The Housing Industry Australia Home Show will be touring the nation throughout the year, coming to Brisbane from March the 16-19th. The event will run over four days, showcasing the best kitchen and bathroom products, as well as the latest home appliances, surface finishes, flooring, furniture and household consumables. The event will be the ultimate experience for DIY enthusiasts and trade professionals alike, with a schedule of live shows planned to inform and advise.
The Brisbane HIA Home Show will run under the banner of The Courier Mail, with the newspaper supporting the event through great seminars and live demonstrations. For those looking to browse the latest home ornaments or appliances, the Home Show will feature home products from more than 250 exhibitors. Products that are just bracing the market will be on show, giving visitors the opportunity to see ScalaMirage patterned glass, side by side fridges from Liebherr and Rubicab Granny Flats.
For anyone a little unsure about their home renovations, a team of industry professionals will be in attendance to solve any home woes. With a free booking, visitors can bring any plans or photos to discuss over a twenty minute period with some of Australia’s best home renovators at the KBDi Advice Centre.
If you’re being dragged along, don’t fret. There’s going to be food, lots of food. Chef Lyn Michell will be utilizing the latest kitchen appliances that are being sold around the show to piece together some refreshing recipes. On the menu is Balsamic Chicken breast with pea & corn frittata, Muffins macerated in Lime & Lemongrass Syrup, Coconut Rice with Hot & Spicy Chicken Wings and much more.
The Housing Industry Australia has added a huge range of exhibitors for their four day show this year. Among these exhibitors are suppliers and artisans from every industry, gathering Australia’s best craftsmen under one roof. From glass to grass and pools to kitchens, the Home Show can connect your product with 31,000+ active home owners and DIY enthusiasts.
HIA have written out an exhibitor guidebook that has been made available on their exhibiting information page, and is well worth the read if you’re curious about the reach of the event or how sites are being leased across the venue floor.
Online Tickets – $16
On the door – $20
Children under 14 – Free
The event will also be free for trade professionals who meet the criteria. For someone to be recognized as a trade professional they must present one of the following;
Original membership cards MUST be provided. Each such trade member may also bring one non-trade guest free of charge.
From the site:
The Home Shows are held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Bank. A modern, fully air-conditioned venue, you can also enjoy several lunch cafes and coffee bars.
We recommend using public transport to avoid traffic and parking hassles. Getting to the BCEC by train, bus or ferry is easy! Here are some tips:
Catching a train is by far the quickest, most convenient way of getting to the Home Show. There are two train stations within a few minutes’ walk of the Exhibition Centre:
• South Brisbane Train Station, the closest to the Exhibition Centre.
• South Bank Train Station, nearby and accessed from Tribune Street.
For all train, bus and ferry timetables to South Bank view translink.com.au
The Exhibition Centre is regularly serviced by two bus stations:
• The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street is nearest the Exhibition Centre
• South Bank Busway Station, corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets, South Bank
The river is a popular, speedy way to get to the Home Show. CityCats operate daily from 5.30am to 10.30pm. The South Bank to Ferry Terminal is a short walk to the Exhibition Centre.
The Exhibition Centre provides LIMITED undercover parking for visitors, with direct lift access to the Home Show. Find out more about BCEC undercover parking here. When this Car Park fills, there are six other Car Parks surrounding the venue. There are car parking indicator boards located at Southbank precinct entrance points which indicate parking spot availability in area car parks including BCEC. View Transport/Car Parks Map here.
Cheapest weekend parking:
• The Myer Centre Car Park in the city for just $10 all day, then just walk across Victoria Bridge to the Exhibition Centre.
• Secure Parking – SW1 Car Park (Enter Cordelia or Merivale Streets) – directly opposite the Convention Centre. Receive special discount rates when you pre-book your parking. Find out rates & more info here.
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