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The 12th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 20 October 1998 at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre.[1][2] Presenters, including Democrats deputy leader Natasha Stott Despoja and former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year being Natalie Imbruglia with six awards.[1]

1998 ARIA Music Awards
Date20 October 1998 (1998-10-20)
VenueSydney Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten

In addition to previous categories, "Outstanding Achievement Award" was presented to Savage Garden.[1] The ARIA Hall of Fame inducted: The Angels and The Masters Apprentices.[1]

Ceremony detailsEdit


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

ARIA AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

Outstanding Achievement AwardEdit

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteesEdit



  1. ^ ARIA lists this entry as "The Boys for Necks - The".[1]
  2. ^ ARIA lists Dave Dobson as one of three artists for "Now Until the Break of Day".[1] Opera tenor, David Hobson is described as a 1998 ARIA Award winner.[3]
  3. ^ The Shits were a duo renamed as Happyland consisting of (then) domestic partners Quan Yeomans of Regurgitator and Janet English of Spiderbait.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 1998: 12th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Australia 1998 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ "David Hobson – Opera Singer". Professional singer biography. Emily Tapp Melanoma Foundation Inc. Retrieved 1 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Happyland > Overview". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 April 2010.

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