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 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 Perth Disability Connection Expo 2024 sponsored by St Jude’s NDIS, at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre on March 1st and 2nd. 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 Perth Disability Connection Expo 2024 sponsored by Easy Healthcare. Come 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!

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.

Increased ability to stand out

With tens of thousands of registered and unregistered providers across the country, participants are seeking to meet with people and build relationships with quality organisations and make those connections in easier ways. Choice and control involves navigating a list of thousands of providers. Expos narrow that search down to hundreds and featured sponsors help narrow that down further. Let’s make it easy for people to find you!

Connect with more Participants

From our huge Magazine free to thousands of people walking through the doors, ‘Ask a NDIS Expert – Support Hub, sponsored by KARE Support Services, to our 1:1 meeting rooms and our online booking system, our expos have been optimised to increase connection and conversations between providers and participants. Pre and post expo visitors can find service providers involved and follow up. Our expo magazine is published online also pre and post expo so that those that need to find the right service providers can.

Increased exposure

Attending as an exhibitor allows you to leverage our PR and Social Media campaigns, which reach over 1.5 million people every month. Our direct National and State press releases throughout the year provide massive exposure for those involved. We always have opportunities to deliver joint press releases with sponsors all year long on hot topics and sector reform to more than 4000 radio, TV, press galleries and journalist contacts nationally. We do a media call at the begin of all events also to attract local TV and journalists to help raise important issues and open with a bang!

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. With 10 000 square meters of space, seating, food and entertainment it is a community event people spend time at and often come both days. We don’t do stalls and pamphlets alone.

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VISITORS

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EXHIBITORS

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SOCIAL REACH

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MEDIA REACH

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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

“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.

1300 910 503 / events@developingauscommunities.com.au / PO Box 4026 Forest Lake QLD 4078