Media releases

Cider Australia supports WET rebate changes

December 2 2016

Cider Australia welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will restrict the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate to genuine […]

Australian Cider Festival a roaring success

October 10 2016

Craft cider won over Melbourne on Saturday as over 700 cider enthusiasts flocked to Australia’s largest craft cider festival at […]

Cider honours announced – 2016 Australian Cider Awards

October 7 2016

Willie Smith’s Organic Cider in Tasmania has scored the top prize for the second year running at this year’s Australian […]

Australia’s largest craft cider festival on this Saturday!

October 6 2016

An impressive 28 craft cider producers will showcase 112 different ciders at the 2016 Australian Cider Festival, being held in […]

Australian Cider Awards entries surge!

September 21 2016

The countdown begins for nervous entrants to the 2016 Australian Cider Awards as judges prepare to ‘blind’ taste an exciting […]

Rebate tax only on 100% Australian juice cider

August 31 2016

Industry body Cider Australia has called on the Federal Government to refocus its Wine Equalisation Tax rebate so eligibility is […]

Melbourne to host craft cider extravaganza!

August 25 2016

Australia’s largest ever festival of craft cider will land in Melbourne this October at a new, outdoor venue perfect for […]

Entries open to 2016 Australian Cider Awards

June 17 2016

Cider Australia today opened entries to this year’s national cider Awards and is expecting a flood of entries in Australia’s […]

UK cider guru Bill Bradshaw to visit Australia

June 7 2016

Global cider expert and co-collaborator in The Cider Hunters, a new video based project examining cider cultures around the world, […]

Day of glory for Global phenomenon

June 2 2016

Celebrate World Cider Day – Friday, June 3rd The rapid growth of apple cider globally has encouraged the industry to […]

Cider Australia declares 2016 ‘the year of craft cider’!

May 23 2016

This is the year Craft Cider will get traction according to the national cider industry body. Cider Australia, representing over […]

WET reforms threaten to hamper cider industry growth

May 4 2016

Industry body Cider Australia welcomes reforms announced in yesterday’s Federal Budget to tighten eligibility for the Wine Equalisation Tax rebate […]

Cider Australia’s plans for the cider category

March 11 2016

drinks bulletin have reported on Cider Australia’s plans to encourage in-store segmentation of ciders. Read the full story here. Cider Makers Tackle ‘Mainstream […]

Cider Australia launches new website

March 9 2016

Cider Australia – the national body that represents the cider and perry industry in Australia – has launched a new […]

Unique Tasmanian Cider Best of the Best

October 9 2015

A special edition cider using 18 different apple varieties sourced from across Tasmania’s Huon Valley has scooped the pool at […]

Cider judging underway at 2015 Awards

September 29 2015

A panel of cider connoisseurs is hard at work this week sampling 155 different ciders from across the country and […]

Public petition launched

September 4 2015

Supporting local cider makers with better labelling laws Is your favourite `local’ cider helping to employ Australians and value-add to […]

Australian Cider Awards now open!

August 6 2015

The Australian Cider Awards are forging ahead in 2015 with new style guidelines and new classes to support a booming […]

Cider consumers to lose out under new country of origin labelling rules

July 30 2015

Industry body Cider Australia is seriously concerned that cider is excluded from the Federal Government’s proposed new country of origin […]

Canadian expert to judge at 2015 national cider awards

June 30 2015

Canadian cider expert and author of The New Cider Maker’s Handbook – a definitive modern work on the practice of […]

Cider industry looks to future of cider taxation

May 22 2015

Cider Australia will contribute to the alcohol taxation debate to ensure local cider makers are not unfairly crushed by `fake’ […]

National Cider Conference to be held in Batlow

April 13 2015

Cider Australia is holding its AGM in the apple growing and now cider making community of Batlow this May, to […]

Tap contracts exclusively bad for cider

February 17 2015

Restrictive deals that lock pubs into selling draught products from the big brewers are hurting local cider producers, according to […]

Gold by name, gold by nature

October 10 2014

International Entry Wins Top Prize at Australian Cider Awards An authentic English cider from the UK has taken out the […]

Cider Festival Countdown!

October 7 2014

The country’s best cider is about to be celebrated and the good folk of Melbourne are invited to the party. More […]

Judging Underway at Australian Cider Awards

September 30 2014

Innovation, experimentation and excellence under the microscope in Melbourne Five people in Melbourne can lay claim to having the best job […]

Cider School is in!

September 25 2014

Bookings close tomorrow for Cider Australia Master Class Fancy yourself a cider connoisseur? Simply a humble consumer who wants to learn more […]

Cider reigns at the third annual Australian Cider Festival

September 15 2014

Cider Australia is busily brewing up the best mix of cider, food and entertainment to ensure that its up-coming festival is […]

Australian Cider Awards now open for entries!

August 9 2014

A continuing growth in the popularity and production of cider has led to the development of the biggest Australian Cider Awards […]

World class judging panel assembled for Australian Cider Awards

July 25 2014

An international expert will headline the judging panel for Cider Australia’s national awards New Zealander Malcolm Reeves has almost three […]

Melbourne to highlight cider’s best of the best

June 10 2014

Host city announced for National Cider Awards and Festival Melbourne has been chosen as the city to host this year’s Australian […]

Tasmanian voted Cider Australia President

March 14 2014

A Tasmanian cider producer has vowed to strengthen the integrity of labelling laws to ensure the industry’s future is not jeopardised […]

Fresh faces in cider credibility fight

March 14 2014

A new Cider Australia executive committee has vowed to strengthen the integrity of labelling laws to ensure the industry’s future is […]

Canberra the cider capital in March

March 3 2014

Award winning and innovative cider producers will converge on Canberra this week for an Annual General Meeting with a twist. After […]

Maturing industry keen to have a voice in the Australian capital

February 11 2014

High level political talks and some more relaxed cider tastings will form the centerpiece of Cider Australia’s AGM in Canberra […]

Cider Australia encouraged by new research on drinking attitudes

January 25 2014

Research released this week by VicHealth into the attitudes of Australian cider drinkers has been strongly welcomed by Cider Australia. The […]

Local cider named `Champion of Show’ at 2013 Australian Cider Awards

October 19 2013

For the first time in the history of the Australian Cider Awards, an Australian cider has been named ‘Champion of […]

Timing is ripe for the second annual Australian Cider Festival

October 15 2013

Preparations for the country’s largest cider festival are in full swing, with more than 1,500 people expected to flock to […]

Peeling back ciders’ taste complexities

September 30 2013

Australian Cider Awards: judging to be held October 9th, in Orange, NSW Australia’s finest ciders will go head-to-head with some […]

Spring, Sunshine & Cider

September 25 2013

Local Cider Industry Celebrates with Australia’s Largest Cider Festival Sydney will soon host Australia’s largest cider festival in a celebration […]

Cider Celebration

September 4 2013

Annual Awards Program Launched by Cider Australia Entries are now open for the Australian Cider Awards, which will be held […]

Cider Australia statement for ABC Radio

April 23 2013

Cider Australia is the industry body that represents the cider industry in Australia, including growers, producers and manufacturers, with a […]

Cider body to expand

March 1 2013

Cider Australia is expanding as a result of unprecedented growth in the industry across the country. The body representing cider […]

Tax to crush Tasmanian cider producers

February 25 2013

A push to tax small cider producers in the same way as international liquor giants would decimate small apple-farming communities in […]