ARIA Award for Best Group

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ARIA Award for Best Group
Presented byAustralian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)
First awarded1987
Currently held by5 Seconds of Summer, Youngblood (2018)

The ARIA Music Award for Best Group, is an award presented at the annual ARIA Music Awards, which recognises "the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres",[1] since 1987. It is handed out by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), an organisation whose aim is "to advance the interests of the Australian record industry."[2] The award is given to an Australian group comprising two or more members for an album or single release. The accolade is voted for by a judging academy which comprises 1000 members from different areas of the music industry.[3]

The award for Best Group was first presented to INXS in 1987, for their single "Listen Like Thieves".[4]

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the following table, the winner is highlighted in a separate colour, and in boldface; the nominees are those that are not highlighted or in boldface. All reliable sources used in this article make no mention of nominees from 1989 - 1991.[5] 1987 information is based on an ARIA-supplied video.[4]

  Winner marked in a separate colour
Year Winner(s) Album/Single Title
INXS "Listen Like Thieves"
Crowded House "Don't Dream It's Over"
Hunters & Collectors Human Frailty
Midnight Oil The Dead Heart
Pseudo Echo "Funkytown"
Crowded House N/A
Hunters & Collectors N/A
Icehouse N/A
Midnight Oil N/A
INXS "Never Tear Us Apart"
The Black Sorrows Hold On To Me
Crowded House Temple of Low Men
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane
Midnight Oil "Dreamworld"
The Black Sorrows Hold On To Me
1927 "Compulsory Hero"
Boom Crash Opera These Here Are Crazy Times
Johnny Diesel & The Injectors Johnny Diesel & The Injectors
Hunters & Collectors Ghost Nation
Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mining
Boom Crash Opera Look! Listen!!
The Black Sorrows Harley and Rose
Hunters & Collectors "Throw Your Arms Around Me"
INXS Live Baby Live
Baby Animals Baby Animals
The Black Sorrows "Never Let Me Go"
Crowded House Woodface
Hunters & Collectors "Where Do You Go?"
Crowded House "Weather with You"
Baby Animals "One Word"
The Black Sorrows Better Times
The Cruel Sea This Is Not the Way Home
INXS Welcome to Wherever You Are
The Cruel Sea The Honeymoon Is Over
Baby Animals Shaved and Dangerous
Crowded House Together Alone
INXS Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
Midnight Oil Earth and Sun and Moon
The Cruel Sea Three Legged Dog
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Let Love In
Crowded House Private Universe
Silverchair Frogstomp
You Am I Hi Fi Way
You Am I Hourly, Daily[nb 1]
The Badloves Holy Roadside
Crowded House "Everything Is Good for You"
Regurgitator Tu-Plang
Silverchair "Blind"
Savage Garden Savage Garden
Crowded House "Instinct"
Powderfinger Double Allergic
Silverchair Freak Show
Spiderbait Ivy and the Big Apples
The Whitlams Eternal Nightcap
Regurgitator Unit
Savage Garden "Universe"
The Superjesus Sumo
You Am I #4 Record
The Living End The Living End
Powderfinger Internationalist
Regurgitator "! (The Song Formerly Known As)"
Silverchair Neon Ballroom
You Am I "Heavy Heart"
Killing Heidi Reflector
Powderfinger "Passenger"
Savage Garden "Affirmation"
Shihad The General Electric
Madison Avenue "Don't Call Me Baby"
Powderfinger Odyssey Number Five
The Avalanches Since I Left You
Killing Heidi "Superman Supergirl"
Something for Kate Echolalia
You Am I Dress Me Slowly
Silverchair Diorama
george Polyserena
Grinspoon New Detention
Powderfinger "The Metre/Waiting for the Sun"
The Vines Highly Evolved
Powderfinger Vulture Street
Grinspoon "No Reason"
Silverchair "Across the Night"
Something for Kate The Official Fiction
The Waifs Up All Night
Jet Get Born
The Cat Empire The Cat Empire
Eskimo Joe A Song Is a City
Powderfinger "Sunsets"
The Dissociatives The Dissociatives
Eskimo Joe "Older Than You"
Evermore Dreams
Grinspoon Thrills, Kills & Sunday Pills
Powderfinger These Days
Thirsty Merc "Someday, Someday"
Wolfmother Wolfmother
Augie March Moo, You Bloody Choir
Eskimo Joe Black Fingernails, Red Wine
Rogue Traders Here Come the Drums
The Living End State of Emergency
Silverchair Young Modern
Eskimo Joe "Sarah"
Powderfinger Dream Days at the Hotel Existence
Sneaky Sound System Sneaky Sound System
Wolfmother "Joker & the Thief"
The Presets Apocalypso
Angus & Julia Stone A Book Like This
Faker Be the Twilight
Silverchair If You Keep Losing Sleep
The Living End White Noise
Empire of the Sun Walking on a Dream
AC/DC Black Ice
Eskimo Joe Inshalla
Hilltop Hoods State of the Art
The Drones Havilah
The Temper Trap Conditions
Angus & Julia Stone Down the Way
Birds of Tokyo Birds of Tokyo
Powderfinger Golden Rule
Tame Impala Innerspeaker
Boy & Bear Moonfire
Birds of Tokyo "Wild at Heart"
Eskimo Joe Ghosts of the Past
Grinderman Grinderman 2
The Living End The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating
The Temper Trap The Temper Trap
Boy & Bear "Big Man"
Cold Chisel No Plans
Hilltop Hoods Drinking from the Sun
The Jezabels Prisoner
Tame Impala Lonerism
Birds of Tokyo March Fires
Boy & Bear Harlequin Dream
Empire of the Sun Ice on the Dune
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Push the Sky Away
Sheppard Bombs Away
5 Seconds of Summer 5 Seconds of Summer
Hilltop Hoods Walking Under Stars
RÜFÜS "Sundream"
Violent Soho "Saramona Said"
Tame Impala Currents
5 Seconds of Summer LiveSOS
AC/DC Rock or Bust
Hermitude Dark Night Sweet Light
The Preatures Blue Planet Eyes
Violent Soho Waco
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity
The Avalanches Wildflower
The Veronicas "In My Blood"
Gang of Youths Go Farther in Lightness
A.B. Original Reclaim Australia
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Flying Microtonal Banana
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree
Peking Duk "Stranger" (featuring Elliphant)
5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
DMA's For Now
Peking Duk "Fire"
Pnau "Go Bang"
Rüfüs Du Sol "No Place"


  1. ^ ARIA lists You Am I as the winner of 'Best Group' category but does not display its 'Best Album' category winner here. Other nominees have an album or single displayed.[6]


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2011 overview". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  2. ^ "What We Do". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 25 January 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  3. ^ "ARIA 2011 - Eligibility Criteria and Category Definitions" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 October 2014. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b "ARIA Awards". YouTube. ARIA Official YouTube Account. 13 November 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
  5. ^ "Winners By Award – Best Group – 27th ARIA Awards 2013". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 19 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Winners by Year 1996". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 7 May 2014.

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