10th to 12th November 2017

 Great new convenient venue for Expo and workshops


Holmesglen Institute, Conference Centre

Corner Warrigal & Batesford Roads, Chadstone

Melways Reference: 69 F1




Entrance Fees: (CASH ONLY)

$10.00 - Adult

$7.00 - BSV members, Pension card holders, Children 8 - 16 years

(Multi day passes available)


Opening Times

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Sunday 12th November 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm



Ildy Ilzo's 1st place - 2016 Non-Jewellery Members' Originals 


Holmesglen station on the Glen Waverley line is only a couple of minutes walk to the front door of the Conference Centre. Bus service available on Warrigal Rd.


A variety of parking options around the area with an all day $4 car park available on site. Easy access to all ground floor trading.

See Holmesglen map below.


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 Highlights




It is Australia's largest bead show! Exhibitors from Australia-wide 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. See above right one of the 2016 winners.


  Don't miss the fabulous display of the 2017 Bead Challenge competition entries for you to vote for your favourite piece.


2017 Melbourne Bead Expo Exhibitors 


A list of exhibitors is available on our Links page now. More exhibitors often book in throughout the year, so check back. Updates will done as bookings are confirmed.


Please contact us by email at expo@beadsociety.com.au if you are interested in booking a spot to exhibit. Places are limited. 


                                                                                                           Photo by Nick Bennett Photography




Expo 2017 Workshops - Check these out now


 All workshops are now listed and you can book online. Many different mediums are available with something to suit all skill levels. So don't miss out on the opportunity to explore new skills as some are already booked out.


 Bookings opened to members on July 2nd and to the general public July 15th.  


 A variety of workshops are on offer, with two held the weekend prior to the Expo, held in the Boyd room, at Carnegie Library, our normal Melbourne meeting rooms.


 Workshops held on the Expo days will be located on campus at the Holmesglen Institute in the Corporate Suites, only a short distance away from the Expo in the Conference Centre. Parking is available there for workshop participants.



Members' Exhibition


The Bead Society of Victoria hosts a number of competitions for the Melbourne Bead Expo. Only available to current BSV members, competitions are a great way to stretch your creative muscles and apply yourself in new ways. From wearable items to creating a set of individual beads, there is an area for everyone to enjoy.


All exhibition sections on display at the Expo with many truly artistic pieces for sale.


Registrations are open now, pieces to be handed in at the October 8th meeting.

See the Registration page for more details on all members' competitions. It is time to get serious with your exhibition pieces!


Members may download a Volunteer Form in the Members' Only area - Volunteer your services at the Expo to receive a half day free admission pass.


Not a member? Join us now.


Bead Challenge 2017


If you haven't already entered this exciting competition, there is still time to do so and take up the challenge. However, you only have until 15 September 2017 to order your Challenge pack, so be quick.

Open the door to creative success with this inspiring, bronzed assortment of shaped Czech beads, semi-precious hematite beads and a vintage style metal key. Add your own choice of extra beads or findings to the basic pack for a chance to win fabulous monetary prizes.

Open to everyone, not just members. Register now to enter.


Don't miss viewing the results of all entries in this fabulous competition on display at the Expo. The variety of ways the beads have been uses is amazing!

Make sure you vote for your favourite piece, as you have a chance to win a prize.

Voting closes 1 pm Sunday.


Winners of the Challenge will be announced at 2.30 pm.




Melbourne Bead Expo Brochure


Bring your flyer (or a copy) to the Expo to receive a free entry into daily door prize draws.

Download a copy here. Front page has the lucky prize noticification.

2017 Expo flyer front

2017 Expo flyer back




Expo Venue


Corner Warrigal and Batesford Road, Chadstone

Expo entrance at the front of the Conference Centre

Opening Times

Friday 10th and Saturday 11th November 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm


Sunday 12th November 2017
10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Entrance Fees: (CASH ONLY)

$10.00 - Adult

$7.00 - BSV members, Pension card holders, Children 8 - 16 years

(Multi day passes available)




If travelling by:



From the city take the Glen Waverley line and disembark at Holmesglen Station. It is approximately a 300 metre walk 

(2 - 4 mins) to the venue. http://ptv.vic.gov.au/



Bus stops are on Warrigal Rd outside the building.  See http://ptv.vic.gov.au/ for timetable information.


Car: See Car Parking options- Correct at the time of posting. 

Onsite campus parking available - $4 all day parking. Enter via Batesford Rd - Gate 3

Many alternative free untimed options close by too.


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