Sydney Showground
1 Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park


The event is sanctioned by the Australasian Barbecue Alliance

Event Timetable

Friday 19th April 2024
10am – 2pm: Bump-in 
* No camping on-site Friday night. Security will patrol the area, but no responsibility is taken. All cars offsite by 2pm Sharp.

Saturday 20th April 2024 – SCA
8am-9.30am: Bump-in (cars offsite by 9.30am SHARP)
10am: Team Briefing – Main Hall
*All team members must attend – All cars off-site!
10am-12noon – Team site Inspections
10.30am – Cooking Starts SCA
11am – Gates open to the public
12noon – Cooking Starts ABA
12-12.30pm – Hot Dog *Must use Gotzinger supplied dogs
1-1.15pm – Burger 
2-2.15pm – Wings
3-3.15pm – Bacon
4-4.30pm – Steak
5-5.15pm – Chefs Choice *Must use Street BBQ Rubs in the dish
7pm – Awards
* Only competitors are allowed on site overnight. Camper Vans and Motor Homes are welcome. All accomodation must be within your allocated site.

Sunday 21st April 2024 – ABA
10am – Gates open to the public
10am – Hand in – Chicken
11am – Hand in – Pork Ribs
12pm – Hand in – Pork
1pm – Hand in – Lamb
2pm – Hand in – Brisket
5pm – Winners announcements
6pm – Gates Close
6pm – 8pm – Bump out
* No camping onsite. Security will patrol the area, but no responsibility is taken. Saftey vests must be worn at Bump-out. No children on site.

Monday 8th May 2023
8am -10am – Teams Bump out – Saftey vests must be worn at Bump-out. No children on site.

Cost of Entry

$375 – Max 4 people for entry into all ABA categories.
Includes 4 x 3-day tickets to Meatstock. Site size is 10x10m –  Includes power. 

$175 – Entry for all SCA categories
All SCA entries must cook out of an existing ABA Site unless agreed with the promoter.

Refunds are not available less than 60 days from the event.

Cash AND Prizes

Heat Beads Australian Barbecue Wars
Grand Champion – $3,000 Cash + Prizes + Trophy
Reserve GC – $1,000 Cash + Prizes + Trophy
All CategoriesWinner  – $500 Cash + Trophy
2nd – $250 + Trophy – 3rd $100 + Trophy
Total Cash and Prize Pool – Over $10,000

Street BBQ King of the Grill
Hot Dog – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Burger – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Wings – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Bacon – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Steak – 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $200 + Trophies 
Chefs Choice – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies

Total Cash and Prize Pool SCA – Over $6,000


• STEAK *Steaks will be supplied at the Team Briefings each day
• HOT DOG *Must use Gotzinger supplied dogs
• CHEFS CHOICE *Must use Street BBQ Rubs.
SCA RULES www.steakcookoffs.com/SCA-Rules

• PORK 2
Definitions at www.ausbbq.com.au/abarules/


• Team sites are roughly 6x6m. Larger spaces on request.
• Camper Vans and Motor Homes are welcome. All accomodation must be within your allocated site.
 Each entry receives 4 x 3-day tickets to Meatstock.
 Teams must have safety vests and closed toe shoes on during bump in/out. No children during these times.
 No teams are allowed to sell food or product at their cooking area.
 All associated electrical equipment must have a current test tag.
 Team sponsor advertising is allowed provided not deemed excessive by the event co-ordinator. All banners to be within your allocated space, not including the fence. No signs above 2.4m.
 During opening hours the event is a licensed venue. No outside Alcohol is allowed during these hours.
 A wash-up station and ash bin will be provided. A shower is not available at this event as part of your entry.

Terms of Entry

By entering the Contest, each entrant forever and irrevocably releases and holds harmless the event organisers, its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates, and their respective agents, advertising and promotion agencies, Contest partners and prize suppliers, and all of their respective employees, officers, directors, shareholders, affiliates, and agents from and against all claims, damages, or liabilities arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from (a) entrant’s participation in the Contest, or Contest related activities or events, (b) entrant’s Submission, (c) entrant’s representations and agreements in these Official Rules, and (d) entrant’s award, receipt, or use of any prize awarded in the Contest. The event organisers and the ABA reserve the right, at their own sole discretion, to terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest at any time.

Terms of Entry

For full Rules, Terms and Food safety guidelines please visit www.ausbbq.com.au/abarules/