The 1979 Australian Rally Championship was a series of five rallying events held across Australia. It was the twelfth season in the history of the competition.
Ross Dunkerton and navigator Jeff Beaumont in the Datsun Stanza won the 1979 Championship.
The twelfth Australian Rally Championship was held over five events across Australia, the season consisting of one event each for New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and West Australia. The 1979 season saw the Datsun Stanzas of Dunkerton and Fury regain some of their dominance with the main challenge from the Escort of Carr.
The five events of the 1979 season were as follows.
||Akademos Rally (VIC)
||Rally of the West (WA)
||Lutwyche Village Rally (QLD)
||Bega Valley Rally (NSW)
||Endrust Forest Rally (SA)
Final pointscore for 1979 is as follows.
-  Results of Snowy Mountains Rally and ARC results.