Awards & Winners

Australian Information Service

The Australian Information Service was one of a series of federal government organisations created to promote the image of Australia. The agency existed from 1973 to 1986. The Department of Information was created in 1947 to promote the Australian lifestyle and Australian events overseas, particularly to intending post-war migrants In 1950 the agency was renamed the Australian News and Information Bureau. In 1973, under the Whitlam Government, it was again renamed as the Australian Information Service. The Department of Information was established to ‘undertake the large publicity campaign necessary to support Australia’s war effort’. This campaign was centred principally on increasing and sustaining the people’s faith in the cause for which they were fighting, and sought to gain support for the government’s security and fundraising activities and distribute ‘sound’ facts on the war and its progress. The activities of the Department were extensive and various, and when, in 1981, two packets of ‘historical’ photographs of a rural Victorian town were returned to Australia by the New York office of the Australian Information Service, a small example of those activities came to light.

Awards by Australian Information Service

Check all the awards nominated and won by Australian Information Service.


Nominations 1947 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject School in the Mailbox


Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Honored for : Kokoda Front Line!
(A special award to Kokoda Front Line! for its effectiveness in portraying, simply yet forcefully, the scene of war in New Guinea and for its moving presentation of the bravery and fortitude of our Australian comrades in arms.)

Nominations 1942 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Kokoda Front Line!