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We regret to inform you that the Bead Society of Victoria is cancelling the 2020 Melbourne Bead Expo. 

With so much uncertainty still in place regarding large gatherings, we feel it is only appropriate that we give our traders enough notice, that we will not be holding the event this year. 

This decision has not been made lightly. We know that there are many beaders who look forward to our event each year, catching up with traders and purchasing bead supplies.

As such, we are looking at some other 'online' activities that we are happy to facilitate for our traders, in lieu of an in person expo experience. Details on this are being worked on at the moment, but we imagine it will be an online market place/Facebook page for all traders to promote, which we then promote to our beading people.

We will still be holding our annual competitions, and looking at how we can best promote and display those, with the restrictions we are working with at the moment, and what they might be in a few months time. 

Most of all though, I thank you for your ongoing support of the Bead Society of Victoria, and our Melbourne Bead Expo and I look forward to the day that we can all gather together again and marvel at the world of beads. 

Entrance Fees:

  • $10.00 - Adults & Children 8–16 years
  • Multi day passes available - 2 Day pass - $18.00, 3 Day pass - $25.00
  • Members free entry

Opening Times

  • Friday 6th and Saturday 7th November 2020, 10:00am–4:00pm
  • Sunday 8th November 2020, 10:00am–3:00pm


Holmesglen Institute, Conference Centre
Corner Warrigal & Batesford Roads, Chadstone

Melways Reference: 69 F1

Easy public transport options available

  • Holmesglen Station is on the Glen Waverley line, only a couple of minutes easy walk to the front door of the Conference Centre facing Warrigal Rd. 
  • Bus service available on Warrigal Rd.
  • A variety of parking options around the area with an all day $4 car park available on site via Gate 3. Easy access to all ground floor trading.
  • Public parking is not available via Gate 1.
  • Located ten kilometres from the CBD and only minutes from Chadstone Shopping Centre, and the Monash Freeway exit at Warrigal Rd.
  • Conveniently close to the Matthew Flinders Hotel, Home Plus and Homemaker Centres on Warrigal Roads, with a variety of food outlets and other amenities available, this venue ticks all the boxes.

Expo Workshops and Showcase Competitions

Featured above: 'Decorated Ornaments', a 2018 workshop by Jeanette Downs

Expo Highlights!

Australia's largest bead show!

Exhibitors from all over the country, selling beads, gems and findings come to the Expo each year.

See an exciting range of hand crafted beads, gemstones, seed beads, findings and all jewellery related creative supplies, all under the one roof.

We also have inspiring exhibitions of Bead Society of Victoria members' work, which gets bigger and better each year. 

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