Each year the very best of West Australia’s contemporary Artists and Industry are recognised at the annual WAM Awards. Industry panels nominate and vote across 30+ categories to uncover the finest local talent and celebrate their achievements in the previous year. The music loving public is also invited to have their say with public voting across multiple awards.

The annual WAMAwards also includes the Hall of Fame, recognising the people, acts and organisations that have shaped WA’s music history. The Hall of Fame recognises those members of the industry who have made an outstanding contribution to WA contemporary music over their career. Various WAM Awards of similar focus acknowledged this before the WAM Hall of Fame awards officially came into being in 2004. It is an award judged both by WAM (in fact the only award we have any input into) and the industry members’ peers.

Applications for 2019 nomination have now closed, with Nominees for the WAM Awards 2019 and Awards Party to be revealed in coming weeks.