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

Melbourne Disability
Connection Expo 2024

sponsored by Blossom Community Care
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • 18th - 19th October 2024
  • 10am – 4pm both days
Sponsored by
Blossom Community Care

Don't miss the biggest Disability and NDIS event Australia has ever seen!

Navigating NDIS and the search for service providers can be a big task and it never stops for participants, carers, family members and Guardians. Find hundreds of search provider options under one roof, with space to spend time, connect with multiple options, get support and your questions answered at our free ‘Ask a NDIS Expert - Support Hub’ from a range of professionals. Book in and use our meeting rooms also, check out the entertainment zone running all day, grab some food and if you need to do something and take a break, try the jumping castle, hair braiders, face painters, balloon artists or get a picture with cos players. All visitors get a free magazine to help them find some of the best service provider options on offer.

It is more than booths and pamphlets, it’s two days at the biggest Disability and NDIS related event ever and it’s FREE!

After almost 3 decades of experience in the Disability sector,  we know how challenging and sometimes overwhelming it can be understanding and managing your supports, plan and finding the right options. Even once you get your funding approved and get access to it, you then have to try to wade your way through the complexity of who, what, when and how: Where do I go? Who do I talk to? How do I know how to find the right NDIS provider for me and how do I know I can trust them? How do I meet them and see who I really feel a good connection with?

Find solutions and make connections at the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2024 sponsored by Blossom Community Care at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 18th - 19th October 2024. We bring participants of NDIS, families, children, adults and those looking for disability service options together with service providers and the community. 

We will be doing lots of live streamed interviews with exhibitors and sponsors - with the potential to reach even more service providers. The expo is dedicated to realising the challenges and increasing the level of CONNECTION between providers and participants.

Providers, participants, their carers and families are invited to the Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2024 sponsored by Blossom Community CareCome and get that funding sorted, those questions answered and make potentially life-long connections. If you're looking to kickstart 2024 in the perfect way, by engaging quality conversations and meaningful connections, register today to beat the crowds.

Don't miss the biggest Disability and NDIS events Australia has ever seen!

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Event Details
1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006,
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
18th - 19th October 2024
Quiet Time
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Free to Attend

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 our huge ‘Ask a NDIS Expert - Support Hub, 1:1 meeting rooms and an online booking system for you to search and find helpful Providers and Exhibitors. We also have a huge free magazine to help you find some of the best service provider options.

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.

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Meet our sponsors

Expo Naming Sponsor
  • Blossom Community Care
    Blossom Community Care
Major Sponsors
  • Nurse4U
Gold Sponsors
  • CareChoice
  • Caring Hands Health Care
    Caring Hands Health Care
  • Envision Healthcare
    Envision Healthcare
  • VisualCare

What People are Saying


    “The expo is for us, because we love to connect with people and this is a better place: this is just a grand place where you can meet with a lot of people, you can make a lot of connections and it's a very big shout out for our company when we get to show what exactly we are providing and what we are offering.”


    “The expo is definitely very good exposure and a very good environment: Open space, meeting different participants. There are heaps of participants asking how to apply for NDIS and also asking what services we can provide. So, we got to help the participants.”


    “The expo is beautiful! Lots of people are coming who are desperate (for NDIS solutions). Now I can understand that Brisbane needs lots of services. We'll be here soon - our office will be here (in Brisbane) soon.”


    “It feels like there's so much more, so many more providers here this year, and it's really good to see so many different providers providing all sorts of different supports. It's been amazing, great! Well done guys. Love it.”


    “We really, really love this particular expo. There's something that you guys do that's really special. I think that whole developing of community just shines through and that's the most important thing for us: We're about community all the time, about making sure that our young people are connecting in community and supported and so, we can feel that in this kind of space and we love being a part of it, so, we are really grateful to be here.”


    “It's been a great experience for us because this is the first year participating in this. We tried last year, but we just were too late. So, we're looking forward to more years, actually!”


    “It's been so busy we have been struggling to keep up, honestly. The great thing about this expo is that we have everything under one roof here. People can come and just explore all different aspects of services, specialised goods etc, so, it’s just great for the people coming to the expo. So, it's just great for the people coming to the expo. We will definitely be back as a major sponsor next year.”


    “It's been such an amazing turnout. I've been so amazed even just by the mood of everybody here. Everyone is so welcoming and so excited about the different options here available. All the exhibitors have been so friendly. It's been just a wonderful experience so far.”


    “Oh, it's amazing. It's so refreshing to see a consistent stream of people coming through… every one I've attended it's just getting bigger and better as we go. So well done. Great job. And we love being here. It's been very busy and you know we just love seeing familiar faces and helping people get the support though they need, or at least give them information to get the support they need.”


    “It's been awesome, we've met so many great people, and a lot of participants have come up to say hello. We've actually found a lot of people coming over just to ask generalised questions. Sometimes they're just not quite sure on who to actually talk to, so they've come, taken a seat and we've just been having a bit of a chat about what supported independent living actually is, and what short term accommodation is as well, because some people are not quite sure what the difference is. It's been great really talking to the participants and their guardians as well around that.”

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 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. We put lots of work into inviting as many as possible to cover 10 000 square meters of expo space!
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 2024?

  • We don't do just tables and pamphlets - there are plenty of spaces to stop and take your time
  • There are meeting spaces to catchup one on one with providers. Arrange a sit-down and talk to some potential Providers. To find that perfect fit for you.
  • Participating 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!

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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

  • 4GR
  • A Better Life Home Care Services
  • Afea Care Services
  • Ainim Support Services
  • APM Employment Services
  • Better Bookkeeping Management
  • Blossom Community Care
  • Care Professionals
  • CareChoice
  • ClubMates Travel
  • DPS Publishing
  • Easy Cycles
  • Easy Healthcare
  • Elevate Support Care
  • Empowering Care
  • Envision Healthcare
  • Hireup
  • Imperial Healthcare Community Services
  • Joya Medical Supplies
  • Kaiko Fidgets
  • Knoxbrooke Incorporated
  • Magical Care
  • Magnum Support Services
  • MCM
  • Megalines Insurance & Risk Advisers
  • MoneyMasterminds
  • National 360
  • Nurse4U
  • Peak Plan Management
  • Reach & Belong
  • SASI - Statewide Autistic Services
  • Services Australia
  • Sister Sensory
  • Southern Star Care
  • State-wide Equipment Program
  • Sunrise2Sunrise

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