Day 1 - Monday 30 November – Connecting with Systems

Time Topic Speaker Description
 10.00am Connecting Carers Virtual Expo Launch Welcome to Day 1 of our Connecting Carers Virtual Expo Watch
10.05am – 10.35am Carer Victoria – Peak, Provider and Innovator Join us for a discussion about Carers Victoria and how we are working to make life better for carers. Watch
10.45am – 11.15am Carer Gateway Find out about the Carer Gateway and how it can support carers.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Carer Gateway

11.30am – 12.00pm Getting the best out of the NDIS
  • Mark Ryan – Senior Trainer – Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare
In this session, we demystify the NDIS and give participants the tools and techniques they need to get the best outcomes for themselves and their families. Watch
12.15pm – 12.35pm BREAKOUT

City in the Community Carer Exercise Session

Get your body moving with this gentle exercise session.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Mable

12.30pm – 1.00pm LUNCH BREAK Explore informative Exhibitors from the Exhibitors menu and fun activities from the Activities menu.
1.00pm – 1.30pm Carer Benefits In this session we talk about the benefits carers can access. Watch
1.45pm – 2.15pm The Importance of Future Planning In this session, we will discuss why Future Planning is important and why you should have this conversation with your family. Watch
2.30pm – 3.00pm Navigating the Aged Care System In this session we discuss eligibility for supports and services and elder rights. Watch
3.15pm – 3.35pm BREAKOUT

Tai Chi

Join us to discover and experience the benefits of Tai Chi.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Estia Health

7.00pm – 7.45pm Work and Care
  • Sue Poscic – Team Leader Events – Carers Victoria
  • Michael Casha – Carer / Marketing Director – NAB
  • Naomi O’Byrne – Carer / Team Leader – Parks Victoria
  • Julie Fisher – Carer / Author
  • Natasa Denman – Ultimate World Publishing
In this session we discuss – work and care. What a carer friendly workplace looks like and ways carers have discussed their caring role with their employer. Watch

Day 2 - Tuesday 1 December - Connecting with your wellbeing

Time Topic Speaker Description
10.00am – 10.30am Resilience Join counsellor Mary as she discusses Resilience – what is it and where do we find it?” Watch
10.45am – 11.15am Who looks after you – the carer? In this session, the topic of self-care for carers will be explored: what it is, why it’s essential and how to do it.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Neighbourhood House Association Victoria

11.30am – 12.00pm All about Carers Support Groups
  • Helen Carr – Carers Victoria
  • Patricia Tot –  Watton CSG
  • Liz Howard Maryborough Mental Health CSG
  • Trevor Boyd-King – Melton Mens Group
Join us for a discussion with Carers Support Group facilitators about what carers support groups are and the benefits for carers. Watch
12.15pm – 12.35pm BREAKOUT


Join the fun of this bite sized Zumba session!

Supported by Platinum Sponsor NBN Co Ltd

12.35pm – 1.00pm LUNCH BREAK Explore informative Exhibitors from the Exhibitors menu and fun activities from the Activities menu.
1.00pm – 1.30pm Mindfulness
  • Rachael Long – Meditation and Mindfulness Trainer – Smiling Mind
Join us to experience Mindfulness.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Smiling Mind

1.45pm – 2.15pm Bollywood Join Jhoom-Bollywood Dance Company and celebrate the color and joy of Bollywood dance.

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Brainlink

2.30pm – 3.00pm Discover Neighbourhood Houses and Social Connections in your community
  • Nicole Battle – CEO Neighbourhood House Association Victoria
  • Fiona O’Leary – Manager Service Development and Projects – Carers Victoria
Join us as we discuss the activities you can experience and the social connections you can make at your local Neighbourhood House and the great partnership between Carers Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria. Watch
3.15pm – 3.35pm BREAKOUT

Connecting to culture and country

Join us and discover a unique indigenous dance and movement experience – Connecting to culture and country

Supported by Platinum Sponsor Inebura

7.00pm – 7.45pm Navigating life and caring Join us as we explore different carer journey’s and the impacts on life, love and relationships. Watch
7.45pm – 8.15pm Closing Speech and Entertainment
  • Christine Anu – Iconic Australian Singer
Featuring a special performance from one of Australia’s finest female vocalists – Christine Anu! Watch

Platinum Exhibitors

Gold Exhibitors