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.
WINNERS: Patricia Amphlett, Renée Geyer & Margret RoadKnight
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.
WINNER – Dr Anita Collins
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.
WINNER – Mission Songs Project
4. Auriel Andrew Memorial Award
Recognises a true pioneer of Aboriginal women in music.
WINNER – Deborah Cheetham AO
5. Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
WINNER – Anna Laverty
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.
WINNER – 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.
WINNER – Jen Cloher
8. Songwriter Award
Recognises a female songwriter or composer who has made extraordinary impact nationally and/or internationally in the past 12 months.
WINNER – Gordi (Sophie Payten)
9. Breakthrough Artist Award
Recognises a female artist who has had a significant breakthrough impact nationally in the past 12 months.
WINNERS – Camp Cope & Amy Shark
10. Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
WINNER – 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.
WINNER – Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore
12. Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
WINNER – 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.
WINNER – Zoe Hauptmann
14. Musical Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional musicianship from a female musician across any genre.
WINNERS – Lydia Davies & Nerida Tyson-Chew