The Australian Recording Industry Association (commonly known as ARIA) is a trade group representing the Australian recording industry which was established in 1983 by six major record companies, EMI, Festival, CBS, RCA, WEA and Universal replacing the Association of Australian Record Manufacturers (AARM) which was formed in 1956. It oversees the collection, administration and distribution of music licenses and royalties.
ARIA Music Awards
The Wiggles have been nominated at the ARIA Music Awards several times for the category of Best Children's Album. Below is a list of every year they were nominated (including years they did not win), with the winner at the top of the list in bold.
In 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, Hi-5 won Best Children's Album, in 2013 & 2018, Justine Clarke won Best Children's Album, in 2015, Sam Moran won Best Children's Album, and finally, in 2019, Dan Sultan won Best Children's Album. Note that even though The Wiggles collaborated with Jimmy Barnes on Och Aye the G'Nu!, which won in 2017, the ARIA Awards website lists Jimmy Barnes as the only nominee for the album. 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, & 1999 are the only years that The Wiggles were never nominated, to date.
October 20, 1995
- The Wiggles - Big Red Car
- Adelaide Symphony Orchestra - Dream Child
- Cinderella Acapella - Cinderella Acapella
- Franciscus Henri - I'm Hans Christian Anderson
- Play School - Oomba Baroomba
September 30, 1996
- The Wiggles - Wake Up Jeff!
- Bananas In Pyjamas - It's Singing Time!
- Peter Combe - Little Groover
- Gillian Eastoe - Extra Awesome Intergalactical Expedition
- Christine Hutchinson - Grand Fairies Ball
October 20, 1998
- The Wiggles - Toot Toot!
- The Flowerpot Gang - Happy Little Flower Pots
- The Hooley Dooleys - Ready, Set... Go!
- George Spartels - Let's Go Out
- Don Spencer - Australian Classics
October 24, 2000
- Hi-5 - Jump & Jive With Hi-5
- The Flowerpot Gang - Flower Pot Gang
- Mister Whiskers - Monkey Business
- Play School - Hullabaloo
- The Wiggles - It's A Wiggly Wiggly World!
October 30, 2001
- Hi-5 - It's A Party
- The Hooley Dooleys - Keep On Dancing
- The Wiggles - Hoop-Dee-Doo It's A Wiggly Party
- Monica Trapaga - I Love The Zoo
- George Spartels & The Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted By Sean O'Boyle - George Meets The Orchestra
October 15, 2002
- Hi-5 - Boom Boom Beat
- The Hooley Dooleys - Roll Up! Roll Up!
- The Star Girls - The Star Girls From Planet Groove
- The Wiggles - Wiggly Safari
- Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Sean O'Boyle - Symphony Of Lullabies
October 21, 2003
- Hi-5 - Celebrate
- Play School - Hip Hip Hooray
- The Saddle Club - On Top Of The World
- The Wiggles - Whoo Hoo! Wiggly Gremlins!
- The Wiggles - Go To Sleep Jeff!
October 17, 2004
- Hi-5 - Holiday
- Amica - Life Is Fun
- The Hooley Dooleys - Wonderful
- The Saddle Club - Friends Forever
- The Wiggles - Top Of The Tots
October 23, 2005
- The Wiggles - LIVE Hot Potatoes!
- Bananas In Pyjamas - Sing & Be Happy
- Hi-5 - Making Music
- The Hooley Dooleys - Super Dooper
- Sean O'Boyle - Hush Little Baby
October 29, 2006
- The Wiggles - Racing To The Rainbow
- Hi-5 - Wish Upon A Star
- Justine Clarke - I Like To Sing!
- The Fairies - Fairy Magic
- The Hooley Dooleys - Smile
October 28, 2007
- The Wiggles - Pop Go The Wiggles!
- Bindi Irwin - Bindi Kid Fitness With Steve Irwin & The Crocmen
- Christine Anu - Chrissy's Island Family
- Coco's Lunch - Rat Trap Snap
- Hi-5 - Wow!
- The Fairies - Fairy Beach
October 19, 2008
- The Wiggles - You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
- The Fairies - Fairy Fun, Fun, Fun
- Hi-5 - Planet Earth (Deluxe Edition)
- Jay Laga'aia - Come Dance & Sing
- Justine Clarke - Songs To Make You Smile
November 26, 2009
- The Wiggles - Go Bananas!
- Bindi Irwin - Bindi Kid Fitness 2 Jungle Dance Party
- The Fairies - Princess Perfect
- Georgie Parker - Here Comes The Sun
- The Saddle Club - Best Friends
November 7, 2010
- The Wiggles - Let's Eat!
- Greta Bradman - Forest Of Dreams - Classical Lullabies To Get Lost In
- Jay Laga'aia - I Can Play Anything
- Justine Clarke - Great Big World
- Little Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill & The Little Hillbillies - Little Kasey Chambers, Poppa Bill & The Little Hillbillies
November 27, 2011
- The Wiggles - Ukulele Baby!
- Dirtgirlworld - Dig It
- Hi-5 - Turn The Music Up!
- Holly Throsby - See!
- Play School - Let's Play Together
November 29, 2012
- The Wiggles - Surfer Jeff
- Bananas In Pyjamas - Playtime!
- Dirtgirlworld - Dirtgirl Rocks The Planet
- Hi-5 - Sing It Loud
- Rhys Muldoon - I'm Not Singing
December 1, 2013
- Justine Clarke - A Little Day Out With Justine Clarke
- Giggle & Hoot - Claw Clapping Tunes
- Jay Laga'aia - Ten In The Bed
- Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam
- The Wiggles - Taking Off!
November 26, 2014
- The Wiggles - Apples & Bananas
- Alex Papps - Let's Put The Beat In Our Feet
- Ali McGregor - Ali McGregor's Jazzamatazz
- Jay Laga'aia - Christmas At Jay's Place
- Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam - We're Gonna Dance!
November 26, 2015
- Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam - BOO!
- Giggle & Hoot - Hootastic Tunes
- Play School - Favourite Things - Songs & Nursery Rhymes From Play School
- Rhys Muldoon - Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good
- The Wiggles - Rock & Roll Preschool
November 23, 2016
- The Wiggles - Wiggle Town!
- Justine Clarke - Pyjama Jam!
- Pat Davern - Alexander The Elephant In Zanzibar
- Play School - Famous Friends - Celebrating 50 Years Of Play School
- Sam Moran - Play Along With Sam - BEST. DAY. EVER!
November 28, 2017
- Jimmy Barnes - Och Aye The G'Nu!
- Lah-Lah - Having Fun!
- Peter Combe - Live It Up
- The Idea Of North, Lior & Elena Kats-Chernin - A Piece Of Quiet (The Hush Collection, Vol. 16)
- The Wiggles - The Wiggles' Duets
November 28, 2018
- Justine Clarke - The Justine Clarke Show!
- Lah-Lah - 10th Birthday Party
- Sam Moran - Santa's Coming!
- Teeny Tiny Stevies - Helpful Songs For Little People
- The Wiggles - Wiggle Pop!
November 27, 2019
- Dan Sultan - Nali & Friends
- Kamil Ellis & Ensemble Offspring - Classic Kids - Music For The Dreaming
- Regurgitator's PoGoGo Show - The Really, Really, Really, Really Boring Album
- The Beanies - Imagination Station
- The Wiggles - Party Time!
Other Awards That The Wiggles Won
- Outstanding Achievement Award (October 21, 2003)
- ARIA Hall Of Fame (November 27, 2011)