Chart Calculations

The aim of the ARIA Charts is to reflect and inform consumer choice in a dynamic way.  All but one of the ARIA charts are based on retail recorded music sales within Australia from a broad sample of music retailers across the country.  The exception is the ARIA Club Chart, which is based on reports by working DJs across Australia.  None of the ARIA Charts are based on or contain radio airplay information.

ARIA membership is not a prerequisite for the inclusion of specific releases in the ARIA charts, but products must meet the various eligibility rules.

The following is an overview of how the ARIA Charts are prepared:

This is an overview of the chart preparation procedure only. Full details on the procedure are set out in the Code of Practice for ARIA Charts.

Code of Practice for ARIA Charts (PDF)