Media Hall of Fame

The Australian Media Hall of Media Hall of Fame will host its next national induction dinner in 2021.

The board of the Melbourne Press Club has confirmed plans for the event and invited further nominations of candidates who have made an exceptional contribution Australian journalism in all its forms.

Launched in 2011, the Media Hall of Fame already includes 230 late and living legends from the colonial era to contemporary journalism in print, broadcast and digital media.


The Melbourne Press Club welcomes nominations of suitable candidates for the Australian Media Hall of Fame. If you would like to nominate someone for consideration, please email with a description of how the nominee meets the following criteria.


The Media Hall of Fame honours Australians who have made an impact. Inductees must have helped shape the history of a significant news organisation, the craft of journalism, a town, city, State, nation or the world. Sustained excellence helps, but is not enough. The Hall of Fame identifies game-changers. It is open to journalists, editors, publishers, broadcasters, producers, artists, photographers or others who have had a significant impact by working in the media. Individuals have been inducted for a truly memorable single piece of work or for sustained excellence. All have made a big impact in their field.