Media Accreditation

The 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne will take place from 8 to 24 March. The MFWF team welcomes media to join us for the experience and discover stories and secrets unique to Victoria’s food and wine industry.

Applications for media accreditation are now open.

Tickets available

MFWF is now taking expressions of interest for media to cover and attend:

  • Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch
  • The House of Food and Wine
  • Global Dining Series supported by Lavazza
  • Regional World’s Longest Lunches
  • Village Feast Weekend
  • Restaurant Express supported by OpenTable
  • Crawl ‘n’ Bite supported by Victoria Harbour

How do I apply?

Register your interest here. Please note that we have limited tickets available and approval is based on publication and level of proposed coverage.

Frequently asked questions

Does media accreditation give me access to all Festival events?

Media accreditation only provides you access to specific event/s – we don’t supply an all access areas media pass for all events due to the number of events.

When will I know if I’ve been accredited?

We will endeavour to notify all media who have submitted expressions of interest in February 2019.

What is the process for accrediting international media?

We work closely with Tourism Victoria to support a limited number of media attending the Festival as part of our official Visiting Journalist Program. If you are interested in covering the Festival please get in touch and we’ll start the conversation.

How do I arrange interviews with chefs, winemakers and/or event operators involved in the Festival?

Contact the Festival’s PR consultant, Lis Davies, who can facilitate interviews.

Will I have access to official Festival imagery?

The Festival will capture a range of photography at key Festival events including Bank of Melbourne World’s Longest Lunch, The House of Food and Wine, Village Feast Weekend and a select number of industry events in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

We can provide access to this high-res photography on request. Images are usually available within 24-48 hours following the event.

A selection of high-res images for the 2019 Festival are available in the media centre.

Can I bring a photographer/videographer to Festival events?

If you are accredited to a Festival event and would like to bring a photographer on the day, please contact us so we can make appropriate arrangements with the venue / event organiser and also supply you with a photography media pass. Access can vary depending on the nature of the event.