ARIA Music Awards of 2000

The 14th Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards (generally known as the ARIA Music Awards or simply The ARIAS) was held on 24 October 2000 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.[1][2] Presenters distributed 28 awards with the big winner for the year being Killing Heidi with four awards. In addition to the annually presented awards, a "Special Achievement Award" was given to Daryl Somers; an "Outstanding Achievement Award" was received by Slim Dusty and another presented to Tina Arena.[1] There were no ARIA Hall of Fame inductees.[1]

2000 ARIA Music Awards
Date24 October 2000 (2000-10-24)
VenueSydney Entertainment Centre,
Sydney, New South Wales
Television/radio coverage
NetworkNetwork Ten


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

ARIA AwardsEdit

Fine Arts AwardsEdit

Artisan AwardsEdit

Achievement awardsEdit

Outstanding Achievement AwardEdit

  • Tina Arena "for selling in excess of one million albums across Europe."[3]

Arena reflected on the award, "I have been around a long time. I've had an incredible time and I'm still learning many things. Receiving the award is wonderful as it's great to be recognised for the work you put in. I'm very proud." She described her colleagues, "I've worked with some wonderful people in Europe, like Desmond Child (worked with Ricky Martin) and Matthew Wilder (worked with No Doubt)."[3]

  • Slim Dusty "for a career spanning over five decades (100 albums)."[3]

Dusty described his works, "I started making private records in 1942 and got accepted to a recording contract of kind in 1946. It's hard to believe that I've done this many records. I still record very fast, getting the tracks down quickly, and I like to have young people around me in the process."[3]

Special Achievement AwardEdit

  • Daryl Somers "for the contribution that Hey Hey It's Saturday made in providing an outlet for Australian artists to showcase their music."[3] Hey Hey It's Saturday (1971–99) was an Australian TV variety show hosted and co-produced by Somers.

ARIA Hall of Fame inducteesEdit

There were no Hall of Fame inductees.


Performers included:[3]


  1. ^ a b c "ARIA Awards – History: Winners by Year 2000". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 21 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Australia 2000 ARIA Awards". Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 5 December 2009.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Spotlight: ARIA Awards 2000". MediaSearch. October 2000. Archived from the original on 28 April 2003 – via National Library of Australia.

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