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Australian Food Awards

The Australian Food Awards (AFA) is Australia’s leading national food awards program, conducted by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV).

The Australian Food Awards, in its second year, offers broader opportunities for Australian producers to leverage success locally and internationally with the AFA’s national brand seal of quality.

The AFA presents producers, large and small, with the chance to benchmark their products, establish their credentials in the Australian premium food industry and provides differentiation in the market for award winners.

The Awards recognise the best Australian food products and produce across eight major categories, including Dairy, Meat, Poultry, Seafood, Fresh Produce, Grains and Pulses, Pantry Goods and Convenience Foods.


Entries Open: Tuesday 29 November 2016

February (Fresh Produce - Garlic)

Entries Closed
Deliveries: Friday 24 February 2017
Judging: Tuesday 28 February 2017


Entries Close: Friday 26 May 2017
Deliveries: Tuesday 4 - Wednesday 19 July 2017
Judging: Thursday 6 - Friday 7 July, Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 July & Monday 17 - Thursday 20 July 2017
Exhibitor Tasting: Friday 14 & Friday 21 July

August (Pantry Goods - Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Entries Close: Friday 4 August 2017
Deliveries: Tuesday 15 August 2017
Judging: Friday 18 - Saturday 19 August 2017

Awards Presentation

Thursday 7 September 2017


“We enter the Australian Food Awards because we see it as being one of the most prestigious food competitions in Australia, attracting an array of amazing produce. We display the Champion Trophy and gold medal artwork through our retail partners, who tell us that sales of our chickens has increased as people recognise and trust the Australian Food Awards seal.” – Bruce Burton, The Milking Yard Farm, Victoria

 “Winning Champion Australian Produce at the 2016 Australian Food Awards has drawn attention and interest from many markets, particularly China and the Middle East. It will save us time and money in meeting the right business partners. It has also helped us decide to commit to major developments. We are now planting twenty times more area and talking with export farmers for a five and ten-year production plan.” – Peter Marshall, Terra Preta Truffles, New South Wales


Entry fees are determined on the basis of annual turnover. There are three annual turnover ranges based on the turnover ranges that the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses to classify small, medium and large size businesses.

Category Turnover Range Entry Fee
Small Up to $200,000 $80 (inc GST)
per entry
Medium $200,001 - $2,000,000 $150 (inc GST)
per entry
Large $2,000,000 + $200 (inc GST)
per entry

Winning Tastes Opportunities

Winning Tastes - Opportunities for Medal-Winning Exhibitors

Find out about opportunities to showcase your award winning product to close to 10,000 food and drink loving subscribers, tell your brand story and connect with around 450,000 consumers at Victoria’s largest and most iconic annual event, the Royal Melbourne Show.