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
  • Time: 10am - 4pm
  • Cost: Free

Are you a Participant, Carer or Family Member looking
to understand how to navigate the NDIS?

Previous Expo Images

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

    Why is this a Must-Attend Expo?

    Get answers to your NDIS questions

    Many NDIS Participants, Carers and Family members have questions about their funding, how it works and who to work with. We have Q&A Concierge Desks, 1:1 meeting rooms and an online booking system for you to search and find helpful Providers and Exhibitors.

    Clarity on your NDIS Funding Plan

    Connect with informed and experienced Providers that can give you certainty so that you’re informed, educated and you can make the best decisions for your situation.

    Have some fun!

    We’ve designed the expo to include loads of entertainment (face painters, balloon artists, hair braiders and more), hourly performances and lots of chill out areas so you can enjoy your time, not just access information.

    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

      Join us for this amazing event for our sector in 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 COVID-19.

      Thank you for our Following Sponsors!

      • Afford
        Major Sponsors
        • Kare One
          Platinum Sponsors
          • DFM Financial Group
          • Blue Star Homecare Services
          • DisabilityCo.
          • Felicity Holistic Care
          • Blossom
          • Out Door Inc.
          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
          • 10am - 4pm

          This event will be free for the community to attend. Over two huge days you can find Service Providers, reconnect and:

          • Ask all those questions you have about NDIS and navigate your plans, funds and options.
          • If you are applying for the NDIS, are new to NDIS or have a current NDIS plan, are looking for service options or have questions you need to ask, then this event is a must attend event for 2022.

          We have done away with the traditional show-case model and have created an event where Participants and their families can:-

          • View Service Provider displays on the day.
          • Meet Providers and discuss their situations 1:1 with meeting spaces available for participating Providers.
          • Ask questions and be guided by our team of concierge Support Coordinators from Queensland’s leading service providers, to explain, answer questions, review possibilities and then guide you.

          Don’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

            Free Concierge NDIS Expert Staff Available on Both Days

            A team of concierge staff 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 you aren’t sure what service options are out there, are unsure who to talk to, how to use your plan or would just like support on the day to find options and connect with some of those Service Providers attending.
            • Look through your NDIS plans if you aren’t sure of how they work and what you can use your funding on, what the different sections mean and help you find the options you 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.

            We have engaged a National PR firm to ensure our event gets 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.

            Connection Sessions with Service Providers
            Want to sit down and talk to some of the Service Providers over the two days of Expo 2022?
            • Don’t just walk past tables and gather pamphlets.
            • Meeting spaces with an online booking facility to make appointments with participating Providers you would like to speak to directly will be available each day.
            • Arrange a sit down and talk to some potential Providers to find that perfect fit for you.
            • Providers with capacity will have 20-30 minute appointment times. Attendees can book on either of the two days to find out more in a safe and no-pressure setting.
            • Travelling around having meetings with different Providers usually takes time . Meet a few on the same day and make it a little easier to compare and find the right ones for you.

            This might be your chance to find that great option you have been looking for!

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