The Walkley Foundation celebrates and supports great Australian journalism.
Who we are
The Walkley Foundation was established by Sir William Gaston Walkley and the first awards were handed out in 1956.
In 2018, the Walkley Foundation received another generous bequest from the Walkley family. This time from June Andrews, William Walkley’s sister in law. The bequest continues the legacy of excellence in Australian journalism.
The Walkley Foundation is an independently-funded company limited by guarantee with tax-deductible status.
Our objectives are to:
- Recognise great Australian journalism
- Elevate the craft of journalism through professional development
- Support and value journalism
- Ensure a sustainable Foundation