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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the year of 1972. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1972. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. "Teaser and the Firecat" Cat Stevens 1 15
2. "Thick as a Brick" Jethro Tull 1 11
3. "American Pie" Don McLean 1 11
4. "Slade Alive!" Slade 1 12 (pkd #1 in 1972 & 73)
5. "Harvest" Neil Young 1 1
6. "Machine Head Deep Purple 1 2
7. "Led Zeppelin IV" Led Zeppelin 2
8. "Tea for the Tillerman Cat Stevens 2
9. "Nilsson Schmilsson" Nilsson 2
10. "Jesus Christ Superstar" Original Studio Recording 6
11. "Moods" Neil Diamond 4
12. "Catch Bull at Four" Cat Stevens 1 7
13. "Imagine" John Lennon 1 2
14. "School's Out" Alice Cooper 5
15. "Honky Chateau" Elton John 4
16. "Great Hits of the Carpenters" The Carpenters 3
17. "A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...To a Blind Horse" The Faces 4
18. "Never a Dull Moment" Rod Stewart 3
19. "Exile on Main Street" The Rolling Stones 2
20. "America" America 3
21. "Aztecs Live at Sunbury" The Aztecs 4
22. "Paul Simon" Paul Simon 5
23. "Every Picture Tells a Story" Rod Stewart 1 (pkd #1 in 1971)
24. "Wild Life" Wings 3
25. "Fireball" Deep Purple 5

These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 albums for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"

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