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 2020.
$20,000 approx. (annual), for Aboriginal writers and artists, presented in a five-year cycle of creative prose, drama, the visual arts, scriptwriting and poetry. Next offered in 2021.
$15,000 approx. (annual), for a work in progress in the non-fiction fields of life-writing, biography or autobiography. Next offered in 2021.
$12,000 approximately (biennial) prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia. Offered in 2019. Not offered in 2020.
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.