ARIA Music Awards of 1996

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1996 ARIA Music Awards
Date30 September 1996 (1996-09-30)
VenueSydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

The 10th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 30 September 1996 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.[1][2] Presenters distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year was You Am I with six awards.[1]

In addition to previous categories, "Outstanding Achievement Award" was presented to Silverchair and "Special Achievement Award" was presented to Slim Dusty.[1] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: Australian Crawl and Horrie Dargie.[1]

It was also INXS final Australian performance with original frontman Michael Hutchence before his death 14 months later.

Ceremony details[edit]

Deni Hines won the award for "Breakthrough Artist – Single" for "It's Alright", her acceptance speech was:

I don't know, um, thanks and grouse![3]

— Deni Hines, 30 September 1996

Australian Crawl's founding guitarist Brad Robinson, was unable to attend the Hall of Fame induction in person, he was hospitalised with lymphoma (diagnosed three years earlier) and died two weeks after the awards ceremony.[4][5]


Final nominees for awards are shown in plain, with winners in bold.

ARIA Awards[edit]

Fine Arts Awards[edit]

Artisan Awards[edit]

Achievement awards[edit]

Outstanding Achievement Award[edit]

Special Achievement Award[edit]

ARIA Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

The Hall Of Fame inductees were:



  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.[1]
  2. ^ The full title for this album is Gillian Eastoe's Extra Awesome Intergalactical Expedition Into The Far Reaches And Back.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Winners by Year 1996". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Australia 1996 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. p. 230. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  4. ^ McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Australian Crawl'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 3 August 2004. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  5. ^ Petkovski, Suzi (December 1996). "Master Blaster". Australian Tennis Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 October 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2008.

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