Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards
Your definitive guide to Australia’s best writing.
The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards were inaugurated by the Victorian Government in 1985 to honour literary achievement by Australian writers. The awards are administered by the Wheeler Centre on behalf of the Premier of Victoria.
The winners of the main suite of awards – the prizes for Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Award for Indigenous Writing, Writing for Young Adults and Children’s Literature – each receive $25,000. The winner of the Award for an Unpublished Manuscript receives $15,000.
The winners of the six main suite categories go on to contest the overall Victorian Prize for Literature, worth an additional $100,000. This is the single most valuable literary award in the country.
Entries for 2024 Awards are now closed
Shortlist announcement: December 2023
Winner announcement: Thursday 1 February 2024
Information and enquiries
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