1990 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand
Benny Award (supreme award)

1986 GOFTA Listener Film & Television Awards
Best Performance in a Non-Dramatic Role - Television: for The Billy T James Show
Best Entertainment Programme: The Billy T James Show
Best Male Performance in a Supporting Role - Film: for Came a Hot Friday

1986 Member of the British Empire 
For Services to Entertainment

1985 Variety Artists Club of New Zealand
Golden Microphone

1985 Entertainer of the Decade
For the period 1975 - 1984

1984 Feltex Television Awards

Best Entertainment Award