Welcome to the Melbourne Disability Service Provider & Participant Connection Expo 2022
We would like to acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather for our event and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that attend any of our events.
Presented by
Afford

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

  • Where: 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006
  • When: 18th Jan, 19th Jan 2022
Exhibitor Registrations are now open but will fill fast.
Over 15,000 Service Providers Australia Wide have been invited to exhibit in the 2022 Expo and numbers will be strictly limited.

Are you a Service Provider looking to connect with more Participants?

Are you looking to raise your awareness and increase exposure
for the great work you do?

Exhibitor numbers are
limited and will sell out soon - Don’t Miss Out

Join us for this amazing event for our sector in Expo 2022 It will be a welcome return to connecting people with Disabilities and NDIS Providers, Allied Health, Early Intervention and Disability/Complex Case Services for Aged and Child Care again after such a huge year of disconnect due to COVID19.

Previous Expo Images

  • Girl Writing On Freedom Wall
  • Exhibitors Together With Visitors
  • Bne Exhibtion
  • Blue Exhibitor Booth
  • Nmw Booth
  • Pirate Costumed Exhibitors
  • Two People Discussing
  • Three People Discussing
  • Spinal Life Booth

    Why is this a Must-Attend Expo for Service Providers?

    Increased ability
    to stand out

    With 15,000 Providers across the country, Participants are seeking to meet with people and build relationships with quality organisations.

    Connect with more Participants

    From our Q&A Concierge Desk, to our 1:1 Meeting rooms, to our online booking system, our expos have been optimised to increase connection and conversations between Providers and Participants.

    Increased exposure

    Attending as an exhibitor allows you to leverage our PR and Social Media campaigns, which reach over 5 million people every month.

    Quality time with Participants

    Our expos are designed to encourage people to stay longer. From balloon artists, face painters, jumping castles and hair braiders, combined with a spacious floor plan layout, the main feedback we receive from exhibitors is that people are less rushed and they spend more quality time with them.

    BNE STATS - And Post-Expo Report

    15.18M

    PR Reach

    50,500

    Engagements

    3482

    Attendees

    172

    Exhibitors

    4.9

    Average Rating

    Countless

    number of meaningful opportunities created.
    Brisbane Post Expo Report
    Please click on the Post Expo Report above to see the full details.

    Quotes from Previous Expo Visitors

    • Our first time at the expo, great experience, will be back!!

      Kelly Jacob

    • Great and wonderful service, thank you!

      Ana Maria Birch

    • Had a great time and amazing services!

      Rodrigo Salas

    • Had amazing fun day. Afford was the best. So much fun, free stuff.

      Rebecca Preedy

    • Cant wait till next time. Selina is the bomb!!!

      Carolyn Perry

      Thank you for our Following Sponsors!

      • Afford
        Major Sponsors
        • Kare One
        Platinum Sponsors
        • Out Doors Inc.
        • DFM Financial Group
        • Blue Star Homecare
        • DisabilityCo.
        • Felicity Group of Holistic Care Pty.Ltd
        • Blossom Community Care
        Gold Sponsors

        NDIS Disability Service Provider, Early Intervention, Allied Health, Capacity Building, Therapeutic, Disability/Complex Case Services for Aged and Child Care

        • 18th Jan, 19th Jan 2022
        Visitors won’t just browse tables! There will be an online booking system for Participants to book face to face meetings with Service Providers of their choice over the two days to find out more and see who may be a good fit for them.
        Exhibitors Booth
        girl playing on a inflatable playground
        three person on a wheelchair
        • exhibitor booth
        • Child playing on a inflatable playground
        • three person on a wheelchair

          Q&A Concierge Desk - NDIS Expert Staff Available on Both Days

          You have the ability to get involved in the concierge team to meet more Participants. This team will be available on the day (free for all those attending) to:

          • Support people new to NDIS, looking at applying to NDIS or approved.
          • Review and support those seeking to connect with the right services and options.
          • Answer any questions, especially if people aren’t sure what service options are out there, are unsure who to talk to, how to use their plan or would just like support on the day to find options and connect with some of those Service Providers attending.
          • Look through visitor NDIS plans if they aren’t sure of how they work and what they can use their funding on, what the different sections mean and help people find the options they have been looking for.

          There are no silly questions. The team will be there to support you.

          DAC Concierge

          Exhibitors and Displays from Service Providers

          We have invited and will be showcasing a diverse range of exhibitors:

          • Over 15,000 Service Providers, Professionals, Capacity Building Experts, Therapy, Early Intervention and Disability Focused Aged and Child Care options Australia-wide have been invited to exhibit.
          • Up to 250 exhibitor spaces will be available and there will be a diverse range for you to find that perfect fit option for you, your loved ones, or those you support or work with.
          • There will also be a focus on resource options, equipment and therapeutic services.
          • The more diverse the range of Service Providers, the more valuable and attractive the expo is for Participants and visitors.

          Expo Visibility - PR / Social Media / Local Support Groups

          We have engaged a National PR firm to ensure our expos get full media coverage throughout Australia to increase opportunities to bring our community the best Service Providers we can and ensure maximum attendance over the full two days.

          To date, our PR campaigns have reached well
          15185831
          people through 479 media outlets.

          Our social media campaigns have reached

          2391624
          people with over 50,500 engagements.
          Strategies are in place to engage local community and networking groups to raise awareness of the expos in all regions.

          Following the major success of our Brisbane Service Provider & Participant Connection Expo 2021 Presented by Afford, we have created a Post-Expo Report, which showcases:

          • Summary of the marketing efforts
          • Number of attendees and exhibitors
          • Improvements to make all future expos even better

          Confirmed Service Providers That Are Attending

          • Absolute Care & Health
          • AARush Construction
          • ADEC – Action on Disability within Ethnic Commuities
          • Afford - Australian Foundation for Disability
          • AGAPI Care
          • AiiM CHOICES
          • Aleph Health Group
          • Autism Spectrum Australia
          • Better Life Home Care
          • Better Rehab
          • BJ Care Services
          • Blue Star Homecare
          • Blossom Community Care
          • CareChoice
          • Career Success Australia
          • Centre for Positive Behaviour Support
          • Cerebral Palsy Education Centre
          • Clubmates Travel Australia
          • Connecting2Australia
          • DesignLife Consulting
          • DPS Publishing Pty Ltd
          • DFM Financial Group
          • Disability Connect Victoria
          • Disability Support Link
          • DisabilityCo.
          • Easy Life Home Care
          • Elevate You Australia
          • Empowering Care
          • Everybody Ebikes
          • Fair-go Access Support Services
          • FBA CARE
          • Felicity Group of Holistic Care Pty.Ltd
          • Flexi Support
          • Friends Who Care Pty Ltd
          • Get Picked Up
          • Grace Professional Services
          • Hand 2 Hand Disability Services
          • Housing Hub
          • IDEAL Plan Management
          • Inclusion Foundation
          • Independent Living Assessment
          • Independent Life Plan Management
          • Infinite Ability
          • Irabina Autism Services
          • JFU Job Seek Pty Ltd
          • KareONE
          • Kayda Care
          • Kera's Plan Management
          • Kindness Care
          • Kinkera Community
          • Liberty Disability Services
          • Lifeful Coordination and Management
          • Lifestyle Solutions
          • Magnum Support Services
          • Mayplus
          • Mercy Homecare
          • My Buddy Gard
          • My Playground Disability
          • NNA Direct Support Service
          • Ontime Healthcare
          • Orthotics Plus Australia
          • Out Door Inc
          • Perfect Care
          • Performance Health
          • Pathway to SDA
          • Praxis Psychology Training & consulting : First Access
          • Personalised Support Services
          • Pride Disability Services Pty Ltd
          • RevitalizeXPP
          • Rosie’s Love and Care
          • Romy's Room
          • Safety Link
          • Scaada Group Services
          • Scope (Aust) Ltd
          • Sky Plan Management
          • Sister Sensory Pty Ltd
          • Smart Support
          • Sunrise Behavioural Health Pty Ltd
          • Support Embrace Connect
          • The Salt Foundation
          • Tender Loving Care Disability Services
          • Vivir Healthcare
          • WFM Services Pty Ltd
          Sponsorship Packages - Looking to stand out even more?

          We have a range of sponsor packages that further accelerate your ability to:

          • Increase your exposure through our PR and Social Media campaigns
          • Raise more awareness at our expos
          • Receive preferential booth selection and branding
          • Ability to engage more Participants and visitors
          When you submit your registration enquiry, you will receive our detailed Sponsors Kit with a detailed breakdown of our Sponsor Packages.
          We Keep Everyone Posted
          At Developing Australian Communities, we continuously widen our reach to provide our community with the latest information about our events.