Conference & Showcase Program – 17 May
Award Ceremony, Concert and Party – 18 May

“AWMA provides unprecedented opportunities for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander sisters. This is a change maker”

_ Christine Anu

An inclusive event

AWMA acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of our First Nations and culturally diverse women.

“Surely in the world of music - a space of profound communication nurturing and healing - the woman should be given the honour she deserves“

_ Katie Noonan

“Alongside the leadership of AWMA, we have an unprecedented opportunity to improve the culture and pave the way for many more women to be recognised across the sector.”

_ Tina Arena

It’s time

NOW is the time to stand united for positive change in the Australian Music industry.

“There is still a degree of reluctance to acknowledge the enormous breadth of genres that Australian woman have occupied.”

_ Deborah Conway

“The next positive step in creating a more equal playing field for all. What a momentous platform to shine a light on the amazing women in our industry”

_ Izzi Manfredi


Turning the spotlight to women in music

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have joined forces to support the Australian Women in Music Awards.

AWMA is turning the spotlight on women; recognising First Nations and multicultural performers and music practitioners, focusing on excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, leadership, cross-cultural development, songwriting, music journalism, music photography, film making, classical music, humanitarian work and more.

"Women songwriters have dominated Australian music for a long time. As the world recognises this, slowly, Australia must too."

_ Jen Cloher

“I welcome this initiative to recognise and celebrate all the incredible contributions to music by Australian women”

_ Tina Arena

” I know that there are vast numbers of men who support women and huge numbers of women who want more so together let’s create the mother of all paradigm shifts.

_ Jenny Morris

Change the Game

Let’s create the mother of all paradigm shifts

Latest News




Kate Ceberano, Dami Im, Katie Noonan and Deborah Cheetham AO are among the stellar list of finalists in the Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) announced today.
Founding Executive Director and Executive Producer Vicki Gordon has also confirmed a change of date for the two-day event which will now be held in Brisbane on 17 and 18 May 2022.