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Friday 15th March 2024 / Rydges South Bank / Brisbane

Gala Dinner & Awards Presentation

QSMA is proud to announce the return of the Queensland Seafood Industry Awards.

The 2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Awards will be presented on Friday, 15th March 2024 at the Rydges South Bank in Brisbane during a Gala Dinner and celebrations.


The Queensland Seafood Industry Awards showcase the Queensland seafood industry; its value to the national economy, its professionalism, and its commitment to supplying some of the finest seafood in the world to local, national and international markets.

It does this through recognising and celebrating the positive contributions of individuals, partnerships, businesses and organisations towards a sustainable and profitable Australian seafood industry. As is the case in previous years, State Award winners will go on to the National Seafood Awards presented at  Seafood Directions Conference held from 10-12 September 2024 in Hobart, Tasmania.


We are all set. The judges have made their decisions. Tickets are sold out.

Venue: Top Floor, Rydges South Bank Brisbane
Pre-dinner Drinks: 6.30pm
Gala Dinner & Presentations:
Dress Code:
Ticket: $199.00



The Gala Dinner will not only reveal the 2024 Queensland Seafood Industry Award winners but also provide Gala Dinner guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with Queensland’s celebrity chef and seafood enthusiast Chef Mel Alafaci also known as “Chef Mel – The Happy Chef”.

In addition to the awards presentation, dinner guests will be treated to an “dinner talk show” where Chef Mel Alafaci will join the evening’s MC to discuss “all things cooking and seafood”.

With a smile that can light up a room, Chef Mel Alafaci has become a globally recognised chef and personality. Her recent success in the USA means she’s Australia’s hottest rising culinary personality.

She is the proud founder of the very popular Vanilla Zulu Cooking School in Brisbane. With an entirely new and fresh approach to cooking and a culinary lingo all of her own, she makes cooking fabulous fun.

In this quick one-minute chat with Chef Mel, you’ll discover the source of her creativity and what she loves to share. Hear about her growing up on a remote property in Zimbabwe South Africa and how that influenced who she is today.


Why not overnight in Brisbane and stay at the Gala Dinner venue? Rydges South Bank offers sophisticated Brisbane accommodation with thoughtful amenities and Free WiFi in the city’s arts and entertainment precinct. Attendees can take advantage of a special 20% discount on best flexible rate offer.

Please note rooms are not being held for event guests and rates are subject to availability at the time of booking and discount may not be used in conjunction with any other offer. A 24 hour cancellation policy applies to all reservations. Any bookings cancelled after 14:00 the day prior will incur a charge equivalent to one night’s accommodation.

For bookings call Reservations on (07) 3364 0800 (please let Reservations know the event name and date) or use this special hotel online bookings link – discount is not available through the hotel’s public online booking.

Rydges South Bank Brisbane
9 Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia


We would like to take this opportunity and thank all our sponsors for their generous support.

  • Raptis Seafood
  • QLD Government - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Debbie's Seafood
  • The Fish Girl
  • FRDC - Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Seafarms
  • Aussie Seafood House
  • Australian Prawn Farmers Association
  • Kailis Lobster
  • Australian Food Super
  • Rocky Point Aquaculture