‘The foundation for change’: Nominations are now open for the 2024 Australian Women in Music Awards

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‘The foundation for change’: Nominations are now open for the 2024 Australian Women in Music Awards

Words by Staff Writer

Nominations for the fifth prestigious Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) open today (23 April) with categories spanning all music genres from rock to opera and the many behind-the-scenes roles vital to the Australian music industry.

AWMA has become one of the most important events on the annual music industry calendar, recognising the vast contributions of women across the sector and shining a light on female First Nations and culturally diverse artists, artists with disability, technicians and music practitioners.

Leaders, industry matriarchs, songwriters, producers, engineers, filmmakers, photographers, music journalists and others will be recognised at this year’s Awards Ceremony and Concert in Meanjin/Brisbane on Wednesday 2 October 2024. Nominations* for 19 award categories are now open, with a strict cut-off date of 28 May 2024.

Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA)

  • Nominations open today and close 28 May
  • The ceremony will be held on Wednesday 2 October 2024

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.


The full 2024 AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Conference Program will be announced in the coming months. Founding Executive Producer and Program Director Vicki Gordon said: “The inaugural AWMA in 2018 was a watershed moment for the Australian music industry. In a long overdue and much-needed expression of solidarity and leadership, AWMA set the foundation for change, igniting collaboration and support nationally for diverse female creatives, non-binary and LGBTQI+ and GNC artists, First Nations and Multicultural female artists, students, techs, female artists living in remote and regional areas, and music practitioners across all genres of music.

“In addition to the Awards Ceremony and Concert, our annual Conference and First Nations Women’s Music Showcase amplify positive role models, helping to break down cultural barriers and negative stereotypes which have prevented women from succeeding for decades.”

The impact of AWMA is reflected in the 1,544 nominations, 190 finalists and 73 award recipients recognised since 2018 for their extraordinary contributions to music industry.

AWMA welcomes nominations from non-binary, LGBTQI+, GNC and anyone who identifies as a woman. Find out more here.