event name
  • Event dates
  • Event time (must be same time for each event)
  • Event location/venue
  • A brief event description
  • Target audience
  • Cost
  • Contact name, phone number, email and web address (if applicable)


Madeup Market
03/05/2015, 07/06/2015, 05/07/2015, 02/08/2015, 06/09/2015, 04/10/2015, 01/11/2015, 06/12/2015
8am to 1pm
Madeup Park, Madeup street, Madeup Suburb
Held on the first Sunday of every month, this market sells handicrafts, plants, flowers, cakes, trash and treasure and great coffee. Live music, and face painting and jumping castle for children.
For families and visitors to Cardinia Shire.
Cost: gold coin donation
Contact Sarah Sweeney (Market Secretary) on 0417 070 630 or 5945 4280 or –

Event submission deadlines

To be considered for inclusion in Connect, please ensure your events are entered into our online events calendar by the following dates:
Summer 2016–17 edition: Friday 14 October

Story ideas and advertising

To 'pitch' for a local organisation or community member to be included in Connect, please email your idea. While all suggestions will be considered, the decision as to what is published is at the Connect editor's discretion.

Businesses and organisations cannot advertise in Connect; only Council events are advertised in the magazine.

Enquiries about Connect?

Contact us by email or call 1300 787 624.

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