Australia’s most prestigious music award returns in 2019 for its 15th anniversary.

View the 2019 finalists

Commencing in 2005, the Australian Music Prize has provided a mouthpiece to the best albums in Australian contemporary music. Now in its 15th year, the prize is widely recognised as the most prestigious award for Australian recording artists.

The integrity of judging and prestige of this peer-voted prize is a major difference for the Australian Music Prize, focusing on creative merit over mainstream popularity. A sister prize to the UK's coveted Mercury Prize, the Australian Music Prize is Australia's most sought after achievement within the music community, honouring the album as an art form.

View the Australian Music Prize winners & shortlists

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Since its inaugural year in 2015
the Australian Music Prize has
awarded almost half a million
dollars in prize money to
Australian artists


The prize provides artists with a financial prize of $30,000 along with the global recognition and exposure that comes with being an AMP recipient.


Since beginning in 2004, the Australian Music Prize has received coverage and praise from:

The Australian, The Guardian, triple j, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, NME, The Music, Pedestrian, Junkee, VICE, Music Feeds, Double J + more

Tame Impala

Tame Impala, Flume, Sarah Blasko, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Courtney Barnett, Paul Kelly, Kimbra & more have all been shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize in the past.