National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Music, Sport, Entertainment & Community Awards

The 2014 Deadly Awards will not be held this year.

Announcement From Vibe Australia

Funds for the Vibe Project will be directed to the Australian Government’s programs that deliver front line services from 1 July 2014. We are currently in a transition arrangement.

Everyone at Vibe is extremely proud and humbled by the work we do on behalf of the community and of the support we receive from community, and the wider Australian public. This announcement is made in good faith to inform you of the current situation.

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20th Deadlys: Nominations are now closed

Each year the Deadlys reflects ‘the year that was’ in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, highlighting the best Indigenous talent and achievement across music, sport, the arts, and community. Australian boxer and former world champion Daniel Geale won the 2013 Deadly for Male Sportsperson of the Year. Photo: Ben Symons With less than two […]

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Frankly fantastic!

This September will mark 20 years of the Deadly Awards® acknowledging, celebrating, and awarding our trailblazers, leaders, and innovators past, present, and future for excellence in music, sport, the arts, health, education and community. Twenty years of bringing the community together in recognition, and hosting goose-bump inducing performances. With the performances being a highlight of […]

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Caressa’s passion for fashion

She’s entered Deadly Dressed four times, three of which she was successful, but she hasn’t won yet. Will 2014, the 20th year of the Deadlys, be Caressa Sengstock’s lucky year? Now in its fifth year, the Gumbayngirr woman has been entering the Deadly Dressed competition since it first began. Despite not being selected one year, […]

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For Rhoda, it’s about community

Over the two decades that the Deadly Awards have been celebrated, thousands of dedicated people have been involved to bring what is a night of recognition, culture and inspiration to wider Australia but few have been consistently involved from the beginning like arts advisor and broadcaster Rhoda Roberts. Rhoda, who has been the host of […]

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Deadlys turn 20

It’s glamorous, it’s definitely feel good and it’s a night to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent and achievement. But scratch below the 20th Deadly Awards surface and you’ll find a deeper reason for the Deadly’s existence. The momentum that has followed the Deadlys – the annual celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander […]

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20th Deadlys: Nominate now

East Journey with Jodie Cockatoo Creed and Archie Roch at the 2013 Deadly Awards Photo: Amanda James Nominations are now open for the Deadly Awards which are celebrating 20 years of highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement and excellence on a national stage in 2014. The 20th Deadlys will be held on 30 September […]

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Pat O’Shane honoured

Australia’s first female Aboriginal lawyer and barrister was honoured at the 2013 Deadly Awards, receiving the Marcia Langton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Leadership

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Lifetime achievement

Arrente man Steve Mullawalla Dodd was honoured with the Jimmy Little Lifetime Achievement Award at the 19th Deadlys® on Tuesday night, at the Sydney Opera House

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