Disabled Girl
Everything disability under one roof!
Elderly Lady
Everything disability under one roof!
Wheelchair
Everything disability under one roof!

Welcome to our Disability Expo events

Researching and finding everything you need to support a family member with a disability can be difficult and time-consuming. Sharon Fulwood is a mother of three children, two of whom have different disabilities. At every step of her children’s development, she has needed to research disability aids and equipment, speciality products, specialist advice and appropriate support networks for her and her children. Experiencing frustrations and a disconnect in the sector motivated Sharon to do something to help others. She has made it her mission to make it easier for Sunshine Coast families, carers and people with disabilities find the support, services and products to help them improve their quality of life. She wanted to create an event to connect businesses and networks within the disability sector together with these families and carers. This is how the Disability Expo Sunshine Coast idea was born and has now become a reality.
COVID-SAFE Expo Visitor Information COVID-19 contract tracing requirements from Queensland Health are that ALL attendees at RDE – Regional Disability Expo will be required to register before entering expo. Please pre-register online to avoid any delays or queues. You will be unable to enter expo if, in the past fourteen (14) days:
  • You have been overseas
  • You have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • You have been in a COVID-19 hotspot
  • You have had COVID-19
  • You have any symptoms consistent with COVID19 (symptoms include: fever; cough; shortness of breath; sore throat; or headache)
Please note that if you present to expo with symptoms (fever; cough; shortness of breath; sore throat; or headache), you will be taken to a discrete location for further investigation. RDE will also have the following procedure in place to maintain COVID-19 social distancing rules:-
  • Social distancing measures of 1.5 metres between people and or household groups must be maintained at all times
  • Hand sanitisation stations and hand washing stations will be available within the expo site and will be identified by signage around expo. Attendees are encouraged to ensure that they regularly wash and / or sanitise their hands during their visit to expo
  • Aggression and abuse of our staff and other attendees will not be tolerated. Anyone presenting signs of aggression or becoming abusive will be removed from expo.
  • Regular expo announcements will be conducted over the expo PA system to remind all attendees at expo to ensure hygiene considerations are observed
  • Social Distancing Volunteers will be engaged specifically to monitor and encourage social distancing in all walkways, on exhibitor sites and in high traffic areas
  • In the event that you find yourself in a queue at the entry of expo, we ask that you practice physical distancing in your household group / individual of no less than 1.5 metres
  • Please remember that no kissing, hugging or handshakes are permitted while you are attending expo
Health / Fitness Recreation / Social
Employment Education
After school opportunities
Advocacy Support groups
Product aids
Transport … and more!
Icon of people chatting AttendAdmission is free! Register your email above to stay up-to-date on the expo and receive a reminder closer to the event.Register
Icon of exhibitor ExhibitIf your business is dedicated to improving the lives of those with a disability or their carers, we want to hear from you!I want in!
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What exhibitors and attendees are saying...

"I had such a great time at the Disability Expo. I loved the diversity of the stallholders and everyone was so welcoming and helpful.I found out heaps about the emotional and physical support available to people when seeking employment in the job sector whiuch is the main reason I came along. It was great to catch up with most up to date information and feel part of a supported community that is valued. Plus the coffee in the outside seated area was FAB! Thanks, I am looking forward to the next one."
Emma Manning - BEST Practitioner - Attendee
"My son and I have been here on the coast for over 30 years, and just didn't realise how much was now available in services and products on the Sunshine Coast."
Glenys Blandford - Attendee
"Thanks for today, it was a great success from our perspective."
Margaret Vermeij-Irvin - Home Life Inc. - Exhibitor
"I exhibit at a lot of these types of events, this would have to be the best expo I've ever had the privilege to be at."
Tony Sander - Just Better Care - Platinum Sponsor