The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition is Open for Registration

The 33rd Official Great Aussie Pie Competition is open for registration

The Aussie Pie Council invites bakers, pastry cooks, apprentices, and baking businesses to enter their pies and sausage rolls in the baking industries longest running and official pie competition before August 21. This year the competition judging will take place at Fine Food Australia in Melbourne from 5-8 September. Entries are expected to reach record numbers in all sausage roll and pie categories of the competition, click here to register your entry.

This year will see the usual titles claimed by Australia’s greatest pies and sausage rolls that meet and go beyond the high standards held by our panel of professional judges. A new Pork Pie sub-category has been added to the gourmet pie major title, which is sponsored by Pork Australia. Apprentices entering the apprentice category this year will also be required to submit a pork pie. Below is a list of this year’s categories more information can be found here.

  • Official Plain Meat Pie Category (Mince, Chunky, or Combo)
  • Official Plain Sausage Roll Category

  • Official Gourmet Sausage Roll Category

  • Official Gourmet Pie Category

  • Apprentice Category

  • The Tom Lindsay Pepper Steak Pie Award

  • The John Ross Innovation Award

  • Official Gourmet Pie Category
    • Red Meat
    • Chicken
    • Game
    • Pork
    • Vegetarian/Vegan
    • Seafood
    • Gluten Free
    • Apple
    • Brekky
    • Slow Cooked/ Smoked BBQ
    • Potato Top / Shepard’s Pie

The Aussie Pie Council is appreciative of all event sponsors including EOI, Fine Food Australia, Heinz, Unox, Dunbrae Bakery Solutions, Lipton, and Earthens for their ongoing support of the competition. We encourage you to reach out to these businesses as they have some great information about pies and sausage rolls, visit the sponsorship page on our website for more information. 

Prizes for this year’s competition include cash, equipment, and ingredients along with several other marketing benefits. The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition prizes change each year depending on the sponsors, the following list is an example of what is up for grabs in 2022.

  • More than $4,000 worth of cash prizes
  • $2,000 worth of EOI product
  • Two Unox ovens
  • A Complete Display Equipment sausage roll/pie warmer
  • $2,500 worth of Simple Simon Pie Pallets 
  • NBIA membership subscriptions
  • Heinz Ketchup
  • Various product discounts

“We’re excited to share that as a major title winner you will receive over 20K worth of prizes for your business. Even winning gold, silver, or bronze offers significant benefits, such as increased sales and promotional opportunities.” – Dani Lindsay.

The Official Great Aussie Pie Competition was established in 1989 and has been held yearly since, with the aim of raising the quality standards of pies and sausage rolls throughout Australia. It is facilitated by the Aussie Pie Council, which is a consortium of industry-leading businesses; Complete Display Equipment, Simple Simon (Lindsay PieMaking Equipment), and the National Baking Industry Association (NBIA).