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Melbourne  –  2 & 3 October 2021

About

After a hiatus in 2020, Coeliac Australia is delighted to be working towards the return of the Gluten Free Expo in 2021! The Melbourne Gluten Free Expo October 2-3 will be held at Melbourne 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 VIC. Like other Coeliac Australia’s Gluten Free Expos, the Melbourne event in October 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 Melbourne Gluten Free Expo will take place over Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October, 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.   

 

Tickets will be available for purchase here on this website in mid August. 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

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

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.

Cost

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

Location

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

 

1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Victoria Australia 3006

Parking

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre has a car park located within the Exhibition Centre. Additionally, there are secure car parks located in and around South Wharf including, South Wharf Retail Car Park, Siddeley Street Carpark, Freeway Carpark and Montague Street Carpark. Fees apply.

Public Transport

Bus

The SkyBus transports visitors directly from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross train station. Bus route 237 operates from Queen Victoria Market, via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street South Wharf from Monday to Friday. Lormier Street is approximately a five minute walk to MCEC. There is also a coach pick up/drop off point at Bay 1, Convention Centre Place (closest to DFO South Wharf).

Train

Take any train that goes to Southern Cross Station. Exit at Southern Cross Station and catch tram number 96, 109 or 12 as above. For further train timetable information and trip planning, visit the Victorian Public Transport website here.

Tram

Catch any of the following trams and exit at the stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC:

  • Route 96 – St Kilda to East Brunswick

  • Route 109 – Port Melbourne to Box Hill

  • Route 12 – Victoria Gardens to St Kilda


Alternatively, catch tram number 48 or 70 and exit at the Flinders Street stop. Then take a short walk towards the Yarra River, across the Seafarers Bridge.

 

For further public transport timetable information and trip planning, visit Public Transport Victoria website.
 

Speakers

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 will be published on our website soon, so you can plan your visit. Also follow our facebook page for regular updates.