2001 Nokia New Zealand Film Awards
Best Performance - Short Film: for Camping with Camus

1982 Mystfest (Italy) 
Best Artistic Contribution (ensemble acting award, to the cast of The Scarecrow)

1981 Academy Awards 
Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (with David Stevens and Bruce Beresford): for Breaker Morant

1980 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Screenplay (shared with David Stevens and Bruce Beresford): for Breaker Morant