This Year’s Expos


Got burning NDIS questions to ask the experts? Want to make valuable connections with providers? Whatever your plan, concern, or question, whatever your area of expertise, you will find a solution, a willing ear and a captive audience at Developing Australian Communities’ 2024 Disability Connection Expos in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth. Under one big roof, we make it easier for hundreds of providers to make connections that can endure long after the event ends, and for participants to get the products and services they really need.

The exhibitors list for the Developing Australian Communities 2023 Disability Connection Expos is constantly growing and thousands of participants are expected through the doors to get solutions to problems and make life-changing, vital connections.

There’s nothing worse than being around people who don’t appreciate you. And there’s nothing better than being surrounded by people who truly get who you are.

If you’re looking to find NDIS providers that celebrate YOU, or you are a provider with a passion to make vital and long-term connections, then come join Developing Australian Communities at our Disability Connection Expos throughout Australia.

  • Brisbane Disability Connection Expo 2024 on March 1 and 2 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Sydney Disability Connection Expo 2024 on May 24 and 25 at the ICC Sydney.
  • Perth Disability Connection Expo 2024 on August 16 and 17 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • Melbourne Disability Connection Expo 2024 on October 18 and 19 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

There will be clear Covid-19 policies so you won’t be short-changed in any way and our commitment to you is that we’ll make it super easy for participants and visitors to find you at the expo. We have an app that allows visitors to:

  • Search and find the exhibitors they want to connect with before they can get the expo.
  • Arrange one-to-one meetings with specific NDIS business providers in special appointment rooms
  • And categorises each business based on the products/services they provide.

We will also have an NDIS Q&A Concierge Desk manned by experts and entertainment and activities throughout both days, along with a host of fun things like hair braiding, balloon artists, inflatable courses and more!

We have a safety page being prepped as well and words like this can link to that page as well.

The event will be live-streamed across the nation, across hundreds of media channels, with the potential for the hundreds of exhibitors to reach thousands of more participants.

Everything you need in one location. A perfect way to start a fresh 2024!

“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.”

We would like to acknowledge 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.

Creating A Voice for the Disability Sector

ENHANCING AUSTRALIA’S DISABILITY SERVICES ONE STEP AND EVENT AT A TIME – At Developing Australian Communities, we believe that working closely with Service Providers, Carers and Participants through our events will ensure that the much-needed change in our sector will be provided for the betterment of the services in our sector. Learn more about us and our dreams for our community.

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