What is the Expo of Everything?
The Expo of Everything is the latest way Devonport is celebrating lifelong learning.
It is an expo with stalls, demonstrations and come and try sessions by over 40 local community groups and organisations.Come along and experience a wide range of activities, arts, crafts and hobbies. There’s something for the whole family!
It’s an opportunity to learn something new, make connections, join a club, learn a new skill, take up a new hobby.
Who’s going to be at the Expo of Everything:
These 45 community groups and organisations will have a stall at the Expo of Everything.
The Australian Lace Guild meets on the first Saturday of the month at Ulverstone Secondary College. Old and new lacemakers are very welcome. The Australian Lace Guild love to teach new craft. Contact Janet Jones 0477 254 161 for more information.
Want to climate change-proof your garden? Talk to the Australian Plant Society about native plants that are robust on the coast. Some beautiful blooms, and some great photos. Some printed takeaways. Demonstration of propagation methods. And conversations with experienced native gardeners.
Expect to leave with fresh ideas and enthusiasm. www.apstas.org.au
Come and get Back on your Bike in Market Square! The Bicycle Network instructor will show you how to practice skill-building activities, basic bike maintenance, and navigating your area by bike. There will be a range of e-bikes, step-throughs, and tricycles to test ride, so you just need to bring yourself! Register your spot at: www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/backonyourbike
Dance Fit classes are an easy, exciting, and fun way to get fit and join a great community of people. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisACrossman
City of Devonport Brass Band is Devonport’s Brass Band. They play at community events. The City of Devonport Brass Band welcomes new players, of any age, and any experience. Everything you need is provided by the band. Visit for more information: www.facebook.com/devonport.brass
The Coastal Board Gamers meet together twice monthly in Ulverstone in a welcoming, relaxed, and inclusive environment with an extensive library of games and plenty of players. This group love to share their hobby, show how board gaming has changed over the years, and teach games to newcomers.
1st and 3rd Saturdays, 2 pm – 10 pm at Apex House, Ulverstone. The first event is Free. www.coastalboardgamers.org.au
Coast FM is a community radio station broadcasting all across the North-West coast from our studio in Wynyard. The station’s hosts are volunteers. Tune in. Get involved as a volunteer: www.coastfmtas.au
COTA Tasmania has been the voice of older Tasmanians for over 50 years and sees aging as a time of possibility, opportunity, and influence.
Their advocacy and education work promotes social inclusion, championing the rights and interests of Tasmanians as they age and promoting age-friendly communities that reflect the diversity of older people who live, work and play in our state. https://cotatas.org.au/
Crescendo is a Learning Event of the Department of Education, Children and Young People. It offers the opportunity for children and young people from Grades 1 – 12 to extend and accelerate their musical development through singing and learning, to play woodwind and brass instruments. As well as having fun and developing musical and performance skills, members develop resilience and confidence, community values, and important life skills. Rehearsals for vocal and instrumental ensembles are at Reece High School on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. www.facebook.com/crescendochoir.tasmania
The Devonport Camera Club was formed in about 1946. Our current activities are built around competition, learning, and improving with an active social scene. Currently, the Devonport Camera Club are looking to attract younger people wanting to develop their interest in photography and having fun doing so. www.devonportcameraclub.org.au
The Devonport City Probus Club is a hub for retired and semi-retired people to connect socially, come together, and make new friends and acquaintances within the community and the NW of Tasmania.
They meet at 10am on the 4th Thursday of the month at the Devonport Football Club. First, 2 meetings and social outings are free. Email or phone for more information: [email protected] or 0484 959 646
Croquet is a tactical sport. In addition to using a mallet to score points by hitting balls through a series of hoops, the aim is to prevent the opposition from scoring. As members of the croquet section you can play at any time, as well as enjoy all the other social benefits of the Club.
You are welcome to come along and see if this is the game for you. For more information contact 6427 2381.
The Devonport Men’s Shed assists men and women who wish to partake in small building projects. It’s also a great way to meet new people.
Monday, Tues and Thursday (Men) 8.30 to 12.00 noon.
Wednesdays (Women) 9.00 am to 1.00pm
The Devonport Online Access Centre provides help with all technology, Monday-Saturday.
Visit: paranaple centre, Level 1, 137 Rooke Street, Devonport
Contact: 0444 525 434
Devonport Online Games Night: offers fun and games every second Saturday, for ages 15+
For more info go to: games-night.carrd.com
The Devonport Stamp and Collectables Club is a friendly group of people who meet on the 3rd Monday of every month at St John’s Church Hall. 7.00pm doors open. Guest speakers. Show and tell. 3 fairs per year. Stamps, coins, militaria. www.devstampclub.org
The Devonport Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Group are interested in keeping these ancient traditions alive. They teach spinning yarn from wool, fleece, and other fibers, and weaving techniques. They also experiment with dyeing fleece and yarn.
The group meets on the second Monday and fourth Saturday of the month at the East Devonport Recreation Centre from 10-2. For more information visit: [email protected]
Don River Railway is a not-for-profit organisation owned and operated by members and volunteers. The Don River Railway was established at Don in 1973 while the trains commenced operating in November 1976. The achievements are the result of countless thousands of hours of voluntary labour provided by Don River Railway members. https://donriverrailway.com.au/
Easyriders is a worldwide (14 countries) inclusive social motorcycle club that was established in 1975 @ Evans Heads NSW. They are the Northwest Coast Tasmanian chapter. They are family-orientated and welcome all riders regardless of experience. https://m.facebook.com/groups/308494570107616/
The Guild aims to promote the skills required for hand embroidery in a pleasant atmosphere of enjoyment and learning. For more information email [email protected] or phone 0421 803 486.
Exhale Choir sings Wednesday evenings at 7pm at the Baptist Lifeway Church. We are a large community-focused choir and welcome new members. Contact Alex on 0409 891 118.
The Find Your Way Drama Academy provides acting classes for children and adults. Whether you are new to acting or an experienced performer, our goal is to empower you by facilitating a space for creative expression. For more information contact Adam Dear 0468 697 290 [email protected], or visit: https://www.facebook.com/findyourwaydrama
Fishcare Tasmania is a volunteer organisation that exists to promote responsible recreational fishing amongst the Tasmanian community. They are seeking new volunteers to assist with conducting fishing clinics, attending community events, and engaging with local fishers. Visit: https://fishing.tas.gov.au/fishcare
If you love history, gardens, politics, or just enjoy a good story, a guided tour of Home Hill will delight you! Built for Joseph and Enid Lyons in 1916, Home Hill is the only National Trust house museum on the North West Coast. Visit or volunteer to get involved with this special place. Please phone 6424 8055 or email [email protected], www.nationaltrust.org.au/places/home-hill
Julie Burgess Inc operates the fully restored gaffe-rigged ketch from Reg Hope Park in East Devonport providing sailings into Bass Strait together with regular visits to the Australian Wooden Festival held in Hobart.
Volunteer participation is encouraged by providing training and sailing opportunities for the community that promotes tourism and the region’s rich maritime heritage. Visit: https://julieburgess.org/
KC Studio of Dance has been welcoming students of all ages and abilities for over 20 years. The studio’s principles are centered around inspiring our young community, nurturing them to be the best they can be, and watching them grow into successful individuals who are confident and resilient. Visit www.facebook.com/kcstudioodfance or email [email protected] for more information or to enroll.
The Ladies Probus Club of Devonport is a hub for retired and semi-retired women to connect socially, come together, and make new friends and acquaintances within the community and the NW of Tasmania.
The group meets at 10 am on the 1st Monday of the month at the Devonport Soccer Club. First, 2 meetings and a social outing are free. Visit for more information: [email protected]
Visit the Devonport Library stand to try Virtual Reality, learn languages, ProCreate, Scan n Cut and more. Background tours of the @ Library 11am, 12pm, and 1pm. Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/o/devonport-library-7794529429
Lifeline Tasmania delivers a range of programs within the state that services suicide prevention and postvention. The dedicated staff and over 400 volunteers share a common vision: A Tasmania free of suicide. If you are interested in learning more about the programs within Lifeline Tasmania or interested in volunteering, please visit our website www.lifelinetasmania.org.au.
Making Time Devonport specializes in fluid art workshops (resin and acrylic paints) with many guest artisans also running classes in a range of arts and crafts on a regular basis. Find us on Facebook or at Level 1, 68 Rooke St Devonport
Scouting helps young people development of so that they can become part of a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society. Ages 5 to 26 years in Devonport, Spreyton, Port Sorell, and Railton. www.tas.scouts.com.au
District Commissioner – Allan Dolbey – Ph: 0419 369 116
City of Devonport Scout Group – Nigel Scott – Ph: 0427 248 975
Rubicon Sea Scouts – Jason Ward – Ph: 0412 126 685
Spreyton Scout Group – Jan Tuxworth – Ph: 0438 279 789
The collection of military items is very popular with people of all ages. Medals can be researched by the name on the rim.
The Port Sorell University of the Third Age provides courses covering a wide spectrum that promote positive aging in a friendly and enjoyable environment for retired and semi-retired persons. Visit for more information: www.portsorellu3a.org.au
The Rotary Club of Devonport South East participates in many community activities including involvement in the Breakfast Club at East Devonport Primary School, and launching the Torquay Heritage Trail. There are many ways to be involved with Rotary both locally and internationally. They meet every Tuesday at 15 Tables restaurant (6 for 6.30), East Devonport. For more information, visit: [email protected]
The Rotary Club of Latrobe is one of many Rotary Clubs around the world that are making a difference to the quality of life of others. They meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Hamilton Hub, Hamilton Street Latrobe (6:00 for 6:30). For more information visit: www.rcol.org.au/contact-us
Bonsai is the Japanese name given to an Art form, turning trees into living Sculptures. The Tasmanian Bonsai Society was formed in 1982. In March 2022 they celebrated their 40th anniversary. The Tasmanian Bonsai Society now has around 30 members. They meet on the last Saturday of each month to work on their trees and share knowledge and support one another.
The practice of Bonsai is worldwide using both exotic and native trees. https://m.facebook.com/TasBonsai.NorthWest, [email protected]
Come and experience the Arboretum’s 66ha botanical tree park with 5,000 plants in the collections. Guided tours are available. Get involved as a volunteer.
Open every day from 9am to 5pm non daylight saving and to 8pm during daylight savings.
Located at 46 Old Tramway Rd Eugenana. www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au
Chat with the University of Tasmania staff about the many types of programs and scholarships available to students of all ages. Discover more about what it’s like to study and the many opportunities to engage with your university. We’ll also have a demonstration on drones and how the latest tech is making an impact. Visit: [email protected], 1300 363 864
On top of these 40 plus stalls there will be presentations, demonstrations and come and try sessions throughout the day.
The paranaple convention centre will be available for stallholders to set up between:
- 5:00-7:00pm on Friday 1 September or
- 8:30-9:30am on Saturday 2 September.
Exhibitors will be provided with a 1.8m table and 2 chairs. Some stalls will have access to a display board as well.
Presentations, demonstrations and ‘come and try’ sessions will be 15 minutes long.