Melbourne hosts ABIA 2024 with nominations now open

Get ready to celebrate another year of exceptional talent and creativity in publishing at the Australian Book Industry Awards 2024! 

We are excited to announce that the Awards will be held in Melbourne, at Zinc Fed Square on Thursday 9 May 2024. 

Save the date for a star-studded night, celebrating the significant achievements of the teams and individuals who get books into the hands of Australian readers. 

About the Australian Book Industry Awards

The Book Awards celebrate the best Australian books and audiobooks from the 2023 calendar year, with awards covering a diverse range of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books and more.

The Business Awards offer further recognition for the top publishing companies and bookstores in the country, alongside the exceptional commissioning editors, publishers, and marketing campaigns that brought books to readers.


Nominations for the Australian Book Industry Awards open on Wednesday 6 December 2023. 

You can visit the ABIA website to learn more about the Awards, eligibility criteria for each category, and to start nominating.

To make submitting your nomination easy, you can visit our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions, or contact the ABIA team for assistance. 

Deadlines for nominations

  • Book Awards – Thursday 25 January 2024 at 23.59 (AEDT)
  • Audiobook and Business Awards – Thursday 8 February 2024 at 23.59 (AEDT)