Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo 2013

_MG_2397Record attendance at Ageing in Australia Expo!

The highly successful Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo was held at the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 27 April 2013 to provide an opportunity for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, their friends, family and carers to find out about the range of aged care services available to them as they age.

A record attendance of approximately 500 members of the public came from a diverse range of linguistic backgrounds including Chinese, Vietnamese, Polish, Serbian, Russian, Turkish and more. Over 50 organisations participated in the Expo, including Benetas, Ambulance Victoria, Australian Greek Welfare Society, Palliative Care Victoria, Centrelink, Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria, Continence Foundation of Australia, Brotherhood of St Laurence and many more.

The Victorian Minister for Health and Ageing David Davis MP officially opened the event, and spent some time browsing through the Expo and speaking with exhibitors.

Polaron Language Services provided interpreters to assist with communication between the public and exhibitors, and some lively musical performances kept the public entertained throughout the day.

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Exhibitors included:

  • Alzheimer's Australia 
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • annecto
  • Arcare
  • Arthritis Victoria 
  • The Asthma Foundation of Victoria
  • Australian College of Optometry
  • Australian Croatian Community Services
  • Australian Greek Welfare Society
  • Australian Hearing
  • Australian Multicultural Community Services
  • Australian Turkish Welfare Association
  • Baptcare
  • Benetas
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence
  • Calvary Silver Circle
  • Cancer Council Victoria
  • Carers Victoria
  • Chinese Community Social Services Centre Inc
  • Continence Foundation of Australia
  • COTA Victoria
  • Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service 
  • Department of Health Victoria
  • DHS Centrelink
  • Diabetes Australia – Vic
  • DutchCare
  • Dying with Dignity Victoria
  • Filipino Community Council of Victoria
  • Fronditha Care
  • Heart Foundation
  • Housing for the Aged Action Group
  • Independence Australia
  • Kalyna Care
  • Macedonian Community Welfare Association
  • MiCare
  • Nextt
  • Office of the Health Services Commissioner and Privacy Victoria
  • Palliative Care Victoria Inc
  • Parkinson's Victoria Inc
  • PFG Financial Services
  • Polish Community Council of Victoria
  • Qualistaff
  • Regis Aged Care
  • Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS)
  • Russian Ethnic Representative Council of Victoria Inc
  • Serbian Community Association of Australia Inc
  • Southern Cross Care (Vic)
  • Spectrum Migrant Resource Centre
  • Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Assistance Association Inc. (SICMAA)
  • Stroke Association of Victoria Inc
  • Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged
  • Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition (VIRWC)
  • Windmeals


We’d like to thank all exhibitors who took part in this unique event, as feedback from the public indicates the value in including such a diverse range of services and organisations.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors for their support in making it all possible:






    Australian Government, Department of Social Services under the Partners in Culturally Appropriate Aged Care Program.


    2011 Expo

    Ageing in Australia: Cultural Diversity in Aged Care Expo