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Every Melbourne Home Show Planned for 2022 and 2023

Home shows can be a great source of inspiration for those planning their new home design. At these events, you can get help finding a custom home builder and ideas for your knockdown and rebuild project. You can also see the latest trends in everything from French Provincial home styling to modern home design.

Best of all, if you are based in Melbourne, you can take your pick from a packed home show calendar. With multiple events held every year, you can choose a show that suits your style, or simply fits your schedule. Or you can treat yourself and get along to a few different events covering the whole design and build process.

Here we take a look at all the biggest home shows scheduled in Melbourne over the next 12 months.


Melbourne Home Show

When: Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2022 | Friday 21 – Sunday 23 April 2023

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

For more information: www.melbournehomeshow.com.au

We start with one of the industry’s biggest and best known events, the Melbourne Home Show. Attracting over 30,000 visitors and more than 300 exhibitors, this one has a little something for everyone.

Held over three days, it is built around an expansive trade hall, which showcases a variety of leading Australian businesses. Entry is free and includes access to a program of seminars on different elements of the design and build process. Attendees can also buy innovative home products, often for a discount, and get expert advice on their plans.

This show does have a distinct focus on home improvements, so is better suited to those planning a renovation project. That said, there is still plenty on offer for those choosing to build new, knockdown and rebuild or a dual occupancy project. Everything from contemporary and modern to heritage and French Provincial home styles will also be represented.

Tying in with seasonal trends, the Melbourne Home Show is held twice a year – in Spring (August) and Autumn (April). To help prepare you for the warmer weather, the Spring show also features the Pool & Spa Lifestyle Expo. Whereas the Autumn show has a cosier feel, with cooking demonstrations and a focus on things like innovative heating solutions.



House + Land Expo

When: Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 October 2022

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

For more information: www.houselandexpo.com.au

The inaugural House + Land Expo will be the first Australian home show focused on new developments. Organised by OpenLot.com.au, it promises to be the perfect opportunity to kickstart your greenfield building project.

Held over two days, it will showcase over 50 of the biggest names in the house and land field. There will be presentations from industry experts; hourly releases of development lots, generally at discounted rates; and live auctions. The free entry also gives attendees exclusive access to everything from reputable developers to leaders in the provision of finance.

This show is clearly targeted at those wanting to build in some of Melbourne’s most popular expansion areas. That said, if you are planning your own home build in another area, you may also find this show informative. The insight provided should also be valuable for those looking to invest or wanting to learn more about property development.

Tiny Homes Expo

When: Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October 2022

Where: Event Central at Caribbean Gardens, 1280 Ferntree Gully Rd, Scoresby

For more information: tinyhomesexpo.com.au

The Tiny Homes Expo celebrates the ever increasing interest in more modest building footprints and efficient and intuitive design. As such, it is the ideal opportunity for anyone considering a smaller scale building project or alternative development approach.

Held over two days, it will feature one of the widest ranges of tiny houses seen in Australia. Everything from traditional homes on wheels, cabins, and backyard offices, to little domes and modern modular designs. Tickets start from $25, and entry will also get you access to a program of presentations by leading industry experts.

This show is really intended for those seriously thinking about building a tiny home, not just looking for design ideas. That said, there will also be exhibitions on off-grid elements, container homes, and other related topics. So, if you want to find out more about alternative design and build approaches, this event could be for you.

Australian Property Expo

When: Saturday 25 – Sunday 26 March 2023

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

For more information: www.aupropertyexpo.com

The 28th Australian Property Expo is being marketed as the largest property trade show that Victoria has ever seen. Hosted by First Media, it is primarily focused on promoting some of the best large-scale property investment opportunities currently available.

Held over two days, it will feature presentations by industry leaders on major developments throughout Melbourne, and across the globe. Entry is free and attendees will have access to over 100 exhibitors, 30 seminars, and details of over 1,000 properties. There will also be lucky draws, over $50k in gift giveaways, and exclusive deals only available at the expo.

This is really one for the serious investors, with the opportunities, discounts, and deals on offer a major drawcard. That said, given the insight that will be shared, this is also a good opportunity to learn more about property development.


Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

When: Wednesday 29 March – Sunday 2 April 2023

Where: Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

For more information: www.houselandexpo.com.au

Attracting up to 30,000 visitors a day, the International Flower and Garden Show is a major fixture on the Melbourne events calendar. Presented by Scotts Osmocote, it brings together many of the leading names in landscaping and floral design. As the biggest event of its kind in Australia, it also draws in gardening enthusiasts from across the country.

Despite running over five days, the show’s schedule is jam packed with seminars, workshops, and other events. From high teas to interactive sessions, and a wide array of incredible displays, there is plenty to see and do. There is also a range of retail nurseries and specialist stalls selling unique plants, and the latest products and equipment.

Tickets for the show start from $35 and this gets you access to all the exhibits, presentations, and show gardens. This makes it a great option for anyone looking for ways to take their landscaping plans to the next level. It is also the perfect source of inspiration for everyone from expert horticulturalists to gardening novices.

Considered a celebration of Australia’s unique environment and outdoorsy lifestyle, the show now also features its own entertainment precinct. Each evening of the show, this area plays host to the Autumn Night Garden. Here, show attendees can enjoy free live music, while indulging in treats from a selection of bars and food trucks.


Décor + Design

When: Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 July 2023

Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf

For more information: decordesignshow.com.au

Moving inside the home, the Décor + Design show is Australia’s premier interior design trade event. Now in its 19th year, it is attended by over 10,000 design experts and enthusiasts. It also boasts the most comprehensive collection of the latest design trends, with exhibitions by the industry’s biggest names.

Held over four days, this event is a true celebration of the best in Australian interior design. The show features a seminar series, with masterclasses by some of the country’s most respected thought leaders and tastemakers. This year will also see a spotlight on eco-friendly design, with a dedicated Sustainability Hub showcasing earth-friendly materials and furnishings.

While entry is free, it is a true trade event, so only qualified design professionals can register to attend. That said, if you love staying across all the latest trends, it is worth following the show’s social media accounts. Here you will get to see highlights of the show, including many of the best exhibitions and seminar moments.

The 2023 VIVID Design Awards ceremony will also be held on the opening afternoon of the show. As the country’s longest running design competition, VIVID showcases Australia’s best emerging and early career design professionals. As such, it is another must follow for any serious interior design devotee.

Want more information?

Whether you need help choosing which show to attend or want advice on your building plans, Carmel Homes can help. As a leading custom home builder in Melbourne, we are familiar with all the major industry events and showcases. We are also experts in supporting our clients to develop their perfect home design, and then bring it to life.

If you would like to discuss our service, or your plans, further, call our friendly team today.

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