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Media

National Press Club is a broad church of political power; ministerial, bureaucratic, corporate and media in Canberra and hosts the public debates that will shape Australia today and into the future.

As a profession, journalism comes with its own risk and can be a solitary endeavour.  The National Press Club is a place where the media’s work is celebrated, professional networks developed and the freedom to do that work, fiercely protected. We recognise the efforts and achievements of our members, who are making journalistic contributions that will change the course of history. 

Awards

The National Press Club of Australia recognises excellence in journalism with a range of awards and prizes.

In a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’, excellence in journalism matters more than ever before. Each year, the National Press Club honours members who make a truly significant contribution to the profession and public discourse. 

Become a member

Take your place amongst the investigators, storytellers and culture shapers of the nation, and make the National Press Club of Australia your home away from home.

As a vigorous champion of media freedom, we want your help in holding the world’s decision-makers to account. It can’t be all work and no play, however. In addition to a front-row seat at the national conversation, membership comes with access to social events, live music and the chance to relax with the people who shape our nation. 

Freedom of the Press

National Press Club calls on the Malaysian Government to immediately stop intimidating Australian and Al Jazeera Journalists

The Board of National Press Club of Australia calls on the democratically elected government of Malaysia to immediately cease its criminal investigation into five Australian journalists and one Al Jazerra journalist over its short documentary 101 East about migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

War Correspondents Memorial

This Anzac Day we stop and reflect on the sacrifices of war correspondents, photographers, artists and crews who tell our stories.

NATIONAL PRESS CLUB WELCOMES QUASHING OF AFP RAID WARRANT ON JOURNALIST, CALLS FOR STRONGER MEDIA FREEDOM LAWS

The High Court today unanimously ruled the warrant federal police used to raid the home of News Corporation journalist Annika Smethurst was invalid and should be quashed.