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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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    Blues-rock, Boogie rock
    AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus...  more

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    Kylie Minogue

    Synthpop, Rock music
    Kylie Ann Minogue, (; born 28 May 1968), also known mononymously as Kylie, is an Australian...  more

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  • 3

    Bee Gees

    Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul
    The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their lineup consisted of brothers Barry,...  more

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  • 4

    Olivia Newton-John

    Country pop, Pop music
    Olivia Newton-John, (born 26 September 1948) is an English-Australian singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Natalie Imbruglia

    Pop music, Rock music
    Natalie Jane Imbruglia (born 4 February 1975) is an Australian-British singer-songwriter,...  more

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    Keith Urban

    Country pop, Contemporary Country
    Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand singer, songwriter and record...  more

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  • 7

    Michael Hutchence

    New Wave, Rock music
    Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian...  more

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    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Blues-rock, Gothic rock
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are an Australian rock band formed in Melbourne in 1983 by...  more

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    Blues-rock, Rock music
    Wolfmother are an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Formed in 2004, the...  more

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    New Wave, Rock music
    INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in...  more

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    Rick Springfield

    Pop music, Rock music
    Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor,...  more

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  • 12


    Synthpop, New Wave
    Icehouse is an Australian rock band, formed as Flowers in 1977 in Sydney. Initially known in...  more

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  • 13


    Synthpop, Grunge
    Silverchair were an Australian rock band, which formed in 1992 as Innocent Criminals in...  more

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  • 14


    Pop, Electropop
    Sia Kate Isobelle Furler (born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter, voice...  more

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  • 15

    Tame Impala

    Indie rock, Psychedelic pop
    Tame Impala is the psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, from Perth, Australia, and...  more

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    Nick Cave

    Gothic rock, Garage rock
    Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter,...  more

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    Brody Dalle

    Garage rock, Alternative rock
    Brody Dalle (born Bree Joanna Alice Robinson; 1 January 1979) is an Australian...  more

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  • 18

    Midnight Oil

    Rock music, Alternative rock
    Midnight Oil (known informally as "The Oils") are an Australian rock band composed of Peter...  more

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    Andy Gibb

    Disco, Pop music
    Andrew Roy Gibb (5 March 1958 – 10 March 1988) was an English singer, songwriter, performer,...  more

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  • 20

    Delta Goodrem

    Adult contemporary music, Ballad
    Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress....  more

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  • 21


    Darkcore, Rock music
    A pendulum is a body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth...  more

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    Dead Can Dance

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock
    Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by...  more

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    Little River Band

    Rock music, Folk rock
    The Little River Band is a rock band originally formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1975. The...  more

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    Men at Work

    New Wave, Pop music
    Men at Work was an Australian rock band, which formed in 1978. Their founding mainstay was...  more

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    Empire of the Sun

    Synth-Pop,  Dance-Rock
    Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007. The duo...  more

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