It was established with leftover funds of a discontinued fan club. The Fund was Sue Ann Barber's idea, and she has continued to help administer it. Grant Watson was also involved in establishing NAFF. Dave Cake was responsible for the name.
There seems not to have been any NAFF race in 2018, which (if so) can perhaps be excused due to GUFF having announced that it would that year be targetting Continuum rather than the Australian Natcon.
The following year, a call for nominations was posted on the website of the Australian Science Fiction Foundation. That year's NAFF race was administered by, or with the assistance of, Gina Goddard, who had won NAFF in 2010.
Fanzine(s), other than trip reports: Fannish Journeys.
|Year||Winner||Other contenders||Notes||Trip report|
|2001||Lucy Zinkiewicz||appointed by committee|
|2002||Emma Hawkes||From Perth to Melbourne and Back Again|
|2004||Jon Swabey||NAFFing Off Down South|
|2005||Zara Baxter||Robin Pen|
|2006||nominations closed 24th February|
|2007||Ju Landéesse||Lily Chrywenstrom||Winner ran as Juanita Whitehead, but won as Ju Landéesse.||There and Back Again|
|2008||Edwina Harvey||Paul Poulton, Aimee Smith||A trip report was published in Edwina's LiveJournal|
|2010||Gina Goddard||Colin Sharpe|
|2012||John and Sarah Parker||Sean Broughton-Wright||John Parker did not attend Natcon.|
|2014||Matthew Lindus||Tehani Wessely|
|2015||Tehani Wessely||Paula McGrath, Candice Schilder, Greg Tannahill|
|2016||Liz Barr||Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Maureen Flynn||voting was in Dec 2015|
|2017||Fe Waters||Jason Fischer, Talitha Kalago, Jay Watson|
|2019||Stephen Dedman||Simone Corletto|
|2020||(none)||Suzie Eisfelder||Natcon was cancelled during fan fund voting period.|
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