Voting is now open for the 2016 Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA) and this is your opportunity to recognise the best venues and teams in the liquor and hospitality industry.

Once again this year’s night of nights for Australia’s liquor industry, which is co-hosted by IRI and the National Independent Liquor Wholesalers Association (NILWA), will be held at the Randwick Racecourse, where a total of 53 awards will be presented.

It is so important that the bar industry nominate their peers to get them the recognition they deserve, like the 2015 winner of Bartender of the Year, Paige Aubort (pictured).

Voting is open to all those involved in Australia’s liquor and hospitality industry, although votes for your own products, companies or venues will not be counted. To vote simply head to the Australian Liquor Industry Awards website.

All members of the Australian liquor industry are encouraged to vote for one or more awards in the off-premise and on-premise awards categories.

If you would like to come to this year’s big event, you can purchase ALIA tickets here.

The voting is now open for over a month, closing on Friday 12 August 2016 and the finalists will then be announced on Tuesday 23 August. These finalists are then sent to a judging panel of industry experts before the final auditing process confirms the winners of all award categories. The judging process and all the winners are audited by an external auditor. An overview of the judging process is available here.

Start voting now online or using one of the 33,000 printed voting forms distributed within the July and August editions of Australian Hotelier, National Liquor News and b&c magazines.

Limited sponsorship opportunities are still available. Contact Shane T Williams for more information on (02) 8586 6205 or email

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