FAQs

When is ALIA and how much is it to attend?
ALIA will be held on Wednesday 23 October 2019 at The Star Event Centre in Pyrmont.
Pre-drinks commence at 6.00pm and the event commences at approximately 7.15pm.
Individual tickets can be purchased at a cost of $270 (ex.GST) or $2700 (ex. GST) per table of 10.

When do ticket sales open & close?
Ticket sales are now open and close on Friday 11 October 2019.

How can I purchase tickets?
Tickets are purchased online or by using a booking form. To find out more or to book your space, simply email [email protected].

Is there accommodation near by?

A special rate giving you 15% off the rack rate has been negotiated at Astral Tower/The Darling if you  use the Partner Rate Code (LIQUOR1019). It is valid for stays on 23 October 2019. This flexible rate allows cancellation up to 3pm (local time), day prior to guests arrival date. Does not require pre-payment.

To access the rates guests can:

  1. Call The Star Reservations Team on 1800 700 700 and quote the promo code. OR
  2. Log onto the website https://www.star.com.au/sydney/ and click ‘Book’ on the top right hand corner. Once they are on the reservations page they will enter their arrival departure dates, and need to click on the wording “Enter Special Code”.

Are sponsorship opportunities available for ALIA?
Yes, sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please click here.

Who hosts ALIA and for how long have they been around?
ALIA is hosted by online publication, TheShout, as well as Australian Hotelier, BARS&clubs and National Liquor News magazines. ALIA was first held in 1994, making this year ALIA’s 26th birthday.

When does voting open and close for ALIA?
Voting for ALIA 2019 will open in July and is scheduled to close on Friday, 9 August.

When are finalists announced?
Finalists are announced on Monday 19 August, 2019

Is there a cost to vote?
No, it is free to vote in ALIA.

How can I submit my vote for ALIA?
You can vote on the ALIA website or via the printed voting form, found in Australian HotelierBARS&clubs and National Liquor News magazines.

Can I vote for myself?
Self-nominations are not accepted and will be refused.

Are the ALIA results audited?
Yes, the ALIA results are audited by an external auditor for complete transparency.

Do I need to be a member of an association to enter ALIA?
No, however, you must be employed in the Australian liquor and hospitality industry to be eligible to vote.