2017 is going large!

logo2017 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

The Australasian Barbecue Alliance and Barbeques Galore partner again to bring Australian barbecue the 2017 Barbeques Galore Australian Barbecue Championships.

With approximately 30 ABA Sanctioned Barbecue Competitions across most States in Australia in 2017, the Barbeques Galore Championship Series is one now of the largest National barbecue competition series in the world.

In 2017 and across all ABA Sanctioned Competitions teams are competing for more than $175,000 in cash and prizes (so far), making this the most lucrative barbecue competition circuit Australia has ever seen.

The ABA is proud to partner with a well-respected and strong National brand in Barbeques Galore and looks forward to bringing both Australia and New Zealand high quality barbecue competitions again in 2017.

categories2017To be eligible to claim the title of ‘2017 Grand Champion Australian Barbecue Team’, Australian teams must compete in a minimum of 3 ABA Sanctioned Events of their choice. A cumulative points score across their best results in those competitions determine an overall Grand Champion Team for the 2017 calendar year.Screen Shot 2017-01-12 at 11.37.37 AM

A running tally in the form of a dedicated ‘Barbeques Galore Leaderboard’ (updated after each event from Round 3 onwards) will be hosted on www.ausbbq.com.au

All eligible teams will receive a ‘National Ranking’ at seasons end and 2018 will see that National Ranking play a part in multiple promotional opportunites and seedings for invitational events both within Australia and also Internationally.

In 2017 there is more than $10,000 in cash, prizes & trophies for the top ranked teams at the end of the season, courtesy of the ABA, ABA Gold Partners & ABA Supporting Partners.

Full championship rules and conditions are now available at www.ausbbq.com.au/abarules

ABA Sanctioned Competitions are being added to the Championship series throughout the year. Keep checking the upcoming events page for new events via www.ausbbq.com.au/upcoming-events

View the 2016 Number 1 Team Suck Knuckle Smokers presentation ceremony 2016 Champions Suck Knuckle Smokers




08mar(mar 8)4:00 am10(mar 10)4:00 amMeatstock Toowoomba

09marAll Day10Southern Steak Showdown & Backyard BBQ Champions

16mar(mar 16)4:00 am17(mar 17)4:00 amMeatstock Bendigo


19apr(apr 19)4:00 am21(apr 21)4:00 amMeatstock Sydney

26apr(apr 26)4:00 am27(apr 27)4:00 amBundaberg BBQ Battle

27aprAll Day28Maffco Australian BBQ Competition and FestivalMaffco Australian BBQ Competition and Festival


18may(may 18)12:00 am19(may 19)12:00 amThe Big Chill – Armidale

31may01junTownsville BBQ Battle


31may01junTownsville BBQ Battle

08jun(jun 8)8:00 am09(jun 9)8:00 amSmoke in Broke

09junAll Day10Meat Meet


12julAll Day14TBC NSW Event

12julAll Day14Up In Smoke

26jul(jul 26)5:00 am28(jul 28)5:00 amInvitational