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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
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music
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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#17 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s #5 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best AC/DC Songs of All Time

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music
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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#199 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Time #203 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Kylie Minogue Albums of All Time

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Bee Gees is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco
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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#22 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #239 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80sfeaturing The Best Bee Gees Albums of All Time

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Country pop, Pop music, Soft rock
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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#121 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #65 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Timefeaturing The Best Olivia Newton-John Albums of All Time

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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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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#364 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Time #176 of 974 The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Country pop, Contemporary Country, Country rock
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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#1,536 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #114 of 334 The Top Country Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Keith Urban Albums of All Time

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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
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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#178 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #107 of 714 The Best Rock Vocalists

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Nick Cave and the Bad Se... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music
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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#1,470 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #215 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famefeaturing The Best Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Albums of All Time

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia
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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#1,434 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #113 of 329 The Best Bands With Animal Names #56 of 164 The Best Neo-Psychedelia Bands

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
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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#168 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #45 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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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#125 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s #286 of 714 The Best Rock Vocalistsfeaturing The Best Rick Springfield Songs

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Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
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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#840 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #215 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock
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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#1,098 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #246 of 411 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s #35 of 81 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Indie pop, Electronica
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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#73 of 453 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #156 of 299 The Greatest Living Rock Songwritersfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. Sia

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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Indie rock, Psychedelic pop
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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#133 of 329 The Best Bands With Animal Names #26 of 570 The Most Hipster Bandsfeaturing The Best Tame Impala Albums, Ranked

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock
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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#472 of 1,057 The Best Singers of All Time #804 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Albums of All Time

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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock
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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#125 of 159 The Best Female Rock Singers #27 of 27 Celebrities Who Self-Harm

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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
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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#485 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #223 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Famefeaturing The Best Midnight Oil Albums of All Time

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Andy Gibb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Disco, Pop music
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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#93 of 298 The (Male) Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like #21 of 51 The Greatest Rock Stars Who Died Before 40

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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music
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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#49 of 230 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years #210 of 277 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time

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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music
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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music
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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#439 of 632 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time #641 of 2,218 The Best Rock Bands of All Timefeaturing The Best Dead Can Dance Albums of All Time

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Little River Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock
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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#138 of 283 Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame #156 of 381 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980sfeaturing The Best Little River Band Albums of All Time

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Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
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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#468 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #30 of 505 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80sfeaturing The Best Men At Work Songs

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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Australia
Synth-Pop,  Dance-Rock,  Electronic Rock
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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