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Australian Alternative Rock Bands List

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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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Foetus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
No wave, Experimental rock, Industrial music
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The Grates is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock
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The John Butler Trio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music
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Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge
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Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music
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The Church is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music
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The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge
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Epicure is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Alternative rock
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Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Ballad
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The Living End is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly
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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music
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The Cat Empire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie, Ska, Rock music
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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Paul Dempsey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Folk music, Alternative rock
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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Kate Miller‐Heidke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
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Augie March is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Taxiride is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pub rock, Garage rock, Acoustic music
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Jon Hume is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock
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Ryan Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Post-grunge
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
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Sunnyboys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock
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Violent Soho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Grunge, Post-grunge
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Skunkhour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Acid jazz, Alternative rock