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Get involved


Tasting Australia provides a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to get involved with the premium, unprecedented eating and drinking experiences that only South Australia can offer.  

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering in 2019, please email

Becoming an Associated Event

As one of the country’s longest-running food and drink festivals, Tasting Australia showcases Adelaide and its surrounding regions as a paradise of exciting talent, bold innovation, and above all, delicious food, wine, beer and spirits. This happens through the exciting and interactive experiences that only South Australian businesses can offer our guests by hosting an event. 

It is the perfect platform to show foodies and event lovers what you’re made of – and why they should keep coming back – through possible media activity, marketing on Tasting Australia channels and by showing them a great time. 

Tasting Australia will be held from 5-14 April 2019, giving participating businesses two full weekends of trade and events to take advantage of during the festival.

If you'd like to find out more about how to get involved, download our information pack here and fill out your application here

Apply here

Download the 'Get Involved' information pack.

Download the Associated Events Terms & Conditions.

Key Dates

  • Applications close: 10 September 2018
  • Notification of acceptance: 28 September 2018

Important Information

The Associated Events program is an umbrella program within Tasting Australia.

The Tasting Australia Associated Events Program takes place during the Tasting Australia dates of 4th – 15th April 2019. All Associated Events must take place during the Tasting Australia dates.

The closing date for the Tasting Australia Associated Events Program is the 10th September 2018.

Notification for acceptance into the Tasting Australia Associated Events Program is the 28th September 2018.

If successful a $300 + GST fee will be payable by the applicant.

Associated Events are independently hosted events that form a large part of the Tasting Australia program. We encourage businesses to get involved and showcase their experiences to motivate people to travel to region or allow them to discover a new side of their favourite Adelaide venues and products. This might be a dinner, a tasting, a foraging experience or breakfast… the only limit is your imagination.

The most successful events in recent years have been experiential. Our audience wants to be immersed, get their hands dirty and learn AND eat and drink Australia’s best. We encourage you to offer guests the opportunity to get off the beaten track, experience hands-on classes around your kitchen table or give them a tasting of food or drink they can’t try on any other day. They want to be involved in something special that has never been offered before.

Each nominated event is assessed by Festival Director Simon Bryant and the event management team – acceptance into the program is not guaranteed but event organisers will endeavour to work with interested parties where possible to provide opportunities to be involved. The Festival Director assesses the applications based on three key corner stones of Tasting Australia:

  • People – chefs, winemakers, producers, participants, distillers, brewers. The people that make the food and beverage industry. Who you are and how you contribute to the food, beverage and culinary tourism market?
  • Produce – a demonstration of best practice in the use of South Australian and Australian produce
  • Place – telling the culinary tourism story of where you are from

Acceptance into the Tasting Australia program allows an Associated Event holder the right to use the Tasting Australia trademark to market their event. They will also benefit from the global marketing and communications activities for the entire festival and may receive additional support through various targeted digital, social and publicity campaigns. All ticket revenue from an Associate Event is passed on directly to the event holder, and likewise all costs associated with running the event remain the event holders responsibility.

Tasting Australia is a platform to showcase your product to a highly engaged and hungry audience – draw on the authority and industry respect the Tasting Australia brand has built over 20+ years; this is your chance to take part.

Our Partners

City of Adelaide
The Advertiser
Channel 7
Nova 919
Five AA
alliance air
KI Spirits
Unfold Rundle Mall
Singapore Airlines
Le Cordon Bleu
Hilton Adelaide
East End Cellars
Clare Valley