List of Top 25 albums for 1983 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the year of 1983. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1983. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. Thriller Michael Jackson 1 11 (pkd #1 in 1983 & 84)
2. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Midnight Oil 3
3. Too Low for Zero Elton John 2
4. Let's Dance David Bowie 1 1
5. Flashdance Original Soundtrack 1 3
6. Love Over Gold Dire Straits 1 14 (pkd #1 in 1982 & 83)
7. The Key Joan Armatrading 4
8. Spirit of Place Goanna 2
9. Synchronicity The Police 1 3
10. True Spandau Ballet 4
11. An Innocent Man Billy Joel 3
12. Business as Usual Men At Work 1 9 (pkd #1 in 1981 & 82)
13. Greatest Hits vol 3 Olivia Newton-John 1 2
14. Cargo Men at Work 1 2
15. The Breakers '83 Various Artists 1 2
16. Making Love... The Very Best of Air Supply Air Supply 1 1
17. Desperate Divinyls 5
18. 1983 The Hot Ones Various Artists 1 4
19. Sweet Dreams Eurythmics 5
20. Escapade Tim Finn 8
21. IV Toto 1 1
22. Shabooh Shoobah INXS 5
23. The John Lennon Collection John Lennon 1 5
24. Faster Than the Speed of Night Bonnie Tyler 3
25. Colour by Numbers Culture Club 1 7 (pkd #1 in 1983 & 84)

These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 albums for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"