We are coming out of COVID at warp speed with magazines, events and competitions and like all of you, are wanting to make some serious plans and set some dates for your most loved events!

With that in mind, through ongoing research and talking to various government bodies we are very pleased to announce some very important information and new dates in regard to our awards and competitions, which form an integral part of the hair, beauty and barber Industries.


THE NEW DATE FOR THE 2020 GALA EVENT IS SUNDAY 4th October 2020. 7.30pm till late at The Star, Sydney. This is the final night of BEAUTY EXPO AUSTRALIA held at the ICC.

With Beauty Expo moving to this date and taking on board all advice with regard to restrictions being lifted, we have decided to follow suit and postpone the ABIA’s to this date.

With this in mind we have all new important dates for entrants, judges, sponsors and guests and the good news is this will give entrants another 4 weeks to finalise their entries!

NEW ENTRY DEADLINE: 22nd June 2020

JUDGING PERIOD: 25th June – 30th July 2020


GALA AWARDS NIGHT: 4th October 2020

At this stage our usual dates will recommence in 2021

We have taken all of these decisions very seriously, investigated all options and have looked at how we can best deliver our events where all those involved including entrants, sponsors, judges and supporters all have the best results and outcomes possible both in 2020 and moving forward into the future.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you all at a time when we will most certainly be needing it and we look forward to seeing you all again soon, coming out of COVID with a huge bang!

Best regards to you all, in safety, in health and in celebration.

Linda Woodhead

Publisher and owner, mocha Publishing