Pathways to Work Expo

Join recruiting experts, local businesses and industry leaders and take a step towards finding a job.

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Introducing the Pathways to Work Expo, to connect young people in Hobsons Bay and surrounds with different pathways to employment. This event is proudly presented by Hobsons Bay City Council in partnership with the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation and supported by Workforce Australia.

Whether looking for that first part-time job, full-time work, or you just want to know your options, the expo has something for everyone. 

The expo is FREE to attend and will offer a range of pathways to employment, with exhibitors including local business, internships and apprenticeship, employment services and industry experts, as well as further training and study opportunities.

Friday 26 July 2024 from 10am to 4pm

(10am to 1pm open to school groups only)

GRAZELAND, 20 Booker Street, Spotswood

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Program partner, Western Bulldogs Community Foundation supported by Greater Western Water, will be presenting two panel discussions throughout the day.  Be sure to stop by their exhibitor stand and don't miss the discussion times below.  

'Breaking down Barriers - Pathways to Work panel discussion' 
11.30am to 12pm 
George Harte – Co Owner | PushPull Shop
Rylie Wilcox – AFLW Athlete | Western Bulldogs Football Club
Courtney Borg – Senior Inspector | WorkSafe Victoria

2pm to 2.30pm 
Nicole Brudenall – Coordinator, Women in Male Dominated Trades | Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Jacqui Dunbar – Employment Facilitator | Local Jobs Program – Inner Metropolitan Melbourne
Grant Powell - Technical Training Lead | Greater Western Water


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For an up-to-date exhibitor list click here

Details for exhibitor registration


We welcome exhibitors from the following categories to attend the Pathways to Work Expo.

  • Employers 
  • Employment services 
  • Group training organisations 
  • Government departments / services / programs
  • Community services
  • Career services
  • Youth support services 
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Universities and vocational education and training providers (TAFE, registered training organisations)

Registrations are now open. Complete the Pathways to Work registration form.

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How to get there 

Parking ‍

There is parking onsite as well as on-street parking including dedicated disabled parking.


Public Transport ‍

Via train, take the Werribee/Williamstown line to Spotswood train station. Grazeland is a short 10-minute walk (500m) from the station. If travelling from Melbourne CBD, the train journey takes approx. 18 minutes train ride from Flinders Street station.


Travelling by Bike ‍

Grazeland has 100 bike racks right at the front gate. The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail runs on the foreshore adjacent to Grazeland. The dedicated bike trail extends 23km to Altona Meadow.


Program partner Western Bulldogs Community Foundation Logo


Supported by   Workforce Australia Western Melbourne Logo Greater Western Water logo