2021 Varuna Residential Fellowship
2020 Pauline Walsh Award for Short Story - Winner 'Damage'
2020 Port Writers Open Literature Prize - Second 'Pilgrimage'
2020 Margaret Hazzard Short Story Award - Second 'Washing Shirts in Morocco'
2019 Pauline Walsh Award for Short/Short Story - Winner 'The Night Parrot'
2019 EJ Brady Short Story Gabo Prize — Winner ‘Closer. Further.’
2019 Eyre Writers Award ‘Typical Australia’— Winner ‘Lost’
2018 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Award — Winner ‘Gunnamatta Beach’
2017 Friends of Paynesville Short Story Prize — Winner ‘Butterfly Hunt’
2017 Pauline Walsh Award for Short/Short Story — Second ‘Guitar Boy’
2017 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition – Second ‘Cruising Vanuatu’
2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship
2016 Pauline Walsh Award for Short Short Story - Second ‘Doing Everything Once’
2016 Hadow/Stuart Short Story Prize - Second ‘Lost for Words’
2016 Ex Libris ‘Winds of Change’ Short Story Award - Third ‘A Bridge Too Far’
2015 Fellowship of Australian Writers Microfiction Award - Winner ‘A Christmas Tradition’
2015 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose - Winner ‘The Last Days of Rue Bebelons’
2015 Eastwood/Hills FAW Annual Literary Competition: Short Story – Winner ‘In late summer’
2015 City of Port Phillip: Port Phillip Writes Award – Winner ‘Rollercoaster’
2015 Pauline Walsh Award for Short, Short Story – Second ‘Hearing Voices’
2014 Hal Porter Short Story Prize – Winner ‘Post-Partum’
2014 Federation of Australian Writers FAWNS: Super Short Story – Winner ‘Larnaca’
2014 Trudy Graham - Judy Lewis Award for Prose – Second ‘Communique’
2013 Biennial Literary Award for Women: Short Story – Winner 'On the way to the car'
2013 Laura Literary Awards - Winner 'Swapping Addictions'
2012 Hume-Valley Annual Literary Competition - Second 'Paris in the Autumn'
2011 Bondi Writers Short Story Competition - Second 'Good Friday'
2009 Home is where the Heart Is - Second 'Keeping the Home Fires Open'
2008 Hal Porter Short Story Prize - Winner 'Four Winds'
Stories have been shortlisted for:
Overland Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Peter Carey Short Story Award, The
Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction, Alan Marshall Short Story Award, Wollongong
Writers Short Story Prize, Peter Cowan 600, Trudy Graham-Judy Lewis Prose
Award, Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize, Hal Porter Short Story Prize, Margot
Manchester Memorial Award, Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing,
Port Stephens Literature Award, Laura Literary Awards, Apollo Bay Word Fest
Short Story Prize, Rose Frankcombe Short Story Award, Aesthetica Creative
Writing Award (UK).
2014 Federation of Australian Writers FAWNS: Memoir – Winner ‘Walking the High-Wire’
2013 Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition: Creative Non-Fiction – Second 'Homesickness – terra incognita'
2013 AFTW 'Get out of your comfort zone' Micro Travel Story - Third 'I decided to try …'
2012 Cancer Council Arts Awards - Winner
: joint 'Spider vs Twig'
2011 Rossgill-Media Travel Writing Award (UK) - Winner
: joint 'On Longing for Kashmir, Paradise Postponed'
2011 Black Dog Institute Essay Writing Competition Second
2010 EG Travel Writing Award (Open) - Third 'The Girl in the Picture'
2009 EG Travel Writing Award (Gippsland) - Winner 'Literary Gippsland: Touring Hal Porter's Bairnsdale'
2008 EG Travel Writing Award (Open) - Winner 'Bubbling Along'
2008 Arts Awards Cancer Council Victoria Equal Second 'Penumbra'
2014 Lane Cove Literary Award: Memoir – Finalist 'London Calling'
2013 Biennial Literary Award for Women: Non-Fiction – Highly Commended 'What just happened? London Riots, the East End'
2011 Grace Wilson VWC Emerging Writers Competition Commended 'Gambling on a Day at Hinnomunjie'
2011 Arts Awards Cancer Council Commended 'Sky Lantern'