Deborah Gough has won many awards over her career, these are some of them.
2007 Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Services Award in Print Media, for Every Fortnight: A Life Lost, Just Begun, The Sunday Age.
2001 Australian Suburban Newspapers (ASNA) Southern Division Award for Best Feature Story: The Mail, Fall Victim Fights for Rights.
2000 ASNA National Award for Community Service, The Mail, Present for Life, the desperate and dateless world of the Lost Dogs Home.
1999 The Municipal Association of Victoria-Telstra Award for Excellence in Local Government Reporting (Suburban and Non-Daily Regional newspapers). The Mail, Planning Probe series.
1999 Royal Melbourne Show, Show Media Awards, Best Show Story, The Mail, Bound for Glory.
1998 ASNA Best Pictorial News Story, The Mail, Living in Hope: Minute by Minute.
1997 ASNA Suburban Newspaper of the Year (Circulation over 40,000), The Mail.
1996: ASNA Best Feature Story, The Advocate, Parents’ pain at Son’s Fatal Overdose.
1997 ASNA Best News Story, The Mail, Staff Slam VUT Chief
1997 ASNA Best Editorial, The Mail, Lights Out for Suburban Football.
2001 ASNA Best Editorial, The Mail, Textile Workers Deserve Fair Go.
2001 ASNA Best News Story, The Mail, Lights Out.
1999 ASNA Best Feature Story, The Mail, A Place Where Hope Survives.
1999: ASNA Community Service Award, The Mail, series on problem gambling.
1998 Royal Melbourne Show, Show Media Awards, The Mail, Thistle be a Honey.
1996 ASNA Best Pictorial News Story, The Advocate, Caring for Rosa.