Australian Street Art Awards

Does your OUTDOOR ART attract visitors?

Showcasing communities using outdoor art to promote their destination and engage residents. Celebrating outdoor artists.

Awards & Prizes

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Nov 8, 2022




Visual Arts

2022 AUSTRALIAN STREET ART AWARDS The highly coveted Australian Street Art Awards recognise localities, precincts and artists that are using all forms of outdoor, publicly-accessible art to promote their destination and engage their community. 

Is your publicly accessible outdoor art being used to enhance visitor appeal as well as bolster community pride? Make sure regions showcasing amazing works of art grab this opportunity to showcase the artwork to help the artists gain the public recognition they deserve. Put the spotlight on the artwork and the destination!

What is Street Art in the context of these Awards?

  • These awards focus on OUTDOOR ART that is sanctioned (legal) art and publicly visible from or in a street, laneway, park or other public or publicly-accessible space.
  • Eligible works include wall murals, permanent audio-visual and lighting installations, commissioned graffiti, pavement art, sculptures and sculpture collections, street installations, art trails, monuments and memorials, along with street art festivals and events.
  • Temporary and mobile art, including chalk walks and movable sculptures, can be entered in the Festival and Event or Trail categories. All other entries must be of a permanent nature.
  • The entry must be an original artwork specifically created for the site where it is located.
  • Artworks can be OLD or NEW – the artwork/s could have been created anytime in the past. Their age is not important. What’s important is how they are being used to attract visitors and bring your community together NOW!

These Awards rest on an excellence framework, and the criteria reflects the excellence awards foundation, with specific questions to ensure the Awards are fair to all organisations across Australia, no matter where you are located or how COVID-19 has impacted you.

Judges want to know how the public art is being used to attract visitors, enhance visitor appeal and bolster community pride. Why? Because the Australian Street Art Awards are designed to educate travellers about the magnificent array of outdoor art that can be found in every corner of Australia, and encourage them to see Australia. This in turn helps raise the profile of artists to enable them to engage in more commissions. In this pivotal way the Awards are contributing to rural, regional, as well as metropolitan tourism and art awareness across Australia. See last years winners.


Categories reflect the breadth of public art helping to elevate artists and boost tourism across Australia. New categories added in 2021 are:

Best Art Laneway – A collection of three or more original murals located and promoted together in a laneway, alleyway, openarcade or covered walkway where each artwork can be viewed by the public 24/7. The artworks could have been created by professional artists, the community or a mix of both at anytime in the past in a metropolitan, regional or rural setting. The laneway must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 Nov 2021 and 1 Nov 2022.

Best Street Art Tour – A tour is a guided experience of any duration which is provided free or ticketed to the public where one of the major promotional aspects of the experience is street art and/or outdoor art. The tour must have run one or more times in the eligibility period of 1 Nov 2021 to 1 Nov 2022. Tours can include guided walking, boat, coach and tag-a-long vehicle tours during the day or night.

Best Entrance Art – An original piece of any type of permanent artform that has been specifically designed to announce the town or precint name and welcome visitors. It must be located in a prominent position at the entrance to the precinct or town and more than one copy or version of the art can exist if the precinct or town has numerous entrances. It must be able to be viewed by the public 24/7 and have been created specifically for that location. The artwork must have been promoted or used in promotions between 1 Nov 2021 and 1 Nov 2022. The foundation categories are:

Spread the word to those you feel should be represented in this awards program. Don’t let them miss the opportunity to gain the recognition they deserve as well as gain valuable feedback from tourism leaders on how to better postion, present and promote their artwork to attract more visitors.

Access the criteria or Register NOW. 


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