The 1st Annual TV Week Logie Awards (as they would come to be known) were the first awards ever to be awarded for work on Australian television. Television had begun in Australia only three years earlier, in 1956.
Although other cities had television (Sydney since its inception in 1956), the awards were for Melbourne television only. Googie Withers appeared as a guest hostess.
In 1959, no official ceremony took place, and awards were given in only eight categories, two of which were for American programmes.
TV Star of the Year 
The winner of the TV Star of the Year Award, which in later years would become the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, was awarded to Graham Kennedy and Panda Lisner "Princess Panda" from GTV-9's In Melbourne Tonight.
- TV Show of the Year
- In Melbourne Tonight, GTV-9
- Most Popular Children's Show
- The Happy Show, GTV-9
- Most Popular Overseas Variety Show
- The Perry Como Show. Como was presented with his award by George McCadden, the chief of TV Week's American office, in New York City on 11 April 1959.
- Most Popular Overseas Drama
- Perry Mason
- Outstanding Sports Presentation
- ABC Melbourne's Sporting Department for their coverage of events such as the Davis Cup, Test Cricket and the Australian Tennis Open
- Outstanding Performance
- Bill Collins, Sunnyside Up, HSV-7
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