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Music Victoria Awards Confirmed For November As Submissions Open

1 July 2022 | 9:20 am | Dan Cribb

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Celebrating some of the best local music around, the Music Victoria Awards will return this November to shine a spotlight on the achievements of the past 12 months.

Confirmation of the beloved event's return arrives as submissions open, with state music body Music Victoria inviting music fans and the industry to have their say and help shape this year’s nominees.

“2022 is the time for celebration of artists and embracing the return of the Victorian music culture we all know and love,” Music Victoria CEO Simone Schinkel said. 

“This year has been about reclaiming live music and discovering your new favourite artist. The Music Victoria Awards are the chance for the public and industry to share the best local music they’ve discovered this year and give the recognition that those artists deserve.”

Much-loved Victorian music champion Molly Meldrum added: “There’s amazing talent out there as Music Victoria knows. It’s so important for them to be acknowledged and the Music Victoria Awards give them that.”

This year, the award for ‘Best Festival’ will be split into ‘Best Metro Festival’ and ‘Best Regional Festival’, while new category for ‘Best DJ’ is also introduced. 

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Submissions for the 2022 Music Victoria Awards are now open until midnight on Sunday 31 July, so be sure to head to the Music Victoria website to sign up, become a member (if you aren’t already) and make your submission today.

Additionally, music fans are invited to head to Music Victoria’s social platforms (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter) to tag the artists, venues and creatives they’d like to see nominated.

Click here for all the details.



Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent

Arts Access Victoria Amplify Award

Best Intercultural Act

Best Blues Work

Best Country Work

Best Electronic Work

Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Work

Best Folk Work

Best Heavy Work

Best Hip Hop Work

Best Jazz Work

Best Pop Work

Best Reggae and Dancehall Work

Best Rock/Punk Work

Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B or Gospel Work

Best Producer

Best Musician


Best Album

Best Song

Best Group

Best DJ (NEW)

Best Solo Artist

Best Metro Festival (NEW)

Best Regional Festival (NEW)

Best Large Venue (Metro)

Best Small Venue (Metro)

Best Regional Act

Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Established)

Best Regional Venue/Presenter (Emerging)