Recognising the people, acts and organisations that have significantly shaped WA's fine music history.

The Hall of Fame recognises those members of the industry who have made an outstanding contribution to WA contemporary music over their career. Various WAM Awards of similar focus acknowledged this before the WAM Hall of Fame awards officially came into being in 2004. It is an award judged both by WAM (in fact the only award we have any input into) and the industry members’ peers. Hall Of Famers traditionally are inducted as part of the WA Music Awards ceremony.

 

1985
Golden Rock Award, Joe Cipriani

1989
Golden Rock Award, Brian Peacock

1990
Golden Rock Award, Steve Gordon

1991
Golden WAMi for Contribution to the Industry, David Gerard

1992
Golden WAMi for Contribution to the Industry, Michael Dwyer
Rock ‘n’ Roll of Renown, Dave Warner

1993
Golden WAMi for Contribution to the Industry, Peter Woodward
Rock ‘n’ Roll of Renown, John Meyer
Rock ‘n’ Roll of Renown, Shirley (nee Smith) Pochee
Rock ‘n’ Roll of Renown, Anna Gare
Rock ‘n’ Roll of Renown, Dom Mariani

1994
Golden WAMi Award, Mark Genge
Rock ‘N’ Roll of Renown, Kim Salmon
Rock ‘N’ Roll of Renown, Suze Demarchi
Rock ‘N’ Roll of Renown, Steve Tallis
Rock ‘N’ Roll of Renown, Lucky Oceans
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, Richard Lane

1995
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, Bob Gordon

1996
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, RTRFM

1997
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, RTRFM

1998
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, RTRFM

1999
Kiss My WAMi Award for Contribution to the Industry, Bob Gordon

2000
Golden WAMi For Contribution to the Industry, presented to Brett Rowe

2001
Golden WAMi Award, Mark Genge

2002
Golden WAMi Award, Mark Genge

2003
Golden WAMi Award Luke Rinaldi

2005
Bon Scott (posthumous)
Dave Hole
Martin Clarke

2006
David McComb (posthumous)
The Pigram Brothers
James Baker

2007
The Farriss Brothers

2009
Dave Faulkner

2010
Matt Taylor

2011
Shaun O’Callaghan (posthumous)
The Waifs
Pete Carroll

2012
Tim Minchin
Robert Hunter
Paul Bodlovich

2013
Ken ‘Squasha’ Knight

2014
Philip Stevens
Martyn P. Casey

2015
Paul Sloan
Helen Matthews

2016
Rick Steele
The Triffids