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Australian Distillers Association holds events for Members to attend. The highlight is the Annual conference which is held in a different city each year. 

The 2024 conference dates are 28 - 30 April 2024!

The Australian Distillers Association also holds webinars on key topics for members to participate in and we will launch our new program shortly.

Registration for all our events is essential as limited places are available.

Please select from the events listed below to register and ensure your booking.

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Upcoming events

    • 28 Apr 2024
    • (AEST)
    • 30 Apr 2024
    • (AEST)
    • Royal INternational Convention Centre, Brisbane Showgrounds. 600 Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland 4006

    2024 Australian Distillers Conference.

    2024 celebrates 20 years of the Australian Distillers Association.

    In 2004 the first formal meeting of the Association was held. The objects were:

    • to represent an advance the interest of the community of Australian distillers
    • to provide education to the general public on the distillation
    • to promote and encourage the science of the distillation
    • to promote the responsible consumption of alcohol
    • to lobby and work with established government and non-government units with similar goals and philosophies.

    When the founders first met, they did not ever imagine that 20 years later more than 500 distillers would descend on Brisbane for a two-day conference.

    This April, we will gather at the historic Brisbane Showground to hear from industry experts, thought leaders, policy makers, business leaders, operational experts, educators and influencers, and peers with the common goal of a stronger craft sprits industry.

    We have curated sessions for experiences and emerging distillers, providing fantastic learning experiences for all. There will be practical professional development, industry seminars, workshops, industry insights, and much more.

    There is more networking time and an extended Trade Show to allow you to engage more with our partners and exhibitors, and to catch up with friends – old and new.

    Take your place in history by being part of this memorable and impactful experience.

    Register today – and see you in Brisbane!

    Paul McLeay
    Chief Executive



Past events

17 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with WADG and Australian Distillers
16 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with SVA and Australian Distillers
15 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with DSA and Australian Distillers
12 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry - Online Meeting with Co-Convenors of NSW|ACT Distillers
11 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with QDA and Australian Distillers
7 Dec 2023 QDA Christmas Drinks and launch of QLD Distillery Trail
7 Dec 2023 NSW|ACT Distillers "Under Bond" gathering
22 Nov 2023 Parliamentary Inquiry - Cost & Competitiveness Town Hall Meeting
20 Nov 2023 Parliamentary Inquiry - Sustainability Town Hall Meeting
20 Nov 2023 The Annual General Meeting of the Queensland Distillers Association Inc.
16 Nov 2023 Parliamentary Inquiry - Regulatory Framework Town Hall Meeting
10 Nov 2023 Parliamentary Inquiry - Exports Town Hall Meeting
9 Nov 2023 Parliamentary Inquiry - Jobs & Skills Town Hall Meeting
28 Oct 2023 Queensland Rum Day
27 Oct 2023 Distillers South Australia Conference
5 Oct 2023 IBD SE QLD Regional Event at Milton Rum Distillery
26 Sep 2023 QDA - September Professional Development - Safety Audits
14 Sep 2023 Promoting Wellbeing and Help-Seeking Resources at Work
29 Aug 2023 Navigating mental health strategies for your workplace
24 Aug 2023 QDA - August Professional Development
7 Aug 2023 Spirits Victoria Annual Conference
26 Jun 2023 How can rapid sensory methods and chemical profiling help ensure the quality, safety, and compliance of the spirits you produce?
20 Jun 2023 SASPA Members Event - Visit to Affinity Labs
7 Jun 2023 Promoting Wellbeing and Help-Seeking Resources at Work
28 Mar 2023 Distillery Tour 5 - City - Small urban
28 Mar 2023 Distillery Tour 2 - City Fringe
28 Mar 2023 Distillery Tour 1 - Bellarine Peninsula
28 Mar 2023 Distillery Tour 4 - Mornington Peninsula
28 Mar 2023 Distillery Tour 3 - Yarra
26 Mar 2023 2023 Australian Distillers Association Conference
25 Mar 2023 The Australian Whisky Show
8 Mar 2023 International Women's Day Event 2023 | Women of Australian Distilling - Partner Event
7 Nov 2022 AGM
5 Sep 2022 Sustainability Certification - What, Why and How
17 Aug 2022 Scotch Whisky Association Presentation
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