Dates for the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo & Collision Repair Expo have changed — and it’s for a good reason

The Expo was initially scheduled for March. However, when dates for Melbourne’s 2024 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix were announced which directly clashed with the original Expo timing, it was clear to the AAAA that new dates were required. 

AAAA CEO Stuart Charity. Photo by Mark Phillips/Aftermarket Intel

The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) has changed the dates of the highly anticipated 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and co-located Collision Repair Expo.

The Expo was initially scheduled for March. However, when dates for Melbourne’s 2024 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix were announced which directly clashed with the original Expo timing, it was clear to the AAAA that new dates were required. 

The new dates for Australia’s premier aftermarket industry event are April 11-13, 2024, with the event taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. 

The new dates will ensure the Expo has the full attention of the entire industry and is a successful, and valuable experience for exhibitors, sponsors and the thousands of Australian and international trade visitors, show organizers say.

“Given the impact the unavoidable clash with the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix had on 2022 Expo visitor numbers, the spike in accommodation rates and flight costs for interstate and international exhibitors and visitors, and complications for companies who are involved in both events, retaining the original dates in March was an unacceptable proposition,” said Stuart Charity, CEO of the AAAA. 

“With the new dates locked in, the AAAA looks forward to delivering the biggest and most impressive Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo and Collision Repair Expo ever. We invite everyone in the automotive trade to join us in April for this valuable event to learn, network and experience the best our industry has to offer.”  

The combined Expos are the nation’s only comprehensive exhibition for Australia’s $25B aftermarket industry, and will attract an estimated 9,000 trade visitors. The Expos will bring together more than 400 leading brands showcasing the latest vehicle repair and servicing equipment, technology, parts and accessories. Dedicated training programs led by respected industry experts, the Australian Auto Aftermarket Awards banquet, a networking event, vehicle display area and interactive displays all add to an unmissable three-day industry experience. 

Further announcements and exciting additions to the 2024 Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo & Collision Repair Expo, plus the opening of registrations will be released shortly.

To get involved as an exhibitor or sponsor at the Australian Auto Aftermarket Expo or Collision Repair Expo, please contact partnerships@aftermarketexpo.com.au.


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