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Founded by the Northern Territory peak body for people with disability, the All Abilities Expo is a unique and interactive event that connects people with disabilities, carers, guardians, and families with disability service providers, community services, business, industry, and government.

The expo provides the opportunity to learn more about what is available in the Northern Territory, discuss individual requirements, and enable individual rights to choice and control. The expo also provides an opportunity to showcase presentations that promote inclusion, accessibility, equity, and diversity as a means of building awareness on the day.

In promoting equity, admission to the All Abilities Expo is FREE to the community and includes "come n' try" activities like wheelchair basketball, rugby, AFL, dance, craft, chess, as well as sensory stations, an animal petting area, face painting, balloon artist, and free food.

At every AAE, attendees get a preview of our full-colour printed and digital "All Abilities Expo Directory," a valuable resource packed with essential information and contacts to connect you with the services and products that best suit your needs. The 2023 Expo Directory is a handy guide to services and supports that are available across the Top End, including Darwin, Katherine, and Alice Springs.

Last year, we are pleased to say that, thanks to the sensational support of the community, sponsors, stallholders, vendors, and IdA staff, we were able to deliver on our promise that the 2023 expo would be bigger and better than before, with more stalls, entertainment, and interactive activities for everyone. This year, we are pleased to have IdA's disability peer-group group play an invaluable part in making the 2024 All Abilities Expo even better.

In continuing with the expo, and always working towards a brighter future, to ensure it is inclusive and accessible to all who attend by providing equitable access with a no-holds, FREE, and open-door approach, we invite sponsors, vendors, and donations to reach out to us to collaborate and explore the potential of just how wide we can open the door!

As part of raising awareness, the All Abilities Expo is running on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) as a way of spotlighting current programs and businesses that are inclusive and accessible, as well as promoting the opportunity for others to make the move toward inclusion, accessibility, equity, and diversity. With GAAD's purpose, "to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments," we welcome expressions of interest from those who may wish to be part of the day in a more elevated way by taking the stage and presenting how you align with the principles of digital accessibility and inclusion.

You will notice that we are maximising the importance of connection and community awareness; we are linking the All Abilities Expo to coincide with important awareness dates so that we can truly drive forward the importance of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Be sure to save the date and join us at this year's All Abilities Expo!

Be Sure to Save the Date!

Date: Thursday 16th May, 2024
Time: 11 am - 2 pm
Location: CDU Netball Stadium, 235 Abala Road, Marrara NT 0812
Admission: FREE!

To Book and Lock in your Stall Site, click on "REGISTER" below.

Registrations are now officially CLOSED for the All Abilities Expo 2024! For the sponsors who have been in touch with us, but are yet to register, please go through the registration process below. Thank you to everyone who has registered and we look forward to seeing you May 16 th. If you have missed out this time, please get in touch and we can let you know when registrations open for AAE 2025.

Please contact events@idainc.org.au or phone (08) 8948 5400 for any inquiries or further information.

Feedback from 2023

"Compliments to the Event Planner: You have done an amazing job and so many stall holders and visitors were saying how well organised the event was on Friday. Well done! "

"This was the best expo you've hosted so far. Free sausage sizzle and coffee, great!"

 "Just wanted to say the AAE was wonderful!!! I am on the Club Krock group because my daughter has an intellectual disability.  I also attended Seniors day and I noticed a big difference in government involvement and support, is that because there are more aged people than people with disability?  Thank you for all of your support and the work that you do."

 "Amazing event, so many beautiful people and smiles shared. Thank you for having us"

"I loved the overall vibe at the expo! All providers and attendees were very welcoming and kind."

"The variety of stake holders and participants.  the food was amazing and the sense of community was next level!"

"The environment that was made for our community.  The stall holders were all wonderful."

"There was so much to see and do that we didn't get a chance to see them all :("

"How happy and friendly everyone was! Was an amazing atmosphere. So much excellent information and all the stallholders were so helpful. Also the free crepes and ice cream were an added bonus!"

"This was the best expo you've hosted so far. Free sausage sizzle and coffee, great!"

"The networking opportunities were so valuable. There was also great opportunity to speak with community members and advertise our programs."

"Great vibe, very welcoming to all."


CDU Netball Stadium

235 Abala Road,

Marrara NT 0812

(08) 8945 1733

AAE Sponsorship Packages [BANNER]

Our mission is to create an inclusive and accessible event that provides a platform for people with disabilities to showcase their abilities and connect with businesses and organisations that are committed to creating a more inclusive society.

As such, we are grateful for the support of our sponsors and partners who have helped us to create an event that is truly inclusive and accessible for all and we want to take the opportunity to spotlight those who pay it forward in diversely incredible ways to help make the expo as equitable to all as possible.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsorships, in-kind donations, volunteers and sharing who IdA is and what the All Abilities Expo is about, we can continue to proudly develop the expo each year and see it evolve to reach more people across the Northern Territory.

With gratitude,

Thank you.

Sponsorship Packages and Prices

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Darwin Sponsors 2023