ARIA Awards information for members

Recognising the many achievements of Aussie artists across all music genres, the ARIA Awards are the music industry’s annual night of nights.

The ARIA Awards have come a long way since they were first held in front of 500 industry guests at the Sydney Sheraton Wentworth Hotel in 1987. Three decades later, the ARIAs are now held in front of thousands of guests and broadcast to an audience of millions across Australia and around the world.

We've created this page to give ARIA members a single destination for all ARIA Awards-related information. We'll be updating this page regularly so we recommend you bookmark it so you can easily find the information as you need it.

35th Annual ARIA Awards

Entry Process Key Dates

Entry Period:

Entries will be open to all ARIA Members from Friday 30th July to Friday 13th August 2021.

Eligibility Period:

4 September 2020 to 2 September 2021. Recordings must be released in this period or in one of the previous two eligibility periods to be eligible for entry.

Chart Date Range:

Monday 8 September 2020 to Monday 6 September 2021. In the Award categories where a chart placing is a requirement of entry, these chart dates apply.

ARIA Awards 2021 Entry Documents

Eligibility Criteria & Category Definition

Entry Website Matrix For Members

Guide to Submitting Entries

Blank Statutory Declaration Form - Required for Best Independent Release entries

ARIA Awards Tickets

More information regarding tickets will be released closer to the event.


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The ARIA Awards public website can be found at where you can find information about the history of the Awards, past winners and nominees, and general information about the event.