The popular ATSA Independent Living Expo is heading to Melbourne and Perth in May 2020. The ATSA expos are the premier event for the disability sector, with events taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth.
ATSA expos started more than 20 years ago for allied health professionals, but with the rollout of the NDIS empowering consumers, the show has broadened its offerings to evolve with this trend. An increase in exhibitors and new seminars have been added to the event to meet this need.
The expos address people’s day-to-day requirements, with exhibitors showcasing wheelchairs, home modifications and assistive-technology products. But the organisers understand that visitors are also looking for service providers, sporting opportunities and equipment that will assist with travel – so they offer all of this in one place.
The seminars are always popular with both clinicians and caregivers, with topics covered including aqua therapy, disability sports, transfer tips for caregivers and accessible tourism.
This year, it’s offering an ATSA first with a special area for free wheelchair tune-ups!
The venues are wheelchair-accessible and provide an accessible bathroom facility with adult-size change table and hoist to ensure you can stay as long as you like. Free parking is also offered and there are complimentary shuttle services from the railway station. And, to keep your energy up, there’s free coffee and tea!
2020 event details
The Perth event is put on by ATSA (Assistive Technology Suppliers Australia), supported by Indigo (formerly Independent Living Centre WA) and organised by Interpoint Events. It will be held at Claremont Showground in Claremont on 28 and 29 October 2020.
The Melbourne event will be held at Melbourne Showgrounds in Ascot Vale on 13 and 14 October 2020, and will be the largest display of assistive-technologies equipment and services in Australia.
For more information, call 1300 789 845 or visit atsaindependentlivingexpo.com.au.