Visitor Registrations open on 15 May 2017
Who Can Attend?
The Australian Jewellery Fair is a trade only event for registered businesses in the jewellery industry. To be eligible to attend the Australian Jewellery Fair, all visitors must meet minimum registration criteria outlined on this page; any registrations that cannot provide the required documentation will not be accepted.
Each visitor is expected to conduct him/herself in a professional and courteous manner, and respect the Australian Jewellery Fair and the rights of other attendees.
Holders of a Blue Buyer ID Card
We have upgraded our entry badges this year to enable printing at home for preregistered visitors and new registrations once you have been approved.
If you have a blue photographic ID card you have 2 options:
Option 1 – Save time at the fair by going online to the registration page here enter your email address and print your new badge. Our new registration system only allows for one email address per person and so to activate other names please contact us at email@example.com or phone 0294527575.
Option 2 – Bring your badge to the fair and scan to print a new badge prior to entry.
If we do not have your photo on file or you have not uploaded one you will need to carry photo ID in your badge holder or have a photo taken onsite and a new badge printed.
Registering for the fair online
Please note, you are required to complete the relevant sections of the online registration form depending on your visitation history.
1. If you have never attended an International/Australian Jewellery Fair – OR – have only attended a Fair in 2013 or earlier; you must register online as a First-Time Buyer by completing the online registration and submitting:
- Business Identification x 2
- Photo ID (licence or Passport)
- Uploading current photo for badge
2. Personal Identification
Photo identification issued under law, i.e. current Australian driver’s license or passport*.
*International buyers may ONLY submit their passport.
3. Business Identification
You must supply copies of business identification from ONE of the following two options:
- I have a Buying Group or Jewellery association membership
- Business documents (invoices from jewellery related suppliers and ABN certificate)
How do I register other staff members?
If you are the owner/manager of a business and you have attended a Fair in 2014 or 2015, you can register other staff members to attend the Fair by supplying the following:
- Completed registration form (staff member to sign reverse of form).
- Personal (photographic) identification of the staff member (i.e. current Australian driver’s licence or passport. International buyers may ONLY submit their passport).
- Copy of a recent payslip with details legible, dated within the last 12 months.
Buyer’s entry passes must be visible, and current photographic identification (issued under law) must be carried at all times. Non-Australian residents must carry their passport with them while at the Fair. Identification must be produced to security or to an exhibitor, on demand.
Due to the nature of the products on site at the Fair; security for visitors, exhibitors and staff is our highest priority. It is a condition of entry that buyers and other personnel consent to being searched on request. CCTV, X-ray machines and metal detection equipment will be used at entry and exit points. Routine searches will be conducted and all visitors are requested to be understanding of the reasons for this.
Photography or video recording at the Fair is prohibited, except by those authorised individuals. Surveillance equipment is in use for the entire duration of the Fair.
Expertise Events reserves the right to take photographs, video and other footage of all visitors, exhibitors and displays within their events. These photographs remain the property of Expertise Events and may be used on occasion to promote, market and advertise the said event and other events organised by Expertise Events. If you are the subject of any images taken, your agreement to these terms and conditions and usage of these images is signified by your entry into the exhibition and/or attendance as a visitor at the event.
If someone who appears to have no official presence approaches you or if you observe suspicious behaviour at the Fair, please report your concerns to security immediately.
Registered visitors may be accompanied by ONE guest to assist on each day. Guests cannot place orders at the fair, and need to be accompanied by a registered visitor at all times while inside the exhibition. The guest is not required to complete a registration form. Instead, they will receive a guest pass upon arrival.
Only manufacturers looking to purchase materials for the making of jewellery related products, and can show evidence of purchasing jewellery related products within the last 12 months, will be allowed access to the fair as a visitor.
Non-exhibiting wholesalers will be allowed access to the fair from 1pm daily, and are not permitted to conduct business on the fair floor (aka suitcasing). Fair Events reserves the right to escort any attendee from the fair floor if they are reported to be soliciting business at the fair, and are not an exhibitor. If you are escorted from the fair, you will not be allowed to attend any future fairs.
Waivers can be obtained from the registration counter, and if approved, a Child’s Pass will be provided to grant limited access to the trade fair floor only. The parent or legal guardian that signed the waiver must accompany the child at all times, and the child must ensure they are wearing the Child’s Pass. If a child is found without parent or legal guardian supervision, he/she will be taken to the registration counter and his/her waiver will be rescinded. Failure of the parent or legal guardian to supervise the minor’s activities may result in removal from the fair. For security reasons, strollers are not permitted at any time within the fair. Babies in arms
(minors one year old and younger) do not need a waiver, but must be carried at all times within the event.
Buyer Power Hours
The Buyer Power Hours run from 9:30am until 1pm and are reserved for retail buyers, manufacturers, students, buying group members, and retailers looking to add jewellery to their range. This initiative allows retailers to focus on sourcing and buying new products, essentially to save time in the afternoon to network and catch up with new and old friends at the fair. From 1pm daily, wholesalers are allowed to enter the fair in order to network with the industry and celebrate with their peers. Wholesalers are not permitted to sell on the fair floor.
WARNING FOR VISITORS: Please be aware there are some overseas website that may claim to have registration facilities for the Australian and International Jewellery Fairs. Completing these online forms may result in your email account being spammed, and will definitely not grant you access to the fair floor.