Food-truck hub Welcome to Thornbury will host Mr Burger; 1090 Burgers; Beatbox Kitchen; Royal Stacks; YOMG Burgers; and BL Burgers from Sydney for the 2017 instalment of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Burger Invitational.

To make its second year even more enticing the event (at which some of Australia’s best patty flippers duke it out for glory) has announced a grand prize for one lucky punter.

Vote for your favourite on the night and go into the draw to win a free burger every week for the next 12 months. If you vote for the lone Sydney competitor, BL Burgers, it will fly you (return) to Sydney for a multi-burger tasting session at one of its Sydney locations.

General-admission tickets include entry to the event and a burger of your choosing.

The Melbourne Burger Invitational is taking place from 5pm on Thursday April 6 at Welcome to Thornbury in Northcote. Buy tickets here.