The 2022 Music Victoria Award winners were announced at the official ceremony on December 13 at The Edge at Fed Square. Over 200 Victorian music experts, and the largest public voting pool in the award show’s history, decided the winners from a huge selection of local talent.

On the night, Uncle Kutcha Edwards paid tribute to the late Archie Roach with his touching rendition of Archie’s track, ‘Old Mission Road’. Deborah Conway AM and Bakehosue Studios' Helen Marcou AM & Ian “Quincy” McLean AM were inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, and Noongar woman Bumpy received the recipient of the Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent.


The 2022 Music Victoria Awards winners are:

Baker Boy - ‘Best Regional Act’, ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Album’ award for his acclaimed record ‘Gela’. 

Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - ‘Best Group’ 

Bumpy - 'Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent' 

Mo’Ju - ‘Best Soul, Funk, RNB or Gospel Work’

Pinch Points - ‘Best Rock or Punk Work’.

Barney McCall - ‘Best Jazz Work’

Harvey Sutherland - ‘Best Electronic Act’ 

Jennifer Loveless & MzRizk (tie) - ‘Best DJ’ 

Xani Kolac - ‘Best Musician’,

Kerryn Fields - ‘Best Folk Act’ 

Julia Jacklin - ‘Best Solo Artist’

Alice Ivy - ‘Best Producer’

Checkerboard Lounge - ‘Best Blues Work’

Georgia State Line - ‘Best Country’

Outright - ‘Best Heavy Work’

MAMMOTH. & Silent Jay - ‘Best Hip Hop Work’

The Stroppies - ‘Best Pop Work’

JahWise - ‘Best Reggae or Dancehall Work’ 

The Amplified Elephants - ‘Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Work’

Evelyn Ida Morris - ‘Arts Access Amplify Award’

Charles Maimarosia - ‘MAV Diasporas Award’ 

Brunswick Music Festival - ‘Best Metro Festival’ 

Port Fairy Folk Festival - ‘Best Regional Festival’

Forum - ‘Best Large Venue’

Brunswick Ballroom - ‘Best Small Venue’

Caravan Music Club - ‘Best Regional Venue (Established)’ 

Daylesford Hotel - ‘Best Regional Venue (under 50 gigs per year)’


The Music Victoria Awards are presented by PBS and RRR.