Toowoomba Showgrounds


The event is sanctioned by the Australasian Barbecue Alliance

Event Timetable

Thursday 7th March 2024
10am – 5pm: Bump-in 
* Camping is allowed on site for Thursday evening, but please note the area is under construction and safety vests must be worn until gates open.

Friday 8th March 2024  – SCA / Steak Wars
7am – 9am: Bump-in 
10am: SCA Team Briefing – Main Hall
10am: SCA Steak Selection 
2pm – 2.15pm: Hot Dogs *Must use Gotzinger supplied dogs
3pm – 3.30pm: Steak 1
4pm – 4.15pm: Wings
5pm – 5.30pm: Steak 2

Saturday 9th March 2024 – SCA – SCA / Steak Wars
7am-9am: Bump in/out
10am: ABA Team Briefing – Main Hall
10am: SCA Steak Selection
12pm: Gates open to the public
1pm – 1.15pm: Chefs Choice
2pm – 2.30pm: Steak 3
3pm – 3.15pm: Bacon
4pm – 4.30pm: Steak 4
7pm – Awards – SCA – Steak Wars
* Only competitors are allowed on site overnight.

Sunday 10th March 2024 – ABA
7am-9am: Bump in/out
10am – Gates open to the public
11am – Hand in – Chicken
12pm – Hand in – Pork Ribs
1pm – Hand in – Pork
2pm – Hand in – Lamb
3pm – Hand in – Brisket
6pm – Winners announcements
8pm – 9pm – Teams Bump out

Monday 11th March
8am – 10am – Teams Bump out

Cost of Entry

$375 for entry into all ABA categories.
Includes 4 x 3-day tickets, Power and Camping on-site from Thursday to Monday – Site size is 8x8m – Any additional family members, or camping requirements must be purchased separately though the website.

$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. 


Heat Beads Australian Barbecue Wars
Grand Champion – $3,000 + Prizes + Trophy
Reserve GC – $1,000 Cash + Prizes + Trophy
All Categories – Winner  – $750 Cash + Trophy
2nd – $450+ Trophy – 3rd $200 + Trophy 
Total Cash and Prize Pool – Over $10,000

Heat Beads Steak Wars
Hot Dog – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Chefs Choice – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Wings – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Bacon – 1st $500, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 + Trophies
Steak x 4  – 1st $1,000, 2nd $500, 3rd $200 + Trophies 
Total Cash and Prize Pool – Over $6,000


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

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


• Team sites are roughly 8x8m.
• Camper Vans and Motor Homes are welcome. All accomodation must be within your allocated site.
 Each entry receives 4 x Meatstock 3-day-tickets.
• Limited vehicle movements during the event days. Parking will be made available for those wishing to leave the venue after hours.
 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. Showers and toilets will be available in the camping areas of the Festival.

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/