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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


Sunday 12th November 2017


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.




Photo by Nick Bennett Photography




2017 Melbourne Bead Expo Exhibitors


Please contact us by email at if you are interested in booking a spot to exhibit. Places are limited.



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


Registrations have now closed, but make sure you come along and see all the wonderful finished pieces on display at the Expo.

Each year it is amazing to see the variety of different ways the beads have been used so creatively!


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.


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

Supplying your details will ensure you receive future notifications of all Bead Expo news quickly.



Voting closes 1 pm Sunday and the Challenge winners 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


Sunday 12th November 2017


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.



Bus stops are on Warrigal Rd outside the building. See 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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