The Tasmanian BBQ Society was formed to promote all things BBQ in Tasmania. Being a not for profit organisation means every penny the TBBQS earns goes back in to Tasmanian BBQ. 

As a formal sanctioning body the TBBQS oversees and implements operational procedures for BBQ competitions in Tasmania.

We are keen to work with BBQ retailers, Butchers, Producers, Craft Brewers and Musicians to bring together great Tasmanian products and provide a portal for BBQ enthusiasts to connect  with the greater BBQ community

If you’re interested in finding out more information hit the button below.


Become a member

TBBQS members receive great offers from supporting partners.

TBBQS membership is charged annually at $25. All memberships renew in April. Any new members that sign up from Jan – Mar will receive 3 months free meaning initial membership will be up to 15 months depending on when you sign up.

​Hit the button below to see the great offers available to our Tasmanian BBQ Society members. Check back often as we are adding more great offers every week.

BBQ Competitions

Junior Series


In 2018 the Tasmanian BBQ Society will be holding a series of Junior competitions to make TBBQS events more family friendly and to give the kids a go!

The goal of the Junior series is to educate and hand down knowledge to the next generation of Pit Masters. We intend to do this by simplifying the process of assisting both parents and children in getting involved in competition BBQ by offering free entry and supplying ingredients.

All entrants must be aged 16 or under.

Intermediate Series


Are you Tasmania’s King of the Kettle?

The King of the Kettle series has been devised to give all levels of BBq’ers a go. Cook’s will be tasked to BBQ Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork Ribs and Desert on a charcoal or wood fired kettle and submit them for judging throughout the course of the day.

To keep the competitors on their toes each competition will include a mystery ingredient. The ingredient will be different for each of the competitions in the 2018 series.

We’ve also made a few changes to the 2018 series which will ensure an extremely competitive cook off.

King of the Kettle Series 2018


The 2018 series has been especially developed to test teams skill sets. We’ve taken on board feed back and tweaked the process so that teams of all levels can compete, improve and more importantly win.

2018 Series Changes Include:
Addition of Beef and Dessert categories.
Mystery Ingredients in each competition.
Protein cut restrictions.
Increased feed back from Judges.

Prizes and prize money at each KOTK competition will be as follows:

1st Prize $250, JG BBQ Offset plate and trophy.
2nd Prize $150 and trophy.
3rd Prize $100 and trophy.

Optional Dessert Category – does not count toward overall winner.
1st Prize $50 and plaque
2nd Prize Gift and plaque
3rd Prize Gift and Plaque

Throughout the 2018 Series the TBBQS intends to hold 6 King of the Kettle Competitions across Tasmania. Teams are eligible to enter the running for the Grand Championship by registering 3 scores minimum at any King of The Kettle competition. Teams who enter more than four competitions will have their top 3 scores recorded (lowest dropped). 

2018 Annual King of the Kettle Grand Champion will receive a years supply of Clean Heat Charcoal (approximately 450kg) $750 cash, a JG BBQ Brisket Flip and Trophy.

The 2018 King of the Kettle Reserve Grand Champion will receive $250 cash, BBQ Gift Pack and Trophy.

2018 King of the Kettle Top Teams

Supporting Partners

Maka’s Leather Goods

I’m a Hobart (TASMANIA) business dedicated to bringing premium Quality Australian made leather tool belts and leather knife rolls, second to none, into the hands of tradesmen and chefs where ever they maybe and what ever the trade your in. And all for a fair price. We know you will see and feel the difference with MAKA tool belts, or knife rolls.

* 10% off all Leather knife rolls, aprons and tool belts.

Rub HQ

We are an online store stocking Angus & Oink products from the UK as well as some of the best Aussie rubs, sauces & accessories on the market.

*10% discount off all items for TBBQS members (excludes promotional items).

Smoked & Cured

Smoked & Cured is an online store that caters to people who want to buy unique food related items that primarily are for making and smoking your own meats, including cured meats and Salami, Charcuterie and other small goods, and also American BBQ. We also have a large range of unique items that cannot be found in retail outlets. We have the highest quality and largest range of Smoking Woods in Australia.

* 10% off all online products.

Tamar Artisan Small Goods

Tamar Artisan Smallgoods produce handmade, small run, delicatessen products and supplies from local and seasonal produce, using traditional methods.

*10% off all small goods and hot food for all TBBQS members.

Lean To Kitchen Hobart

Award winning sauce, mustard and relish makers who also stock a great range of BBQ products including rubs, sauces and Clean heat Charcoal. They are adding to their BBQ arsenal rapidly so get down to Derwent park and check them out.

10% Discount to all TBBQS members.

Best Edge Mobile Sharpening

Onsite sharpening of knives, scissors, hole saws, tools, TC saw blades and much more. Also stocking F-Dick, Tojiro & Sharp brand knives.

10% off all knife sharpening and knife sales on presentation of TBBQS member card.

The Fisherman’s Shed

When you want to catch the best fish, you need the best kit and the Fisherman’s shed has exactly that! From catching to cooking they have everything you need to get that catch on your plate and tasting great. TBBQS members will receive a 10% discount off an item in store. 

Inkbird Thermometers

Inkbird  Food Thermometers let you  become the BBQ master, never undercook or overcook your meal and keep your pit temps under control. 

20% off using coupon code.

BBQ Spits & Rotisseries

For all things BBQ!

5% off all full priced items.


At JG BBQ we offer various steel items to help improve your barbecue experience such as the range of Offset Plates to suit your Weber and diffuser plates for Fornetto’s of all sizes.

Stars & Stripes

Stocking American BBQ related sauces, marinades, rubs, salts and Beef jerky.

10% off to all TBBQS members.

Manhorne BBQ Smokers

All TBBQS members will receive a 5% discount, a free burger smasher and a free t-shirt, with the purchase any Manhorne smoker. These pits are arguably the best in Australia and have won more BBQ comps than any other pit manufacturer. Having been to the workshop and seen several of these pieces of artwork first hand, I can honestly say that the level of detail is beyond belief! 

Vermey’s Quality Meats 

Vermey’s Quality Meats are committed to supplying Hobart, quality Tasmanian meat that is free range and has no added hormones, steroids or growth promotants. We also stock a variety of hard to come by products, game and high quality mainland specialty products.