Sports Expo 2020

Sunday, February 9, 9am - 1pm
Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC)

The Optus Sports Expo & Sign-on Day is an annual, half day event held at the MECC for young and old. The aim of the event, which is now celebrating it's 10th year, is to increase participation in sporting, active recreation or get-active leisure pursuits.

A wide range of sporting organisations, teams and active leisure groups will be on display to provide a ‘one stop information shop’ of exciting get-active opportunities on offer in our region.

  • More than 100 sport and recreation exhibitors will be on display
  • More Active Zone demonstrations and activity opportunities will be available
  • Prizes will be on offer for the best-dressed booths
  • Club mascots are also welcome as the mascot race will be bigger than ever!

Book a place for your sporting club, active recreation or leisure group today and showcase your sport/recreational pursuit to more than 7000 people!

Registration criteria

Due to the growing popularity of the Sports Expo & Sign-On Day and limited space available, priority of placement will be given to organisations that are either:

  • not-for-profit, incorporated sporting organisations or
  • not-for-profit active recreation or active leisure groups or organisations
  • Associations or sporting/recreational activity clubs affiliated with a recognised association
  • Providers of active recreation activities or sporting opportunities unique to the region

Other criteria:

  • Registration to be received by close of business Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Organisations/clubs must also supply a copy of Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency with minimum coverage of $20 million before placement at the expo can be considered

> Please note registration does not guarantee or confirm a place at the expo.
> Sporting or recreational activities will be grouped together and may be required to share promotional and/or demonstration space/s.
> The sale of products or services of any kind is not permitted on the day of the expo.

Registration form

Privacy disclaimer
Your personal information has been collected for the purposes of registering your sports club. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any other third party without your written or verbal authorisation or as required by law.

Club name, contact person, contact number, email

Note if this is to expire prior to event. Staff will contact you in due course for an updated version.
Do you intend to bring in equipment for display?
If yes, please email please attach a risk assessment and provide details. Download a Risk Management Plan template.

Including dimensions (inc floor space and height), weight, materials, power sources etc. Staff may contact you with follow up enquiries.
Is your club/organisation interested in providing an active demonstration?
This is an expression of interest and does not guarantee a position. The application will be reviewed by the committee, and successful applicants will be notified closer to the event.

If yes, please email please attach a risk assessment and provide details. Download a Risk Management Plan template.

Should your club, organisation or support service group be interested in providing a presentation, demonstration etc upon the day. Please provide details including equipment and space requirements etc.
How did you hear about the Sports Expo & Sign-on Day opportunity?

Once online registration is complete, a confirmation email will be sent.

Please also be sure to check your email inbox regularly for further information and important updates leading up to the event.


For more information contact the Sport and Recreation team on 4961 9610 or 4961 9475 or email