Creating a voice for the Disability Sector
Creating a voice for the Disability Sector

Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2022

Presented by Afford
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 18th - 19th January 2022
Covid Safe

Are you a participant, carer or family member looking
to understand how to navigate the NDIS?

With almost 130,000 Victorian participants receiving NDIS help - and more than 55,000 people with disabilities accessing the scheme for the first time - it can be a bit like looking for a needle in a haystack when it comes to searching through the hundreds of providers to connect with THE right one, which is why our 2022 Disability Connection Expos are so vital.

Event Details
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006,
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
18th - 19th January 2022
Free to Attend

The Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2022 Presented by Afford, on January 18th and 19th, can change lives by bringing hundreds of NDIS business providers and thousands of participants together under one roof for two fantastic days of fun and information.

These NDIS exhibitors are ready to connect, engage and support participants and their carers and families with experienced and expert advice, and essential goods, services and products. Vital connections made at these expos have the potential to continue long after the event ends.

We will have a clear COVID policy at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre to keep you safe and as well as that commitment to you, we’ll make it super easy for participants and visitors to find you at the expo.

You will also be able to access our NDIS Q&A Concierge desk, facilitated by experts where visitors can go for answers to any of their burning NDIS questions and we will even be doing lots of live streaming over the two days so participants who aren’t there know about you. Centrestage will come alive when we showcase a wide range of all the exhibitors and a diverse range of services that they bring to the table. There will be constant fun, entertainment and activities throughout both days from live demonstrations and performances to obstacle courses and face painters!

So if you're looking to kickstart 2022 in the perfect way, by engaging quality conversations and meaningful connections, register HERE today.

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.

  • 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

Meet our sponsors

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

What People are Saying


    "We have really grown our NDIS community since exhibiting at the service provider expo. We were able to meet likeminded businesses who we have worked with to ensure we are providing the best possible care for our participants."


    "As a result of being at the expo we have seen a significant increase in clients engaging with us for our complimentary Discovery Sessions in our clinics across WA and many clients have now onboarded to our services."

    Event Participants
    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.
    Event Participants
    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.
    • Traveling 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!


    Products and services you'll find at the expos

    • Accommodation / Tenancy Assistance
    • Assistance Animals
    • Assistance in Coordinating or Managing Life Stages, Transitions And Supports
    • Assistance to Access and Maintain Employment or Higher Education
    • Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement
    • Assistance with Travel/Transport Arrangements
    • Assistive Equipment for Recreation
    • Assistive Products for Household Tasks
    • Assistive Products for Personal Care and Safety
    • Assistive Technology and Equipment Registration Groups
    • Communication and Information Equipment
    • Community Nursing Care
    • Customised Prosthetics
    • Daily Personal Activities
    • Development of Daily Living and Life Skills
    • Early Intervention Supports for Early Childhood
    • Exercise Physiology and Personal Training
    • Group and Centre Based Activities
    • Hearing Equipment
    • Hearing Services
    • High Intensity Daily Personal Activities
    • Home and Vehicle Modification registration Groups
    • Home Modifications
    • Household Tasks
    • Innovative Community Participation
    • Interpreting and Translation
    • Management of Funding for Supports in Participants’ Plans
    • Participation in Community, Social and Civic Activities
    • Personal Mobility Equipment
    • Professional Registration Groups
    • Specialised Disability Accommodation
    • Specialised Driver Training
    • Specialised Hearing Services
    • Specialised Support Coordination
    • Specialised Supported Employment
    • Specialist Positive Behaviour Support
    • Therapeutic Supports
    • Vehicle Modifications
    • Vision Equipment

    Confirmed service providers

    • AARush Construction
    • Absolute Care & Health
    • ADEC – Action on Disability within Ethnic Commuities
    • Afford
    • AGAPI Care
    • AiiM CHOICES
    • Ainim Support Services
    • All Dai
    • Aleph Health Group
    • Alpha Abilities
    • Amity Care Services
    • Autism Spectrum Australia
    • Aspect Plan Management
    • 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
    • CRAMLI Australia
    • DesignLife Consulting
    • Developing Australian Communities
    • DFM Financial Group
    • Disability Connect Victoria
    • Disability Support Link
    • DisabilityCo.
    • DPS Publishing
    • Easy Life Home Care
    • Edge Community Services
    • Elevate Support Care
    • Empowering Care
    • Encompass House
    • Everybody Ebikes
    • Fair-go Access Support Services
    • FBA CARE
    • Felicity Group of Holistic Care
    • First Step Solutions
    • First Support
    • Flexi Support
    • Friends Who Care
    • Get Picked Up
    • Grace Professional Services
    • greyCare
    • Hand 2 Hand Disability Services
    • Healthscope Independence Services
    • HireUp
    • Housing Hub
    • HiCom Care
    • IDEAL Plan Management
    • Inclusion Foundation
    • InPlace Living
    • AT CHAT
    • Infinite Ability
    • Irabina Autism Services
    • Jewish Care Victoria Inc
    • JFU Job Seek
    • Kare ONE
    • KaizenCare
    • Kayda Care
    • Kera's Plan Management
    • Kinkera Community
    • Liberty Disability Services
    • Lifeful Coordination and Management
    • Lifestyle Solutions
    • Life With Choice Care
    • Lite n' Easy
    • Lotus Healthcare
    • Magnum Support Services
    • Maple Community Services
    • Mayplus
    • MCH Leisure
    • Mercy Homecare
    • Melbourne Health & Care Services
    • My Buddy Gard
    • My Playground Disability
    • My Puzzle House
    • National 360
    • NNA Direct Support Service
    • Next Wave NDIS Supports
    • Ontime Healthcare
    • Orthotics Plus Australia
    • Out Doors Inc
    • Perfect Care
    • Performance Health
    • Pathway to SDA
    • Positive Powerful Parenting
    • Praxis Psychology Training & consulting : First Access
    • Priority care Professionals
    • Personalised Support Services
    • POWA Care Connections
    • Pride Disability Services
    • Provider Choice
    • RevitalizeXPP
    • Reach & Belong
    • Rosie’s Love and Care
    • Romy's Room
    • Safety Link
    • Scaada Group Services
    • Scope (Aust)
    • Sky Plan Management
    • Special Care Australia
    • Sister Sensory
    • Sleep Electric
    • Sleepy's
    • Smart Support
    • Social Structures Allied Health
    • Support Embrace Connect
    • Sunrise Behavioural Health
    • The Salt Foundation
    • The Spoonie Society
    • Tender Loving Care Disability Services
    • Uconnex
    • Vivir Healthcare
    • Wattle Tree Country Retreat
    • WFM Services

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