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Australian Alternative Rock Bands List

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Updated March 11, 2020 19.6k views 159 items

List of Australian alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from Australia are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Australian music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Australia. If you think the best Australian alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Examples of bands on this list include Natalie Imbruglia and Michael Hutchence.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from Australia?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Nick Cave and the Bad Se... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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INXS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Grinderman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Jet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Daniel Johns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
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Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List