The following awards, each of $15,000 are offered:
Australian History Prize for a major published book or e-book on Australian history.
General History Prize for a major published book or e-book on international history.
Community and Regional History Prize for a published book or e-book that makes a significant contribution to the understanding of community. institutional, urban or regional history in New South Wales.
Young People's History Prize for a published book or e-book, film, television or radio program, CD-ROM, DVD, or website - fiction or non-fiction - that increases the understanding and apprecation of history by children and young adults.
Multimedia History Prize for an Australian historian's interpretation of an historical subject using non-print media.
John and Patricia Ward History prize to encourage the use of archives in the writing of history.
The Australian History Prize
2009 Winner: Robin Gerster for Travels in Atomic Sunshine: Australia and the Occupation of Japan (Scribe)
2008 Winner: Paul Ham for Vietnam: The Australian War (HarperCollins)