Exhibition attendance

The AVA Annual Conference is home to the biggest veterinary trade display in the Southern Hemisphere, bringing together hundreds of veterinary professionals all under one roof for a week of veterinary education and trade exhibits.

It’s your one-stop-shop for all products and services vet-related - all aimed at helping you in your day-to-day practice. Learn what new therapeutic agents are on the market, request a quote for that piece of equipment you’ve been deliberating about, organise a loan to buy into or expand your practice, and make sure you’re getting the most value out of the equipment you do have.

It’s the perfect opportunity to view demonstrations, grab a few samples and chat with our industry partners. Over eighty exhibitors are keen to engage with you, find out what you need and help you get there. Keep an eye out for generous exclusive conference discounts.

The exhibition also provides valuable networking opportunities, allowing you to connect with colleagues and industry partners while& enjoying canapes and beverages during our daily happy hours - free for conference delegates.

Looking to pre-plan your visit?

You can get ahead and plan your visit to the exhibition and see who will be there before the conference even begins. View the 2018 Trade Directory to see who attended to give you an idea of the type of businesses you can expect to see.

Only have limited time?

If you can’t make it to the conference but want to enjoy all the trade exhibition has to offer, exhibition-only registration is available which offers you great flexibility.

2019 Exhibition opening hours for exhibition only attendees

Admittance to the industry exhibition is on the nominated day during the following hours, and delegates must register either online or purchase tickets on the day.

  • Sunday 5 May - 6.00pm - 8.00pm (Welcome reception and exhibition opening)
  • Monday 6 May - 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Tuesday 7 May - 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Wednesday 8 May - 9.30am - 5.30pm
  • Thursday 9 May - 9.30am - 2.00pm


  • AVA members: AVA students and new graduates: $65 per day
  • Non-members: $130 per day
  • If you are not a delegate and would like to stay for Happy Hour, tickets are $75 per person

Happy Hours not included.