About the Walkley Foundation for Journalism

The Walkley Foundation has celebrated and supported great Australian journalism since the first Walkley Awards, established by Sir William Gaston Walkley, 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.

Our mission

The Walkley Foundation has been celebrating and supporting great Australian journalism since the first Walkley Awards were handed out in 1956.

Who we are

The Walkley Foundation is an independently-funded company limited by guarantee with tax-deductible status.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Benchmark the best in Australian journalism and engage both media and the public in valuing and supporting journalism.
  2. Invest in programs that support journalism.

Get in touch:

Barbara Blackman
Executive Officer
The Walkley Foundation for Journalism
T: (02) 9158 3821 | E: barbara.blackman@walkleys.com
Walkley Foundation Ltd  (ABN: 99 164 809 349) 

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It has never been more important to support quality Australian journalism.

If you would like to be involved in any of our ongoing programs, please get in touch. You can read more about The Walkley Public Fund for Journalism and our plans for the future here.