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Great Australian Bites

Queensland Government

Friday, 24 January 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEST)

South Brisbane, QLD

Great Australian Bites

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Sink your teeth into something different this Australia Day!


Celebrate this Australia Day with Great Australian Bites—a showcase of the true modern day Aussie BBQ.


Enjoy a unique culinary experience with live cooking stations and a menu showcasing some of Queensland's finest produce.


Eat your heart out with hors d’œuvre on arrival before enjoying a menu showcasing cultures all over the world. There will be continuous canapés for over two hours, with menu items from six regions of the world including Asian favourite san choy bow, a twist on the traditional European duck confit, South African boerewors and Mooloolaba's own grilled prawns.


And, no true Australian BBQ would be complete without dessert.  Lick! Icecream has prepared something very special for guests.  


2013 MasterChef runner-up Lynton Tapp will take to the stage to share his passion for cooking with great Australian produce.


Brisbane pop six-piece band sensation, Sheppard, will create a mix of party atmosphere and good-time melodies, along with the unique sounds of Brother Fox and Slip-on Stereo.


The evening will also feature a presentation from special guests David Pugh, owner and head chef at Brisbane's own Restaurant Two, and Queensland food consultant Alison Alexander, as well as showcase the 2014 Australia Post Legends of Cooking.


Making Food Fun will take everyone on a cooking adventure, teaching guests a new and easy recipe for a 'BBQ with a twist'.


Guests can also take on the IKEA Build it Better challenge, which is set to be a fiercely competitive tag team allen key race.


Channel Ten personalities Georgie Lewis, of Ten Eyewitness News, and Totally Wild's Pip Russell will host the event, alongside weatherman Josh Holt with the live Channel Ten weather cross.


Tickets are $55 (plus booking fee) and are available until Wednesday 22 January.


Book 10 or more tickets in one transaction and pay no booking fees. 


Tickets include entry, canapes and live entertainment. Drinks will be available for purchase.


Great Australian Bites is an initiative of the Queensland Government and supported by Australia Post, Network Ten, B105, Triple M, 4BC, Ikea, Green Beacon, Sirromet, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, Illuminated Industries and Lick Icecream.


Australia Day activities in Queensland are delivered in partnership with the Australian Government, through the National Australia Day Council.





Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes. Your ticket is transferable.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Tickets will be distributed electronically and guests should bring their printed ticket as proof of entry.


What is the refund policy?

Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No. This is an all ages event, however if you are over 18 and purchasing alcohol at the event, you may be requested to produce your ID.


Will special dietary requirements be catered for?

Canapes will cater for a range of dietary requirements, including vegetarian, vegan, coeliac, dairy free, and nut or shellfish allergies. If you have any queries please contact us via


I know food is included in my ticket, but how much are drinks?

Beer and wine will be available for $7 each. 

Non-alcoholic drinks (water, ginger beer and lemon, lime and bitters) are avaialble for $3 each.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Cultural Forecourt at South Bank is easily accessible by public transport including bus, train, ferry and CityCat. We recommend using public transport to attend this event as  public car parking facilities will be limited.

Refer to translink on 13 12 30 or at for more information.  


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Events Coordination, Department of the Premier and Cabinet via email at or telephone 07 3003 9200.

Have questions about Great Australian Bites? Contact Queensland Government

When & Where

Cultural Forecourt, South Bank

South Brisbane, QLD 4101

Friday, 24 January 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEST)

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