FAQs

What is Fine Food Australia?

Fine Food Australia is a trade show for the foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors. It brings together world-class producers and leading suppliers to the one location every year. The largest trade show of its kind in Australia, hosting over 1,000 exhibitors, the next Fine Food Australia show will return to Sydney in 2017 at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour from Monday 11 – Thursday 14 September 2017.

When is the exhibition open?

The next Fine Food Australia will run from Monday 11 – Thursday 14 September 2017. Opening hours for the show will be provided closer to the event.

Where is the exhibition being held?

The next exhibition will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour. For more information please visit the ICC website.

Who can attend?

Fine Food Australia is a trade only event. Admission is restricted to professional persons working in the food, drink or equipment industries. As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. Identification may be required at the door.

How can I register?

Registrations will open closer to the next event. Sign up to our Newsletter to receive updates.

Can students attend?

Students over the age of 15 who are enrolled in a hospitality course at a tertiary level or registered apprentices may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card. Primary and Secondary school students will not be admitted at any time, regardless of any courses they may be studying. Students need to be mindful this is a business event and need to be respectful of exhibitors and their time. Exhibitors are here to engage in business opportunities. Please be considerate of their time and be aware that their promotional material and samples are for business transactions.

Can I bring my family?

As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. The exception is infants under one year old that cannot be separated from their primary caregiver. If you bring an infant we strongly recommend that you carry them in a baby harness due to crowds (strictly no prams allowed at the show).

Do I need a Visa for Australia?

Most visitors will require a Visa to enter Australia. Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Consulate in your own country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Australian Government Immigration site.

Can you provide me with an invitation letter so I can apply for a visitor visa?

It is not our company policy to provide invitation letters to visitors wishing to attend our shows. For more information on applying for a Visa visit the Department of Immigration website.

Will I need to bring identification with me?

Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance. We suggest you bring along business cards, a company invoice or company documentation along with personal identification such as a drivers licence or passport.

How many exhibitors are there?

There will be more than 1,000 exhibitors displaying food, drink and equipment at the show. There is a mix of both Australian and international suppliers at Fine Food Australia.

Can you tell me which companies are exhibiting?

If you would like to find out which companies exhibited in 2016, our  Exhibitor List is still available. The 2017 exhibitor list will be available closer to the event.

Will there be any special events?

Yes. View our What’s On page to get an idea of the events that were hosted at Fine Food Australia in 2015.

What are the conditions of entry?

Fine Food Australia is strictly a trade-only event. Entry is restricted to members of the retail, foodservice and hospitality industry. Proof of business identification may be requested. Proof of business identification may include:

  • a business card in your name, or
  • an invoice addressed to your company
  • employee verification on company letterhead, or
  • evidence of membership of a relevant professional or industry association.

Persons not in these industry categories, including children and students under the age of 15, and primary/secondary students (regardless of course of study) will not be admitted at any time. Tertiary students enrolled in a hospitality course with valid student ID will be admitted.

As this is a business event for those people working in the industry, we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. The exception is infants under one year old that cannot be separated from their primary caregiver. If you bring an infant we strongly recommend that you carry them in a baby harness due to crowds (strictly no prams or shopping trolleys allowed at the show). This applies to the children of both visitors and exhibitors. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during Move In and Move Out of the show.

What products will I see?

You will be able to see and taste thousands of new food and beverage ideas at Fine Food Australia, and try out the latest equipment in our Equipment Section. The 2016 Product Directory is still available. The product directory for the next event will be provided closer to the show.

Can I exhibit at the show?

You will need to contact our sales department to discuss availability. You can contact them by telephone on +61 3 9261 4500.

When is the next show?

Fine Food Australia runs each September and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne. The next event will be held in Sydney:

  • Fine Food Australia, International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour 11-14 September 2017

Who are the Organisers?

The organiser of Fine Food Australia is Diversified Communications Australia, one of the leading event organisers in Australia.

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