Lorde says winning the Silver Scroll was on par with her two Grammy wins.
Lorde won the prestigious New Zealand peer judged award which honours the craft of songwriting, in 2013 for her song Royals. She also won two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and best Pop Solo Performance last year.
Last night, she won another award from Apra for Outstanding International Achievement along with her writing partner Joel Little, and spoke in a pre-recorded videolink at the Brisbane ceremony.
"Apra has always really supported Joel and I and winning a Silver Scroll last year was possibly the biggest award that I have won so far including a Grammy, which is no mean feat," she said, via video.
The singer explained why the Apra award meant so much to her.
"This is an incredibly big deal to me to be honoured by this community whose opinions are really valued," she said.
The other winners of the peer-judged awards read like a veritable who's who of the Australian music industry.
Vance Joy took out the Song of the Year Award for his catchy track, Riptide while global hitmaker Sia won the Songwriter of the Year award for the second year running.
Sia accepted her award in a quirky pre-recorded video where a man, wearing a blonde Sia-inspired bob, mimed while the songwriter's voice was heard.
Other big winners on the night were Perth band Birds Of Tokyo who won two awards for Rock Work of the Year and the Most Played Australian Work of 2013 for their song Lanterns.