Australian Gin Awards 2024

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Dates for your diary 2024 / 2025

  • Sydney Spirits Festival 10-12 May. Sold Out

  • Adelaide Convention Center 21-23 June. Sold Out

  • Brisbane Light Space 26-28 July. Sold Out

  • Perth PCEC 16-18 August. Sold out
  • Melbourne St Kilda 13-15 September. Sold Out
  • Hobart Gin Festival 25-26 October Selling Now
  • Sydney Rosehill Gardens 15-16 November Selling Now
  • Canberra Spirits Festival 29-30 November Selling Now

  • 2025 EVENTS CALENDAR

  • Melbourne Timber Yard 14-16 March. Selling Now
  • Auckland The Cloud 31 Jan – 2 Feb. Selling Now

Book Stands.
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Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra, Sydney, Rosehill Gardens, Hobart, Perth, Auckland, St Kilda, Melbourne and Singapore.

Your Customers LOVE Gin!

Why else would they buy tickets? All attendees are there to sip, sample and spend. Find out why our festivals are so succesful.

What you can expect at our gin festivals

All distillers who book a stand recieve a Delegate Kit. The Kit tells you everything you need to know about your gin festival.

Hear what the distillers and the public have to say about our Gin Events.

This video was taken at the Adelaide Gin Festival and showcases what some of the distillers and the public think of our festivals.

Our Package of Support

Book a stand and you automatically become a member of the Australian Gin Distillers Association. Please put our logo on your web site. Download logo here.

Cancellations and Refunds

Stand cancellations will be afforded a credit if received more than 60 days prior to the first day of the event, otherwise all funds paid will be forfeited.

Logistics

We manage all of the logistics regarding your stock into the venue. Plans vary depending on the venue and their facilities. In most cases you are responsible to get your stock to our warehouse in each city at your cost. We then move your stock to the venue, right to your stand, at our cost.

Your stand fee covers basic stand set up (trestle, ice bucket, spit bucket, company lanyard, ice tub) and we provide you with ice and Long Rays premium mixers to conduct your tastings. Power is available within the space however not to all stands. Water jugs are regularly topped up at all stands. You are welcome to personalise your stand however you choose – media screens, pull up banners and display shelving are popular choices. Examples of stand set-ups can be seen in the introductory video on this page. Also on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM.

All ticket holders are provided with a tasting glass for sampling and a tote bag for any bottle purchases. We don’t charge any additional costs or fees, and we leave bottle sales entirely in your hands. Licensing fees may apply in some states – so far this has only been applicable in Queensland. Stand holders are expected to offer free tastings to ticket holders. These sample pours are to be no more than 10mL. Share your story, showcase your gin range, and encourage ticket holders to purchase a bottle or two to take home with them! We exercise ZERO TOLERANCE regarding the sale of single mixed drinks or RTDs at our events.Only gin or products made with gin are allowed at all festivals.

There is a minimum of 500 tickets sold per session. At some of our larger venues, up to 1000 tickets can be sold per session. To see session times across all cities, check out the event pages on ginevents.com.au. Generally, there are 5 tasting sessions across 3 days. Terms & Conditions

OUR FESTIVAL CITIES
AUCKLAND, MELBOURNE, ST KILDA, SYDNEY, CANBERRA, BRISBANE, ADELAIDE, PERTH, and HOBART.

The International Spirits Academy is active during 2024 through the production and management of a number of masterclasses for members of the public attending the large number of gin and spirits festivals.

These classes are designed to be educational and to a degree entertaining with the aim of taking ticket holders on a journey to better understand spirits.

In addition we present free short sessions titled ‘Journey to Market’ and hosted by our Ambassador Charlie Casben. Open to all Delegates at our festivals with the prime intent of giving valuable information regarding their sales plans. Session details will be contained in the Delegates’ Kits for each festival. Click here for some of the topics covered in this session.

In 2025 there will be a media announcement regarding the expansion of the ISA into a four stage accreditation body aimed at the hospitality industry.

Stands Selling Now

  • Auckland Gin Festival 2025

    31 January – 2 February 2025
    THE CLOUD, 89 QUAY STREET, AUCKLAND

    3 DAYS – 4 BIG SESSIONS
    22 KIWI DISTILLERS / 22 AUSSIE DISTILLERS

    44

    Stands Available

  • Melbourne Gin Festival 2025

    14 – 16 March 2025
    THE TIMBER YARD – MELBOURNE

    3 DAYS – 4 BIG SESSIONS

    36

    Stands Available

  • St Kilda Gin Festival 2024

    SOLD OUT
    13 – 15 September 2024
    ST KILDA TOWN HALL – MELBOURNE

    3 DAYS – 5 SESSIONS

    0

    Stands Available

  • Hobart Gin Festival 2024

    25 – 26 October 2024
    PRINCES WHARF No1 – HOBART, TAS

    2 DAYS – 3 SESSIONS

    15

    Stands Available

  • Sydney Gin Festival 2024

    15 – 16 November 2024
    GRAND PAVILION – ROSEHILL GARDENS

    2 DAYS – 3 BIG SESSIONS

    3

    Stands Available

  • Canberra Spirits Festival 2024

    29 – 30 November 2024
    UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA – REFECTORY 1

    2 DAYS – 3 BIG SESSIONS

    4

    Stands Available

The AGDA Team

Judith Kennedy

CEO / Director / Sales
Marketing & planning

Kate Meyer

Chair / CFO
Financial control

Kitty Lorimer

Festivals Executive
Compliance & logistics

Charles Casben

Ambassador

Mikey Enright

Chairman
Australian Gin Awards

Martin Widholm

Creative Director
Website, Print & IT

Christopher Rose

Education Programs Manager

Kaye Gates

Financial Admin
Accounts department

Sabina Tom

Socials Manager and Marketing Assistant

Penny Sippe

Spirits Festival Planning Support

Lindsay Silcox

Consultant
Australian Gin Awards

Nicole Kourbelis

Logistics Assistant

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