The Aurealis Awards were presented in Australia on January 24. The winners are listed below.
- Best Science Fiction Novel: K A Bedford, Time Machines Repaired While-U-Wait
- Best Science Fiction Short Story: Simon Brown, ‘The Empire’, Dreaming Again
- Best Fantasy Novel: Alison Goodman, The Two Pearls of Wisdom
- Best Fantasy Short Story: Cat Sparks, ‘Sammarynda Deep’, Paper Cities
- Best Horror Novel: John Harwood, The Seance
- Best Horror Short Story: Kirstyn McDermott, ‘Painlessness’, Greatest Uncommon Denominator (GUD), #2
- Best Anthology: Jonathan Strahan (editor), The Starry Rift, Viking Children’s Books
- Best Collection: Sean Williams & Russell B Farr (editor), Magic Dirt: The Best of Sean Williams, Ticonderoga Publications
- Best Illustated Book/Graphic Novel: Shaun Tan, Tales From Outer Suburbia
- Best Young Adult Novel: Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock
- Best Young Adult Short Story: Trent Jamieson, ‘Cracks’, Shiny, #2
- Best Children’s Novel: Emily Rodda, The Wizard of Rondo, Omnibus Books
- Best Children’s Illustrated Work/Picture Book: Richard Harland & Laura Peterson (illustrator), Escape!, Under Siege, Race to the Ruins, The Heavy Crown, The Wolf Kingdom series, Omnibus Books
- Peter McNamara Convenors’ Award for Excellence: Jack Dann
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