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Important Update – Brisbane Gluten Free Expo Postponed

Coeliac Australia has been closely monitoring the latest public health advice regarding the evolving COVID-19 situation. The changing circumstances of the past 48 hours has implications for the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo, scheduled to take place in less than two weeks on 10-11 July at the BCEC (Brisbane Convention & Entertainment Centre).

As a health-based charitable organisation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo. The health and wellbeing of expo visitors, staff and exhibitors is of utmost importance, and we must play our part in limiting any potential threat of spreading the virus.


Our primary objective is to bring you a show that is not only safe, but also a great experience for all attendees with the full line-up of planned gluten free exhibitors and Expo activities. Recent border restrictions mean that a number of interstate exhibitors are now unable to attend the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo as originally scheduled.

Whilst this is an unfortunate situation, we believe it is the right decision to make given the circumstances, with your safety being our highest priority. We appreciate your support and understanding.

Our Team will be working closely with all key stakeholders on the next steps for the Brisbane Gluten Free Expo.


Further information will be forthcoming as soon as possible regarding ticketing arrangements and potential new dates for the rescheduled event.


In the meantime, please hold on to your Gluten Free Expo tickets as we work through this process.


​We apologise for any inconvenience resulting from this postponement and thank our sponsors, exhibitors, members and ticketholders for their understanding and continued support of Coeliac Australia and the Gluten Free Expo. 



After a hiatus in 2020, Coeliac Australia is delighted to be working towards the return of the Gluten Free Expo in 2021! The Brisbane Gluten Free Expo will be held at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Gluten Free Expo is proudly bought to you by the experts in gluten free at Coeliac Australia and is the only dedicated gluten free event of its kind in QLD. Like other Coeliac Australia’s Gluten Free Expos, the Brisbane event in July will offer a great opportunity to discover, taste and shop everything new in gluten free food as well as grab a bargain, with many show specials from exhibitors set to be on offer!

Coeliac Australia also welcomes Woolworths as Principal Sponsor. Exhibiting for the first time, the Woolworths stand will showcase their fantastic Free From Gluten range and brings a new exhibitor experience for visitors.

Look forward to visiting the Gluten Free Expo’s dedicated Education Stage where visitors can listen to expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments on coeliac disease management, research and diet. The Expo will also feature a range of gluten free street food and food truck vendors, a gluten free foodie’s heaven! Don’t forget to visit our team at the Coeliac Australia stand.

Bringing you a COVID-Safe Event

The Brisbane Gluten Free Expo will take place over Saturday and Sunday, with some changes versus previous years due to COVID-Safe Event requirements. 

For your confidence, a deep clean will be performed between the morning and afternoon sessions. Sanitising stations will be provided at the venue. Yes, there will still be food samples on offer to enjoy! Modified sampling procedures will be introduced, however rest assured you will still be able to enjoy the tastes of the Expo with carefully presented, single-portion samples.   


Please note that in the instance of cancellation due to unforeseen COVID-19 circumstances, a full refund will be provided to all pre-purchased ticket-holders.


Please note the event is a cashless event and no cash will be accepted at the Expo. 

New session times

Due to reduced capacity limits, each day will be divided into two half-day sessions (four sessions in total across the weekend). 


Tickets are pre-purchased, online only. Due to Covid 19 contract tracing requirements and capacity limits, all tickets to your preferred session(s) must be pre-purchased online prior to the event and are only available until sold out. 

CA recommends you check and confirm date and time of the ticket/s you intend to purchase before completing the checkout process. There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets after purchasing if you change your mind and session time changes cannot be accommodated.

Coeliac Australia Members and Affiliates

You will receive an email link from Coeliac Australia to book your tickets during the member-exclusive pre-sale period! Please book early to avoid disappointment.

All other attendees

Tickets will be available to purchase online. We encourage booking your online tickets early to avoid disappointment. At this stage, tickets will not be sold at the venue door as they have been in prior years. 


Tickets valid for one session only - either Saturday or Sunday AM or PM. Morning session is from 9.00am – 12.30pm and afternoon session is from 1.30pm – 5.00pm. A full venue clean down will be done between 12.30pm to 1.30pm and all patrons and exhibitors will be required to leave the venue for the clean down period.


Adult: $17  (plus Humanitix booking fee)

Full time student/concession: $14  (plus Humanitix booking fee)

Concession applies to holder of current Health Care Card and Pensioner Concession Cards upon presentation.

Student relates to full time students upon presentation of I.D.

12 years and under: Free of charge


Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre


Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets
South Bank, Brisbane
Queensland Australia 4001


The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) operates a Southbank parking facility for visitors, guests and the general public.

The car park is conveniently located undercover with direct lift access to the Centre’s convention and exhibition facilities and event spaces. Fees apply.

Public Transport

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre has two entrances, one on Grey Street and one main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg Streets.

Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, train and ferry options available.

More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.


The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.


South Brisbane Railway Station adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

CityCat & Ferries

The public transport ferries CityCats operate everyday and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

Speakers schedule

This year we have a host of expert guest speakers including medical professionals and dieticians. There is sure to be a session which sparks your interest! Speaker and session details may be updated, so visit our website regularly to plan your visit. Also follow our facebook page for regular updates.


9.30am - 10.15am

Dr Richard Muir – Paediatric Gastroenterologist

10.30am - 11.15am

Kim McCosker – Author '4 Ingredients'

11.30am - 12.15pm

Desi Carlos – Principal and Senior Dietitian APD Tree of Life Nutrition

1.30pm - 2.15pm

Dorothea Vallianos – Psychologist

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Kim McCosker – Author '4 Ingredients'


9.30am - 10.15am

Dr James Daveson – Gastroenterologist

10.30am - 11.15am

Kim McCosker – Author '4 Ingredients'

11.30am - 12.15pm

Desi Carlos – Principal and Senior Dietitian APD Tree of Life Nutrition

1.30pm - 2.15pm

Dorothea Vallianos – Psychologist

2.30pm - 3.15pm

Dr James Daveson – Gastroenterologist

Times and speakers subject to change without notice, please check the website for regular updates.