What is Fine Food Australia?
With over 1,000 exhibitors, and more than 20,000 visitors, Fine Food Australia is the country’s largest trade exhibition for the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries. The event presents new and innovative products from around Australia and from over 60 countries internationally, as well as live demonstrations, masterclasses and industry recognised competitions.
The show runs every year and alternates between Sydney and Melbourne each September.
What is Hospitality Unites?
You may have seen our announcement regarding the new Fine Food Australia initiative – Hospitality Unites.
During these unprecedented times and given that Fine Food could not run in 2020, we asked ourselves, what can we do to help? What can we do with the tools and resources we have to continue supporting the industry? Our answer is to help provide the information, the inspiration and the connection to your community which will see you through to the other side of this crisis.
Hospitality Unites is a digital content destination for everything foodservice related. Our goal, to provide you with the tools and solutions you need to successfully operate in a COVID-19 impacted world.
We are also sharing your stories as we take inspiration from around Australia. By learning from each other we will see a restoration of our once vibrant and diverse food scene. For more information visit the Hospitality Unites website here.
When and where is Fine Food Australia?
6 – 9 September 2021 at the ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour, NSW, Australia.
Who can attend?
Fine Food Australia is a trade only event for professionals working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail 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. This is for their own safety as there is cooking equipment in operation on the show floor that could potentially pose a hazard to children. Proof of age and industry involvement may be requested at the door.
How can I attend Fine Food Australia? Is it free?
The easiest way to attend Fine Food Australia is to register online – by registering online you will be able to fast track your entry and save the $35 door charge.
Online registration for the event is free.
Once you register online, you will be sent an email confirmation with a barcode which you can use to print your entry badge onsite. Each visitor is required to complete an individual registration, in order to generate a personalised entry badge. Your badge will give you entry to Fine Food Australia on any of the days during show time.
Visitor registrations will open in 2021. Subscribe here for updates.
Can I register my colleagues too?
Yes, there is the option to register up to 5 additional colleagues during the registration process. Each visitor will receive a unique email confirmation to the email address provided.
Can international visitors attend Fine Food Australia?
All international visitors need to apply for a business visa. The passport which you hold will determine whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Before lodging any application please take note of any travel restrictions that may apply.
Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Please note that the organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.
What do I do if someone tries to sell me the Fine Food Australia databases and visitor lists?
This is a scam and you should ignore them. Fine Food Australia operates under strict data privacy laws, and we do not share our visitor or any other internal data with unauthorised third parties.
Any communication you may receive offering you to rent/buy or download our visitor or exhibitor contacts is a scam and should be deleted. We are currently exploring legal avenues to shut down these practices.
Can you tell me who is exhibiting?
The exhibitor directory will be available in 2021.
Can students attend?
Students enrolled at a tertiary level or registered apprentices may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card. All students will need to register online. Primary and Secondary school students will not be admitted, regardless of any courses they are studying.
Students must be mindful that Fine Food Australia is a business event. Exhibitors are present to engage in business conversations. Please be considerate of their time and of any promotional material available.
Can I bring my children with me?
As this is a business event for those people working in the foodservice, hospitality and retail industries and contractors servicing these industries, we ask visitors to not bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. This is for their own safety as there is cooking equipment in operation on the show floor that could potentially pose a hazard to children. Proof of age or industry involvement may be requested at the door.
Tertiary students with valid student ID will be admitted. Due to OH&S, prams, strollers and trolleys (ie shopping trolleys) are strictly not permitted at the event. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during the setting up and disassembling of the show.
Will I need to bring identification with me?
Yes. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or at the entrance, and can include:
A business card in your name; or
Employee verification on company letterhead; or
Evidence of membership of a relevant professional or industry association.