1. Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to a female artist or musician who has made outstanding artistic contribution to the field of recording and/or live performance during her lifetime.
WINNER: TO BE ANNOUNCED
2. Educator Award
Recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and/or to empowering Indigenous female artists in remote and regional communities.
FINALISTS – Dr Anita Collins, Louise Denson, Elizabeth Sellars
3. Diversity in Music Award
Recognises individual artists or female-driven musical collaborations for their contribution to advancing a culturally diverse and inclusive music industry.
FINALISTS – Mission Songs Project, Rachel Maria Cox, Signal Creative
4. Auriel Andrew Memorial Award
Recognises a true pioneer of Aboriginal women in music.
FINALISTS – Deborah Cheetham AO, Jessie Lloyd, Shellie Morris, TIDDAS, Gina Williams
5. Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
FINALISTS – Anna Laverty, Kath Naunton, Becki Whitton
6. Live Production Award
Recognises a female working in a live production or touring environment making significant impact in her field. Includes: Tour Management, Live Sound, Lighting, Backstage and Roadcrew.
FINALISTS – Lynette Britten, Kait Hall, Robyn Jelleff
7. Music Leadership Award
Recognises a female CEO, Managing Director, Label Manager, A&R Director, Artist Manager or Publisher making significant impact in music industry leadership.
FINALISTS – Linda Bosidis, Jen Cloher, Susan Heymann
8. Songwriter Award
Recognises a female songwriter or composer who has made extraordinary impact nationally and/or internationally in the past 12 months.
FINALISTS – Sarah Blasko, Gordi (Sophie Payten), Ngaiire
9. Breakthrough Artist Award
Recognises a female artist who has had a significant breakthrough impact nationally in the past 12 months.
FINALISTS – Camp Cope, Stella Donnelly, Amy Shark
10. Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
FINALISTS – Lisa Businovski, Tashi Hall, Wendy McDougall
11. Film-maker Award
Recognises a female music videographer, clip-maker or film-maker currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
FINALISTS – Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore, Gemma Lee, Ruth Morris
12. Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
FINALISTS – Dallas Frasca, Gordi (Sophie Payten), Ngaiire
13. Creative Leadership Award
A curatorial award recognising excellence in creative programming and/or content creation from a woman working in a music festival, live performance/venue or media setting to champion female artists. Includes: Content Directors, Artistic Directors, Festival Directors, band bookers, broadcasters, writers and publicists.
FINALISTS – Zoe Hauptmann, Katie Noonan, Roz Pappalardo
14. Musical Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional musicianship from a female musician across any genre.
FINALISTS – Fem Belling, Lydia Davies, Nerida Tyson-Chew