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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.

  • 1


    Blues-rock, Boogie rock

    AlbumsBack in Black, Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, The Razors Edge, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

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

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  • 2

    Kylie Minogue

    Synthpop, Rock music

    AlbumsFever, Light Years, Rhythm of Love, Kylie's Remixes Vol.1, Enjoy Yourself

    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

    AlbumsSaturday Night Fever, Main Course, Spirits Having Flown, Living Eyes, Size Isn't Everything

    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

    AlbumsXanadu, Grease, The Christmas Collection, The Definitive Collection, Christmas Wish

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

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  • 5

    Natalie Imbruglia

    Pop music, Rock music

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

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

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  • 6

    Keith Urban

    Country pop, Contemporary Country

    AlbumsBe Here, Get Closer, Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing, Defying Gravity

    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

    AlbumsMichael Hutchence, A Straight Line

    Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian...  more

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  • 8

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

    Blues-rock, Gothic rock

    AlbumsNo More Shall We Part, Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus, Nocturama, The Boatman's Call, Dig

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

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  • 9


    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsWolfmother, Wolfmother EP, Cosmic Egg, COSMIC EGG (DELUXE EDITION), Woman

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

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  • 10


    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsKick, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, Never Tear Us Apart, Live Baby Live

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

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  • 11

    Rick Springfield

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsLiving in Oz, Jessie's Girl, Venus in Overdrive, Shock/Denial/Anger/Acceptance, Success Hasn't Spoiled Me Yet

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

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  • 12


    Synthpop, New Wave

    AlbumsIcehouse, The Berlin Tapes, Masterfile, Primitive Man, Man of Colours

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

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  • 13


    Synthpop, Grunge

    AlbumsNeon Ballroom, Diorama, Freak Show, Frogstomp, Freak

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

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  • 14


    Pop, Electropop

    AlbumsSome People Have Real Problems, Don't Bring Me Down E.P, OnlySee, Colour the Small One, We Are Born

    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

    AlbumsInnerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown Syndrome

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

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  • 16

    Nick Cave

    Gothic rock, Garage rock

    AlbumsNick 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

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

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  • 17

    Brody Dalle

    Garage rock, Alternative rock

    AlbumsDiploid Love, Meet the Foetus / Oh the Joy

    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

    AlbumsDiesel and Dust, 10,9,8,7

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

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  • 19

    Andy Gibb

    Disco, Pop music

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

    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

    AlbumsInnocent Eyes, Mistaken Identity, Delta, Innocent Eyes, Child of the Universe

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

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  • 21


    Darkcore, Rock music

    AlbumsImmersion, Hold Your Colour, Hold Your Colour (Bipolar vocal mix), In Silico, Jungle Sound: The Bassline Strikes Back!

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

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  • 22

    Dead Can Dance

    Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock

    AlbumsAion, The Serpent's Egg, Spleen and Ideal, Into the Labyrinth, Sambatiki

    Dead Can Dance is an English-Australian musical project that formed in 1981 in Melbourne by...  more

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  • 23

    Little River Band

    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsAfter Hours, Test of Time, First Under the Wire, Monsoon, Time Exposure

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

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  • 24

    Men at Work

    New Wave, Pop music

    AlbumsBusiness as Usual, Cargo, '81 - '85 / Business as Usual, Two Hearts, The Best of Men at Work

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

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  • 25

    Empire of the Sun

    Synth-Pop,  Dance-Rock

    AlbumsWalking on a Dream, Ice on the Dune, Standing on the Shore, Alive (Remixes), Without You

    Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo from Sydney, formed in 2007. The duo...  more

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