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NSW Premier's Literary Awards


Total prize money up to $305,000. 

Entries for the 2018 awards have closed.

Ashurst Business Literature Prize


Total Prize money $30,000.

Entries for the 2017 Prize have closed.

NSW Premier's History Awards


Total prize money $75,000

Winners were announced on 1 September.

Awards in association with the State Library of NSW

Miles Franklin Award

Annual award of $60,000

Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards

Annual award of $30,000.

Dobbie Literary Award

Annual award of $5,000