Willaid Wheelchair Expo

Date: Tuesday 26th March 2024
Drop by between 11am – 3pm
Location: Jetty Foreshores, Coffs Harbour

About the Event

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

ABOUT THE LOCATION

The Expo will be based at the Jetty Foreshore, a beautiful area surrounded by some of Coffs Harbour’s best beaches. This area hosts the Sunday morning markets and is a great place for events and gatherings. Although there are some shaded and covered areas bear in mind this is an outside location, we are hoping for good weather however we are obviously not able to predict this. Please keep checking back to this event page closer to the day for any updates or announcements.

 

HOW TO GET THERE

For those using Google Maps the location can be found by typing in ‘Coffs Jetty Foreshore, Marina Drive’. Jetty Foreshore is sign posted as you come into Coffs Harbour.

North to Coffs Harbour
-Follow Pacific Hwy/A1
-Turn left onto Orlando Street Coffs Harbour
-Continue on Orlando Street to Marina
-Sharp left onto Marina Drive following signs for Jetty Foreshore

South to Coffs Harbour
-Follow Pacific Hwy/A1
-At the roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Stadium Drive
-At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Hogbin Drive
-At the roundabout take the 3rd exit and stay on Hogbin Drive
-At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Harbour Drive
-Slight right onto Marina Drive following signs for Jetty Foreshore

PARKING

Plenty of parking and accessible parking around the Expo, see map for details. Level footpaths available from all car parks to the Expo.

Expo MapClick on map to enlarge

Jordon Esplanade Car Park – Accessible parking spaces available in these various carparks along the Esplanade. Otherwise the car parks are fairly large to be able to accommodate additional space for drop off if required. Accessible spaces also available along the Jordon Esplanade main road.
Yacht Club Car Park – Accessible parking spaces available although the closest car park to the event this car park is very small.
Marina Drive Car Park – Located opposite the expo, accessible parking available.
Hub Car Park – Standard parking area
Marina Car park – Standard parking area
Happy Valley Car Park – Not an ‘official’ car park however used frequently for over flow. This area is a gravel area with some pot holes however has lots of space.
Jetty Strip Car Park – Located over the rail way tracks, a short 5 minute walk to the Expo from here.
Jetty Village Car Park – Also located over the rail way tracks, a short 5 minute walk to the Expo from here.

TOILETS

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the toilet block next to the Expo area. It is operated with a MLAK key which you can pick up from the Willaid marquee.

TRANSFERS

Want to trial a wheelchair or seating solution but need assistance with transfers, we have a range of lifting equipment to help (Full Patient Hoist, Stand Up Lifter, Sara Steady/Shifty). Feel free to bring your own sling otherwise we will have a number of sizes available. Willaid or Expo staff will not be able to assist with transfers, these are to be completed with your carer or support staff.

FOOD AND DRINK

There are a number of food and drink options around the vacinity of the Expo. Daze, The Hub, The Yacht Club and the Jetty Strip 5 minutes walk from the Expo. We will however be providing a sausage sizzle thanks to our friends at the Lyons Club.

MEET OUR WHEELCHAIR SUPPLIERS

An event for wheelchair users, carers, support workers, service providers and health professionals. This event aims to be a true outdoor experience with all your wheelchair experts in one place, Sunrise Medical, Permobil, Quantum and Ottobock. An opportunity for demonstration and trial of a range of different wheelchairs and seating solutions. Meet the teams behind the equipment, meet other wheelchair users and explore options for your future wheelchair potential!

Ottobock
Ottobock was founded in Germany in 1919 by Otto Bock, a prosthetist. His vision of restoring mobility lives on today, growing to serve the world with more than 46 locations reaching more than 100 countries. Otto Bock Australia provides an extensive product range, originally focusing on the Prosthetic and Orthotic fields they have diversified into Manual and Powered Mobility, as well as Seating and Postural Management.

From the convincingly light Avantgarde 4 which can fold to a small size of 27cm to the folding open-frame Zenit for active users, Ottobock have a range of manual chairs to suit any use. In addition, Ottobock has launched their exciting new range of kidevo paediatric wheelchairs. In powered mobility, Ottobock have their B series family, now available in front, mid or rear drive format. With a broad selection of cushions, back supports and positioning components, your chair can be comfortable and functional with style. The Ottobock team look forward to meeting with you!


Quantum Rehab was born out of the desire to delight customers with the most advanced, consumer-inspired complex rehab power wheelchairs and related technologies possible. Clinically-focused and consumer-inspired, Quantum Rehab products are engineered and manufactured to meet the widest range of complex rehab needs with functional, durable, stylized, high-performance designs to increase daily functionality and quality of life.

Quantum leads the market with innovations in power bases, seating and drive controls. As a global innovator, Quantum products include the Edge 3 Stretto, Edge 3, Q6 Edge 2.0, 4Front 2, and other power bases, iLevel seat elevation technology, TRU-Balance 3 Power Positioning Systems, Q-Logic 3 Advanced Drive Control System, and Stealth Products® cushions and positioning components. The Quantum team are excited to demonstrate their range of wheelchairs and seating solutions with you!


Since 1983 Sunrise Medical have pioneered the era of the high-performance wheelchair, challenged conventions and led innovation. Today, Sunrise Medical is one of the most globally well-known and recognisable industry leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of mobility products.

Sunrise Medical offer a range from RGK, Quickie, Zippie paediatric, Breezy and Magic Mobility. Particularly exciting is going to be their showcase of the world’s most extreme off road 4×4 power wheelchair, the Magic Mobility XT4 and alongside it the XT2 two wheel drive offering all day comfort and range to venture further than ever before. Sunrise Medical welcome you to trial these chairs from grass, beach to bush!


Permobil founded in 1967 by Dr Per Udden who built the company on the idea that every person has the right to have his or her disability compensated as far as possible by aids with the same technical standard as those we all use in our everyday lives. The company still drives to push the boundaries of technology and ingenuity in pursuit of innovations that improve the quality of life of their users.

Permobil have a huge range of chairs from manual to power, notably the M Corpus VS bringing best-in-class when it comes to power standing with fully programmable standing sequences that enable the user to find the perfect position using supine, semi-recline, or sit-to-stand techniques.
Permobil also acquired ROHO back in 2015, a unique seating air cell design with the capability to conform and adapt to a user’s body shape, mimicking the pressure redistribution properties of water. Permobil can’t wait to help you plan your future wheelchair possibilities.

IN ADDITION….

Tyrex are joining us to assist with all your ramp requirements. Tyrex have been operating for more than 30 years providing sustainable ramp solutions and providing custom-made products to suit individual and organisational needs.