Submissions Are Now Open For The 2024 Music Victoria Awards

1 July 2024 | 9:00 am | Mary Varvaris

Artists, venues, and festivals can submit themselves for consideration for this year’s awards from today until Friday, 19 July.

Music Victoria Awards 2024

Music Victoria Awards 2024 (Source: Supplied)

The 2024 Music Victoria Awards return to The Edge at Federation Square on Thursday, 24 October, and the event will be livestreamed via the Music Victoria website. In exciting news, entries are now open for submission to the 2024 Music Victoria Awards.

Artists, venues, and festivals can submit themselves for consideration for this year’s awards from today until Friday, 19 July. You can go here to find out how to submit your entry and check out all the award nomination categories below.

In addition to awards celebrating the best music made by Victorian artists in different genres throughout the year, as well as venue, festival, and community awards, the Music Victoria Awards will once again induct creatives into the Hall of Fame.

It’s not just musicians who can be inducted, with the category wide open for broadcasters, producers, journalists, music managers, record labels, and more. As long as you’ve been in the Victorian music industry for over 25 years and contributed significantly to its music scene, you will likely be eligible for a nomination.

Nominations for the 2024 Music Victoria Hall of Fame are now open – you can find more information here.

Previous Hall of Fame inductees include Archie RoachKylie MinogueOlivia Newton-John, Michael GudinskiHelen Marcou AM, and Ian Quincy McLean AM. Last year, Kutcha Edwards and Kirsty Rivers were welcomed as honourable inductees into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame.

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Music Victoria’s CEO Simone Schinkel said of this year’s awards in a statement: “Music Victoria acknowledges the rich contributions made by individuals from a variety of backgrounds to the Victorian contemporary music scene.

“The Music Victoria Awards aim to honour this diversity and strongly encourage entries from First Peoples, those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Deaf and Disabled individuals, and members of the LGBTIQA+ community.

“2024 will be the second year in which entrants do not need to be Music Victoria members, meaning everyone in the Victorian music industry can put themselves and the artists and venues they represent in consideration for nomination.

“As the landscape around us evolves, it’s a vital time to celebrate those changing our scene for the better as they pivot and reimagine their work.”


GENRE AWARDS – Industry Voted

Best Blues Work
Best Country Work
Best Folk Work
Best Experimental or Avant-garde Work
Best Electronic Work
Best Heavy Work
Best Hip Hop Work
Best Jazz Work
Best Pop Work
Best Reggae or Dancehall Work
Best Rock or Punk Work
Best Soul, Funk, RnB or Gospel Work


Best Metro Venue (Large)
Best Metro Venue (Small)
Best Regional Venue (under 50 gigs)
Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs)
Best Metro Festival
Best Regional Festival

BEST OF THE BEST – Public Voted

Best Song or Track
Best Album
Best Solo Artist
Best DJ
Best Group
Best Regional Act

BEST OF THE BEST – Industry Voted

Best Producer
Best Musician

COMMUNITY AWARDS - Community Voted/Selected

Singing Our Futures Acknowledgement for Emerging First Nations Talent
Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award for a Deaf and/or Disabled Musician
Diaspora Award for a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Musician