List of Famous Bands from Australia

This Australian musicians list (ranked by their level of fame) includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Australian bands are included, as well as many Australia musicians of underground status. 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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  • Thundering onto the global music scene in the early 1970s, AC/DC remains one of Australia's most iconic and enduring rock bands. With a raw and distinctive hard-rock sound, they carved out a unique niche for themselves that transcended genres and generations. The unforgettable lead guitar riffs, coupled with the soulful and powerful vocals of  Bon Scott and Brian Johnson, propelled this group to international superstardom. From iconic anthems like "Back in Black" to the electrifying live performances, AC/DC truly exemplifies what it means to be one of the best bands from Australia.

  • Undoubtedly one of Australia's most successful pop stars, Kylie Minogue's impressive career has spanned over three decades. Her infectious dance-pop tunes and sultry voice have won the hearts of millions around the world, earning her numerous accolades, critical acclaim, and music industry longevity. From her initial rise to fame as a soap opera actress, to her transformation into a bona fide pop princess with smash hits like "Can't Get You Out of My Head," Kylie's versatility and ability to reinvent herself have ensured her continued relevance and universal appeal.

  • Few bands can claim to have revolutionized multiple music genres quite like the Bee Gees. Originally hailing from the Isle of Man, these Australian-raised brothers - Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb - crafted timeless harmonies and penned unforgettable melodies that became synonymous with the disco era. Their foray into pop, R&B, and even country showcased their extraordinary talent as songwriters and performers, and their unmistakable falsetto-driven sound resonates even today. With over 220 million records sold, the Bee Gees' ability to adapt, innovate, and create a lasting legacy of chart-topping hits makes them an undeniable part of Australia's musical pantheon.

  • Blending innate talent with charm and a powerful voice, Olivia Newton-John effortlessly conquered both the music and film industry in the 1970s and 1980s. Born in England but raised in Australia, her initial success as a country-pop singer allowed her to transition into mainstream pop with hits such as "Physical" and of course, her unforgettable role as Sandy in the iconic movie musical Grease. With multiple Grammy awards and decades of continuous collaboration and reinvention, Olivia Newton-John remains a shining example of an Australian artist who truly defies the test of time.

  • Captivating audiences with her ethereal beauty and emotive songs, Natalie Imbruglia burst onto the international music scene in the late 1990s. The Australian-born singer-songwriter first gained recognition for her heart-wrenching hit "Torn," which quickly became a global phenomenon. Her blend of folk, pop, and alternative influences paired with her introspective songwriting and striking stage presence helped cement her status as a lasting talent in a fleeting industry. Natalie's continued success in both music and acting is a testament to her undeniable charisma and creativity.

  • Country music aficionados can't help but tip their hats to Australian superstar Keith Urban. Having made a mark on the genre with his innovative blend of country, rock, and pop, he's garnered legions of devoted fans around the globe. Exceptional guitar skills and heartfelt, relatable lyrics are cornerstones of his sound, helping him achieve a multitude of chart-topping hits and prestigious awards. As a judge on American Idol and a tireless performer, Keith Urban's influence continues to grow, solidifying his place among Australia's most accomplished artists.