Important information for attendees at the First Nations Business Trade Fair

We are looking forward to seeing you at the First Nations Business Trade Fair on Wednesday 21 February 2024 on the banks of the Birrarung (Yarra River).

Please see below important information that will help you prepare for the Trade Fair. Please read this carefully to ensure that you comply with all security requirements at Australian Parliament House and get the most out of the event.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
Location: Sovereign Room, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Number of exhibitors: expecting over 80 business to be showcased. View the full list of exhibitors here.
Number of buyers: we are expecting over 500 buyers to attend on the day

What should you bring?    

We are encouraging exhibitors to display a QR code to link to their relevant websites / products and services. Please bring a device (smart phone or tablet) to scan these QR codes. You may also wish to bring several of your business cards or a notebook to record your conversations. 

Where can I park?  

Book your (paid) car spot before you arrive at the Wilson Melbourne Exhibition Centre Car Park here. 

There are also several other car parks relatively close to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre: 

Discounted parking is not available. 

Who will be exhibiting?

We are expecting approximately 80 exhibitors on the day. View the full list of exhibitors here. The majority of Indigenous businesses are located in or can service organisations based in Victoria. We have a handful of businesses arriving from across the country.  

Is the event catered?

We will be providing a light morning tea for attendees. 

Is the venue accessible?

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, including Sovereign Room, is completely accessible. 

Are tickets still available?

Tickets to the Trade Fair have now sold out.

What if I can no longer attend?

We encourage you to swap your ticket with a colleague. Please refer to the confirmation order email sent by Humanitix at the point of registering to access / edit your order to include your colleague’s name and details. 

If you want to cancel the entire ticket, please let us know as soon as possible at