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. They are:
Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
Not offered in 2018
$12,000 approximately (biennial) prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia.
Peter Blazey Fellowship
$15,000 approximately (annual), for a work in progress in the non-fiction fields of life-writing, biography or autobiography.
Kate Challis RAKA Award
Application now open, closing 30 September 2018
$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.
Dinny O'Hearn Fellowships
$5,000 approximately, for an emerging writer in any of the fields of creative writing, poetry, or scriptwriting.