Frequently asked questions

All of the answers to all of the questions you have about The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition. If you have more questions please contact the Aussie Pie Council.

The official entry form will be published when entries are open. Entries without this form completed will not be accepted.

Any registered business that makes sausage rolls or pies can enter the Competition. For example bakers, restaurants, bakeries, pastrycooks, butchers, chefs, cafes, and hot bread shops.

The Aussie Pie Council and our sponsors provide a vast range of fantastic prizes, including cash, equipment, and ingredients, that differ from year to year. Click here to read up on the latest prizes.

Entry is $65 (+GST) per category. This means if you enter three different categories the cost is $195 plus GST and the courier fee OR $195 (+GST) if you choose to deliver by hand. A quote for the courier fee will be emailed to you after your entries have been registered.

Note: If you are a NEW entrant, you will receive every 3rd entry for free.

A base that is 2-3 mm thick with a nice even cooked-through bake. Good lamination on the lid with natural colour. Filling that doesn’t run, is stable and has good sensory appeal (taste, smell, texture, and aftertaste). For more information about this please check out this blog post by 2017 Chief Judge Mike French.

The previous winners of the Competition can be found here on the results page of our website.

More information about the sponsors of the Competition can be found on our sponsorship page.

No. A lot of our Judges offer their expertise year after year, once they decide they no longer want to judge for the competition they are required to wait two years before they can enter.

The judging panel consists of industry representatives, bakers, and pastry cooks with extensive experience in the industry.

You can choose to hand deliver or courier your pies and sausage rolls when you register your entry. Final instructions and details about your chosen form of delivery will be emailed to you once your registration is complete.

Each establishment is allowed to submit three (3) entries in the plain pie category, one (1) recipe in the plain sausage roll category, and unlimited entries in the Gourmet Pie and Sausage Roll categories. Click here to view details about each category.

The competition is hosted at Fine Food Australia which is an industry trade show held yearly in September. The location for the show alternates between Melbourne and Sydney each year. More information about attending Find Food Australia can be found on their website.