ARIA Music Awards of 2003
The 17th Annual Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as ARIA Music Awards) were held on 21 October 2003 at the Sydney Superdome. The ceremony aired on Network Ten.
Winners highlighted in bold, with nominees, in plain, below them.
- Album of the Year
- Single of the Year
- Best Male Artist
- Best Female Artist
- Best Group
- Highest Selling Single
- Highest Selling Album
- Breakthrough Artist – Single
- Breakthrough Artist – Album
- Best Independent Release
- Best Adult Contemporary Album
- Best Rock Album
- Best Country Album
- Best Blues & Roots Album
- Best Pop Release
- Best Dance Release
- Best Children's Album
- Best Comedy Release
- Best Cover Art
- Steven Gorrow, Revolution Design – Powderfinger – Vulture Street
- Jenny Sullivan, Sony Music Design – Delta Goodrem – Innocent Eyes
- Adalita, Steven Gorrow – Magic Dirt – Tough Love
- Stephanie Ashworth & David Homer, Sony Music Design – Something for Kate – The Official Fiction
- James Bellesini, Love Police – You Am I – Deliverance
- Engineer of the Year
- Best Video
- Bart Borghesi – The Androids – "Do It with Madonna"
- Paul Butler, Scott Walton & 50 / 50 Films – Gerling – "Who's Ya Daddy?"
- Paul Butler, Scott Walton & 50 / 50 Films – Powderfinger – "On My Mind"
- Sam Bennetts, Rising Sun Pictures – Rogue Traders – "One of My Kind"
- Sean Gilligan & Sarah-Jane Woulahan – Silverchair – "Across the Night"
- Producer of the Year
Fine Arts Awards
- Best World Music Album
- Best Jazz Album
- Best Original Soundtrack Production Recording
- Best Classical Album
ARIA Hall of Fame Inductee
Inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame was:
Outstanding Achievement Award
Channel V Oz Artist of the Year award
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- "Australia 2003 ARIA Awards". ALLdownunder.com. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
- "Top of the pops". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. 19 October 2003. Retrieved 11 October 2014.