Our Mission

• To promote “low and slow” style barbecue in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere.

• To create, define and implement a set of competition rules and categories that embrace the cultural traditions and ingredients of Australia, while still respecting and acknowledging the rich heritage of American barbecue culture.

• To ensure the rules and formats of ABA sanctioned competitions encourage participation and community growth, while in keeping with the ‘low and slow’ philosophy.

• To provide support to selected national barbecue related events wherever possible.

• To create and continuously improve an ABA judging standard and method and also provide training for judges attending ABA sanctioned events.

• Have at least one senior representative of the ABA at each sanctioned event to oversee the format and ensure a fair and consistent competition and judging process.