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.
Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize
Up to $12,000 prize, alternates between supporting an Australian poet to visit Ireland, or an Irish poet to visit Australia.
Peter Blazey Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded annually to writers in the non-fiction fields of biography, autobiography and life writing to further a work in progress.
Kate Challis RAKA Award
This award advances the recognition of Indigenous creative artists and follows a five-year cycle with a different area of the arts supported each year – creative prose, drama, the visual arts, plays and poetry.
Dinny O’Hearn Fellowships
$5,000 approximately, for an emerging writer in any of the fields of creative writing, poetry, or scriptwriting.
Ernest Scott Prize
This prestigious prize is awarded annually to the book judged to be the most distinguished contribution to the history of Australia or New Zealand or to the history of colonisation.