Australian Cider Awards postponed

7 Aug 2020

Cider Australia has announced that the 2020 Australian Cider Awards will be postponed due to COVID-19.

Competition organiser Cider Australia is saddened that the Australian cider community cannot come together this year to reward excellence in cider production but acknowledges the wellbeing of everyone involved takes precedence at this difficult time.

The judging of the annual cider show is held in Melbourne each October and involves a dedicated team of around 30 judges, stewards and staff, many of whom travel interstate or overseas to attend. Cider Australia has decided it is not feasible to proceed this year given the logistical challenges and health and safety risks posed by the pandemic.  

We would like to thank all of our entrants, sponsors and judges for their ongoing support and will set our sights on making next year’s show bigger and better than ever.

Details about the next Awards will be announced in mid-2021.


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For more details please contact Cider Australia executive officer Jane Anderson on 0434 559 759 or

About Cider Australia 

Cider Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation funded by cider businesses and sponsors, established in 2012. It aims to build a sustainable cider category by undertaking activities that improve the quality of ciders produced and marketed in Australia. The organisation represents the interests of the cider industry to policy makers, calling for regulations and policies that support a diverse and evolving cider industry, and runs the national cider conference AusCider and the Australian Cider Awards.

About the Awards

The 10th annual Australian Cider Awards will now be held in late 2021 following the postponement of the 2020 competition. The Awards is the largest cider competition in Australia and is leading the standardisation and improvement of cider judging across Australia. It promotes and rewards excellence in cider production and bring together cider makers, industry suppliers, communicators, retailers, sommeliers and consumers. In 2019 the Awards received a record 276 entries from 84 Australian and international producers.

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