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
Entries are now open for this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.
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
From 9 January 2017, there will be a better way to manage lending rights claims online.