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The Seventh Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 14 April 1993 at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney.[1][2][3] Host, Richard Wilkins, was assisted by presenters, James Reyne, Elle Macpherson, Billy Birmingham, Tim Finn, Neil Finn and Daryl Somers to distribute 24 awards.[1] There were live performances and the awards were televised.[1]

1993 ARIA Music Awards
Date14 April 1993 (1993-04-14)
VenueSydney Entertainment Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

In addition to previous categories, a "Special Achievement Award" was presented to former Countdown host and music commentator Ian "Molly" Meldrum who provided one of the longest acceptance speeches in ARIA history.[1][4] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: Peter Allen and Cold Chisel.[1]


Ceremony detailsEdit

At the 1991 ceremony Gary Morris, manager for Midnight Oil, provided a 20-minute acceptance speech.[4] Former Countdown host and music commentator, Ian "Molly" Meldrum, disapproved of Morris' speech length—they had already had a fracas at the ARIAs in 1988—Meldrum provided one of the longest acceptance speeches in ARIA history for his "Special Achievement Award".[4]


Nominees for most awards are shown, in plain, with winners in bold.[1][2]

ARIA AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

Special Achievement AwardEdit

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteesEdit

The Hall Of Fame inductees were:



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Winners by Year 1993". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "17th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 23 February 2004. Retrieved 6 December 2013. Note: User may be required to access archived information by selecting 'The History', then 'By Year', '7th Annual ARIA Awards (1993)', and 'Option Show Nominations'
  3. ^ "Australia 1993 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 23 February 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Jenkins, Jeff; Ian Meldrum (2007). Molly Meldrum presents 50 years of rock in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: Wilkinson Publishing. p. 228–230. ISBN 978-1-921332-11-1. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009. Retrieved 27 May 2009.
  5. ^ a b This nomination is not listed on the ARIA Award's website, but is in ARIA's March 1993 media release and list of nominees.

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