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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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Booking terms and conditions apply.
Please review our event terms and conditions.


Upcoming events

    • 4 Aug 2024
    • 5 Aug 2024

    As announced at the Australian Distillers Annual Conference, the 2024 Spirits Victoria Conference is moving to Ballarat for a two day event and some serious social networking.

    While we finalise all the details, now is the time to get the date into your diary, book your tickets and organise your accommodation.

    The basics

    Dates: Sunday 4 August to Monday 5 August 2024

    Program: Ballarat has a number of key facilities for us to tour, so a bus trip is in order for the Sunday, followed by a well organised Welcome Drinks function at one of our members’ establishment.

    Monday sees us work through a large program of speakers on a wide variety of topical subjects, then a dinner function at the historic Sovereign Hill.

    Tickets: Available now from $125.00 for members and $175 for non-members (plus booking fee). Link below

    Accommodation: We have made arrangements with a variety of local facilities for discounted accommodation bookings. Details here.

    More Information: The conference program is now released.

    REGISTER HERE


    • 7 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (AEST)
    • Kalki Moon Distillery 22 Commercial St, Svensson Heights QLD 4670
    • 16
    Register

    Introduction to Distillery Safety

    This course provides essential safety training for individuals working in an Australian distillery, covering key safety requirements and responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of adhering to safety protocols and highlights the potential consequences of non-compliance.

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Understand entry safety requirements for working in a distillery.
    • Learn about safety programs and their significance.
    • Familiarise with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.
    • Understand risk assessments.
    • Identify and mitigate key dangers in a distillery environment.
    • Introduction to working with dangerous goods.
    • Learn about working in hazardous areas.
    • Discover resources for accessing relevant legislation.
    • Knowing the risks involved in distillation.
    • How to read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    This one day, in person course is for Australian distillers or those aspiring to work in an Australian distillery. The course is available to any employee or personnel of, or anyone who wants to work in an Australian Distillery.

    Course facilitator: Adam Chapman 

    Adam is a qualified Trainer and Assessor TAE 40122 and holds a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety and is a co-writer of the ADA Safety Course with Kristina from Validus. He owns and runs his own education business called Wine and Spirit Inc where he has been training nearly 450 students in Wines or Spirits education within Australia.

    Adam is a qualified distiller for NIL DESPEANDUM Distillery at Woombye, Qld for the last 5yrs and is also a qualified winemaker for 33 years working in France and Australia. He has been educating for 12 years and distilling for 5 years with qualifications in Distilling, Winemaking, Project Management and WSET Diploma. He also has certifications in Sensory Science for spirits and is the only Certified Spirits Judge and Master Rummelier in Australia.

    Cost:

    $295 +GST - Members

    $500 +GST - Non-Members


    Event Waiver:

    The Introduction to Distillery Safety is an is un-accredited course designed to serve as a guide to empower people in the distilling industry to better seek and apply specific safety advice for their unique circumstances.
    As a condition of attending the course you hereby acknowledge that:

    • elements of the Course will be general and / or theoretical in nature, and that different factual situations, specific equipment or installations at any distillery at which I work may result in different outcomes in practice or at law in relation to matters covered by the Course content; and
    • the nature of Australia as a federation means that relevant laws may vary between the Commonwealth and the States, and between different States, and that Course materials may not reflect such differences.

    All participants agree to release ADA and any person delivering the Course from any cost, loss, damage, claim, expense or other liability whatsoever they might suffer or incur as a result of relying on the Course Materials, or otherwise arising out of or in relation to or in connection with the matters acknowledged above.

    By registering for this course you agree to the above waiver and to the Australian Distillers event terms and conditions.


    • 15 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (AEST)
    • Capricorn Distillery. 21 Ern Harley Drive Burleigh Heads Gold Coast, Qld 4220
    • 13
    Register

    Introduction to Distillery Safety

    This course provides essential safety training for individuals working in an Australian distillery, covering key safety requirements and responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of adhering to safety protocols and highlights the potential consequences of non-compliance.

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Understand entry safety requirements for working in a distillery.
    • Learn about safety programs and their significance.
    • Familiarise with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.
    • Understand risk assessments.
    • Identify and mitigate key dangers in a distillery environment.
    • Introduction to working with dangerous goods.
    • Learn about working in hazardous areas.
    • Discover resources for accessing relevant legislation.
    • Knowing the risks involved in distillation.
    • How to read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    This one day, in person course is for Australian distillers or those aspiring to work in an Australian distillery. The course is available to any employee or personnel of, or anyone who wants to work in an Australian Distillery.

    Course facilitator: Adam Chapman 

    Adam is a qualified Trainer and Assessor TAE 40122 and holds a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety and is a co-writer of the ADA Safety Course with Kristina from Validus. He owns and runs his own education business called Wine and Spirit Inc where he has been training nearly 450 students in Wines or Spirits education within Australia.

    Adam is a qualified distiller for NIL DESPEANDUM Distillery at Woombye, Qld for the last 5yrs and is also a qualified winemaker for 33 years working in France and Australia. He has been educating for 12 years and distilling for 5 years with qualifications in Distilling, Winemaking, Project Management and WSET Diploma. He also has certifications in Sensory Science for spirits and is the only Certified Spirits Judge and Master Rummelier in Australia.

    Cost:

    $295 +GST - Members

    $500 +GST - Non-Members


    Event Waiver:

    The Introduction to Distillery Safety is an is un-accredited course designed to serve as a guide to empower people in the distilling industry to better seek and apply specific safety advice for their unique circumstances.
    As a condition of attending the course you hereby acknowledge that:

    • elements of the Course will be general and / or theoretical in nature, and that different factual situations, specific equipment or installations at any distillery at which I work may result in different outcomes in practice or at law in relation to matters covered by the Course content; and
    • the nature of Australia as a federation means that relevant laws may vary between the Commonwealth and the States, and between different States, and that Course materials may not reflect such differences.

    All participants agree to release ADA and any person delivering the Course from any cost, loss, damage, claim, expense or other liability whatsoever they might suffer or incur as a result of relying on the Course Materials, or otherwise arising out of or in relation to or in connection with the matters acknowledged above.

    By registering for this course you agree to the above waiver and to the Australian Distillers event terms and conditions.


    • 12 Sep 2024
    • (NZST)
    • 13 Sep 2024
    • (NZST)
    • Rydges Hotel Auckland, 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010

    Don't miss out on this chance to be a part of Distilled Spirits Aotearoa Conference 24 and take your professional development to new heights. Register today to secure your spot and take advantage of the early bird pricing available .

    Registration Benefits:

    • Access to workshops and networking events
    • Discounted registration fees if you register prior to 14 June 2024
    • Opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network
    • Access to exclusive conference-attendee content and resources

    To register and learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website.

    If you have any questions or need assistance with registration, feel free to contact the team at DSAConference@avenues.co.nz or +64 4 473 8044.

    DSA look forward to welcoming you to Distilled Spirits Aotearoa Conference 24 and celebrating the spirit of innovation and collaboration within our industry.

    P.S. If you would like to exhibit at or sponsor the DSA Conference 24, please contact James Austin, James@avenues.co.nz

    Register NOW

    Event Date: 12 & 13 September 2024

    Location: Rydges Hotel Auckland, 59 Federal Street, Auckland 1010

    Website: www.dsaconference.co.nz


    • 16 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Killara Distillery. 32 Ogilvie Lane Richmond, Tasmania 7025
    • 16
    Register

    Introduction to Distillery Safety

    This course provides essential safety training for individuals working in an Australian distillery, covering key safety requirements and responsibilities. It emphasises the importance of adhering to safety protocols and highlights the potential consequences of non-compliance.

    Learning outcomes include:

    • Understand entry safety requirements for working in a distillery.
    • Learn about safety programs and their significance.
    • Familiarise with Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations.
    • Understand risk assessments.
    • Identify and mitigate key dangers in a distillery environment.
    • Introduction to working with dangerous goods.
    • Learn about working in hazardous areas.
    • Discover resources for accessing relevant legislation.
    • Knowing the risks involved in distillation.
    • How to read a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

    This one day, in person course is for Australian distillers or those aspiring to work in an Australian distillery. The course is available to any employee or personnel of, or anyone who wants to work in an Australian Distillery.

    Course facilitator: Adam Chapman 

    Adam is a qualified Trainer and Assessor TAE 40122 and holds a Diploma in Work, Health and Safety and is a co-writer of the ADA Safety Course with Kristina from Validus. He owns and runs his own education business called Wine and Spirit Inc where he has been training nearly 450 students in Wines or Spirits education within Australia.

    Adam is a qualified distiller for NIL DESPEANDUM Distillery at Woombye, Qld for the last 5yrs and is also a qualified winemaker for 33 years working in France and Australia. He has been educating for 12 years and distilling for 5 years with qualifications in Distilling, Winemaking, Project Management and WSET Diploma. He also has certifications in Sensory Science for spirits and is the only Certified Spirits Judge and Master Rummelier in Australia.

    Cost:

    $295 +GST - Members

    $500 +GST - Non-Members


    Event Waiver:

    The Introduction to Distillery Safety is an is un-accredited course designed to serve as a guide to empower people in the distilling industry to better seek and apply specific safety advice for their unique circumstances.
    As a condition of attending the course you hereby acknowledge that:

    • elements of the Course will be general and / or theoretical in nature, and that different factual situations, specific equipment or installations at any distillery at which I work may result in different outcomes in practice or at law in relation to matters covered by the Course content; and
    • the nature of Australia as a federation means that relevant laws may vary between the Commonwealth and the States, and between different States, and that Course materials may not reflect such differences.

    All participants agree to release ADA and any person delivering the Course from any cost, loss, damage, claim, expense or other liability whatsoever they might suffer or incur as a result of relying on the Course Materials, or otherwise arising out of or in relation to or in connection with the matters acknowledged above.

    By registering for this course you agree to the above waiver and to the Australian Distillers event terms and conditions.


Past events

18 Jul 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Morris Whisky
17 Jul 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Kilderkin Distillery
16 Jul 2024 Tourism Essentials by Destination NSW & the NSW | ACT Distillers Association
4 Jul 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Sunshine Coast
2 Jul 2024 Spirits Educator Masterclass Tasting Calibration with Nicholas King – Head of Research & Curriculum – Spirits
27 Jun 2024 London Dry Gin under the microscope - understand the tools you can utilise to craft and define unique products and provide a real point of difference in a crowded marketplace.
26 Jun 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Archie Rose
25 Jun 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Archie Rose
5 Jun 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Prohibition Liquor Co
4 Jun 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Prohibition Liquor Co
29 May 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Patient Wolf Distillery
28 May 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Starward Distillery
27 May 2024 2024 AGM
20 May 2024 NEW HR Advisor Services Launch - What You Need to Know.
28 Apr 2024 20th Anniversary Conference
17 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with WADG and Australian Distillers
17 Apr 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Mornington
16 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with SVA and Australian Distillers
16 Apr 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Geelong
15 Apr 2024 Parliamentary Inquiry Workshop - Online Meeting with DSA and Australian Distillers
15 Apr 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Melbourne
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
4 Apr 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - Ballarat
3 Apr 2024 Introduction to Distillery Safety - High Country
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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