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The Ninth Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 20 October 1995 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.[1][2] There had been a 19-month gap since the previous award ceremony which was moved to be "closer to the business end of the music industry's year".[1] Presenters distributed 28 awards from 1060 preliminary nominations. Big winners for the year were Silverchair with five awards and Tina Arena with four, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.[1]

1995 ARIA Music Awards
Date20 October 1995 (1995-10-20)
VenueSydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

In addition to previous categories, new categories for "Best Dance Release" and "Best World Music Album" were presented for the first time.[1] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: The Seekers.[1]

Ceremony detailsEdit

Itch-E and Scratch-E won the inaugural award for "Best Dance Release", Paul Mac's acceptance speech included:

We'd like to thank all of Sydney's ecstasy dealers, without whom this award would not be possible.[3]

— Paul Mac, 20 October 1995

One of the sponsors of the awards ceremony was the National Drug Offensive, in 2005 Mac explained that he did not expect to win and so had not prepared a speech.[3]


Final nominees are shown, in plain, with winners in bold.[4]

ARIA AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteeEdit

The Hall Of Fame inductee was:



  1. ^ ARIA website includes Silverchair's Frogstomp as a final nominee in the 'Breakthrough Artist – Single' category. Frogstomp won the related 'Breakthrough Artist – Album' category.[1] Silverchair have no single/track named "Frogstomp". ARIA's original nomination list and 1995 Yearbook states "Tomorrow" is the nominee. Other nominees are as ARIA's original nomination list and 1995 Yearbook.
  2. ^ ARIA introduces the 1995 Awards page with a summary section that includes "The Best Pop/Dance Release was this year split into two categories, won by Tina Arena and Itch-e & Scratch-e respectively." The main listing of the awards does not show any information on 'The Best Dance Release' category.[1] However, the winners and nominees were published in ARIA's 1996 Yearbook.[4]
  3. ^ ARIA lists "I've Got a Plan" as the winner of 'Best Adult Contemporary Album' category.[1] "I've Got a Plan" is an album track on Brood.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Winners by Year 1995". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 4 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Australia 1995 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 4 October 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ a b "9th Annual ARIA Awards - Nominations & Winners". Yearbook 1996. Australian Record Industry Association. 1996.
  5. ^ "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 Award', 'Producer of the Year' and 'Option Show Nominations'.

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