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Divinyls’ Chrissy Amphlett To Be Inducted Into Music Victoria Hall Of Fame

Late Divinyls frontwoman Chrissy Amphlett is set to be inducted into The Age Music Victoria Awards Hall Of Fame in November, in recognition of her contribution to the state’s music scene.

Amphlett, who was honoured with a Melbourne laneway named after her in 2015, will be inducted during this year’s The Age Music Victoria Awards on Wednesday, 21st November.

“Chrissy has a Melbourne city street named after her and a mural in her hometown of Geelong, and it’s about time she was inducted into the Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame,” says Music Victoria CEO Patrick Donovan.

“While she may have left us five years ago, her influence lives on in acts such as Amyl and the Sniffers, Ella Hooper and Dallas Frasca.”

Chrissy Amplett’s induction will include a special performance from Ella Hooper with Dallas Frasca, and a speech from Little Pattie.

Amphlett follows in the footsteps of fellow inductees like Molly Meldrum, John Farnham, AC/DC, Olivia Newton John, Archie Roach and Paul Kelly.

Amplett died in April 2013, after living with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Public voting for the 2018 The Age Music Victoria Awards will close at midnight on Friday, 9th November.

The ceremony will take place at Melbourne Recital Centre on Wednesday, 21st November. View the full list of this year’s nominees, below.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018 Nominees


The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Album of 2018 – $10,000 Cash Prize

Camp Cope – How To Socialise & Make Friends

Courtney Barnett – Tell Me How You Really Feel

Laura Jean – Devotion

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Hope Downs

Sampa The Great – Birds And The Bee9

Best Band

Camp Cope

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard


Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tropical F*ck Storm

Best Song

Baker Boy – Marryuna

Camp Cope – The Opener

Courtney Barnett – Nameless, Faceless

Laura Jean – Girls On The TV

Mojo Juju – Native Tongue

Best Solo Artist

Alex Lahey

Angie McMahon

Baker Boy

Courtney Barnett


Laura Jean

Mojo Juju

Sampa The Great

Tash Sultana

Vance Joy

Best Male Musician

Danzal Baker (Baker Boy)

Didirri Peters (Didirri)

Gareth Liddiard (Tropical F*ck Storm)

Jake Robertson (School Damage, Alien Nosejob)

Tom Iansek (No Mono)

Best Female Musician

Courtney Barnett

Erica Dunn (Tropical F*ck Storm, MOD CON, Palm Springs)

Laura Englert (Laura Jean)

Mojo “Juju” Ruiz De Luzuriaga (Mojo Juju)

Sampa Tembo (Sampa The Great)

The Premier’s Prize for the Best Victorian Breakthrough Act of 2018 – $5000 Cash Prize

Angie McMahon

Baker Boy




Best Live Act

Amyl And The Sniffers

Baker Boy

Cable Ties

Courtney Barnett

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Best Small Venue (under 500 capacity)

The Gasometer, Collingwood

Howler, Brunswick

Northcote Social Club, Northcote

The Old Bar, Fitzroy

The Tote, Collingwood

Best Large Venue (over 500 capacity)

170 Russell, Melbourne

Corner Hotel, Richmond

The Croxton Bandroom, Thornbury

Hamer Hall, Southbank

Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank

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