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List of Famous Bands from Australia

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List of Australia bands, listed by their level of fame. This Australia musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Australia bands are included, as well as many Australia musicians of underground status. This list of Australia musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Australia bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

The list you're viewing is made up of top Australian bands like AC/DC and famous Australian singers like Kylie Minogue. This list chronicles the most popular old Australian bands, singers, and duos, as well as good modern Australian music groups from the 2000s and beyond. 

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Australia?", "Who are the best female or male Australian singers?", or "Which Australian music acts made the best songs?", then this great Australian bands list will answer your questions.

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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Back in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, The Razors Edge, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, + more

AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to ...more

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Synthpop, Rock music & Electronic music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Fever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love, Kylie's Remixes Vol.1, Enjoy Yourself, + more

Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, Minogue has been known for reinventing herself ...more

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Saturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown, Living Eyes, Size Isn't Everything, + more

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. The trio were especially successful as a popular music act in the late ...more

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Country pop, Pop music & Soft rock; Nationality: United Kingdom

Albums: Xanadu, Grease, The Christmas Collection, The Definitive Collection, Christmas Wish, + more

Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, dancer, and activist. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five ...more

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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Pop rock; Nationality: Australia

Albums: White Lilies Island, Counting Down the Days, Left of the Middle, Come to Life, Glorious: The Singles 97-07, + more

Natalie Jane Imbruglia ( im-BROO-lee-ə, Italian: [imˈbruʎʎa]; born 4 February 1975) is an Australian-British singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in ...more

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Country pop, Contemporary Country & Country rock; Nationality: New Zealand

Albums: Be Here, Get Closer, Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing, Defying Gravity, + more

Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and record producer well known for his work in country music. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and ...more

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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: New Wave, Rock music & Alternative rock; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Michael Hutchence, A Straight Line

Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician, singer-songwriter and actor who co-founded the rock band INXS, which sold over 60 million records ...more

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Nick Cave and the Bad Se... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: No More Shall We Part, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, Nocturama, The Boatman's Call, Dig, + more

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by vocalist Nick Cave, multi-instrumentalist Mick Harvey and guitarist Blixa Bargeld. The band has featured ...more

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Wolfmother, Wolfmother EP, Cosmic Egg, COSMIC EGG (DELUXE EDITION), Woman, + more

Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 2004, the group is centred around vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, who is the only constant member of ...more

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Kick, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, Never Tear Us Apart, Live Baby Live, + more

INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band's founding members were bassist Garry Gary ...more

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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Pop music, Rock music & Pop rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Living in Oz, Jessie's Girl, Venus in Overdrive, Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet, + more

Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor, known by his stage name Rick Springfield. He was a member of the pop rock group Zoot from 1969 to ...more

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Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Icehouse, The Berlin Tapes, Masterfile, Primitive Man, Man of Colours, + more

Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in Australia for their pub rock style, they later achieved mainstream success playing new wave and ...more

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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Neon Ballroom, Diorama, Freak Show, Frogstomp, Freak, + more

Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in Merewether, Newcastle with Ben Gillies on drums, Daniel Johns on vocals and guitars, and Chris Joannou on ...more

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Indie pop and Electronica; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Some People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born, + more

Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more

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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Innerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown Syndrome, + more

Tame Impala is the psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, from Perth, Australia, and signed to Modular Recordings. The band rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of its debut album ...more

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Gothic rock, Garage rock & Alternative rock; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Nick Cave i przyjaciele: W moich ramionach, And the Ass Saw the Angel, Lawless, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Here Comes the Sun, + more

Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional actor, best known for fronting the rock band Nick Cave ...more

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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Garage rock, Alternative rock & Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Diploid Love, Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy

Brody Dalle (born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson; 1 January 1979) is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist. Dalle began playing music in her adolescence, and moved to Los Angeles, California ...more

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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Diesel and Dust, 10, 9, 8, 7, + more

Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter Garrett (vocals, harmonica), Rob Hirst (drums), Jim Moginie (guitar, keyboard), Martin ...more

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Disco and Pop music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Flowing Rivers, After Dark, Shadow Dancing, Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Andy Gibb, + more

Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol. He was the younger brother of the Bee Gees: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Gibb came ...more

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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Ballad & Pop music; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Innocent Eyes, Mistaken Identity, Delta, Innocent Eyes, Child of the Universe, + more

Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Goodrem signed to Sony Music at the age of 15 and released her debut album, Innocent Eyes (2003), which ...more

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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Immersion, Hold Your Colour, Hold Your Colour (Bipolar vocal mix), In Silico, Jungle Sound: The Bassline Strikes Back!, + more

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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Aion, The Serpent's Egg, Spleen and Ideal, Into the Labyrinth, Sambatiki, + more

Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry. The band relocated to London, England, in May 1982. Australian music ...more

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Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: After Hours, Test of Time, First Under the Wire, Monsoon, Time Exposure, + more

The Little River Band is a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The band chose its name after passing a road sign leading to the Victorian township of Little River, near ...more

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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Business as Usual, Cargo, '81 - '85 / Business as Usual, Two Hearts, The Best of Men at Work, + more

Men at Work was an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was Colin Hay on lead vocals; he formed the group with Jerry Speiser on drums and Ron Strykert on lead ...more

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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia

Albums: Walking on a Dream, Ice on the Dune, Standing on the Shore, Alive (Remixes), Without You, + more

Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007. The duo consists of longtime collaborators Luke Steele of alternative rock act The Sleepy Jackson, and Nick ...more

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