What's New in 2024

In 2024, the Melbourne Royal Australian Food Awards welcomes a number of refinements to the program.

Introduction of Smallgoods category 
Melbourne Royal is excited to introduce the new Smallgoods category to the Melbourne Royal Australian Food Awards.  

Acknowledging current market trends and in consultation with industry experts, the category will feature six classes and will award the Champion Smallgoods trophy.

This category provides the Australian Smallgoods industry a platform to showcase their products in front of a specialised judging panel lead by industry experts. All entries in this category must be 100% produced in Australia and all natural products must be 100% Australian grown.  

Introduction of Champion Australian Small and Large Producer trophies 

This year the Awards will offer Champion Australian Small Producer, Champion Australian Large Producer, and Champion Victorian Producer trophies for each category (Dairy, Preserves, and Smallgoods). Please see the Entry Booklet for further details 

Adjustments to the scaling of Medals for Dairy Category 

To align the competition with other Dairy competitions and the Grand Dairy Awards, the point scaling for Dairy medals has been adjusted. Please see the Entry Booklet for further details. 

Trophy Presentation 

This year Melbourne Royal is pleased to announce the return of the Trophy Presentation which will be held on Thursday 3 October 2024. Please save the date – further details to be released.