Melbourne Fringe Festival Awards

Melbourne Fringe Awards are an opportunity for Melbourne’s arts community to celebrate and acknowledge the diversity, professionalism and exceptional quality of work in each year’s Festival.

At Melbourne Fringe we present five different types of awards:

  • Best in Category Awards
  • Artist Development Awards
  • Touring Awards
  • Design Fringe Awards
  • Special Awards

Information about Awards Eligibility and Judging Criteria can be found in the drop-down menus below.


2022 Fringe Awards

The Best in Category Awards are judged by the Melbourne Fringe judging panels. The judging panels are a team of over 30 industry practitioners, drawn from a diverse range of fields and backgrounds. All works are viewed by at least 2 panel members in order to be eligible for consideration.

Category Awards