Australian literature is vital to our cultural and intellectual life and communicating Australian stories. We support the work of writers and celebrate their achievements.

Prime Minister's Literary Awards

The Prime Minister's Literary Awards celebrate outstanding literary talent in Australia and the valuable contribution Australian literature and history makes to the nation's cultural and intellectual life.

Funding programs

What's new

Literature
Claims for 2017–18 lending rights payments need to be lodged by 31 March 2017.
Literature
There is now a better way to manage your lending rights claims online.
Literature
The Prime Minister and Arts Minister have announced the winners of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
Literature
Winners of the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards will be announced on Tuesday 8 November.