The Australian Centre administers a series of prizes for outstanding endeavour in the visual arts, creative writing and biographical studies. The awards are presented on an annual or biennial basis.
$5,000 approximately, for an emerging writer in any of the fields of creative writing, poetry, or scriptwriting. Not offered in 2019.
$20,000 approximately (annual), for Aboriginal writers and artists, presented in a five-year cycle of creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry. Offered in 2019. Applications for 2019 are now closed.
$15,000 approximately (annual), for a work in progress in the non-fiction fields of life-writing, biography or autobiography. Offered in 2019. Applications close 17 June 2019.
$12,000 approximately (biennial) prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia. Offered in 2019. Applications close 8 July 2019.
You can read the announcement of the prizes' past winers and download the judges reports for the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Peter Blazey Fellowship, Kate Challis RAKA Award and the Dinny O'Hearn Fellowships.