If your music genre fits into experimental, jazz, regional or music education, look into submitting for The Art Music Awards.
Each year APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and the Australian Music Centre host the awards to recognise achievement in Australian music, with eleven national awards and various State Awards.
Categories include composition, performance, and outstanding contributions by individuals and organisations in Australian music (now two separate Awards).
Apply by 13 April, and the ceremony takes place in Sydney in August. Rules & Guidelines and Nominations are all online.