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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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Natalie Imbruglia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock
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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
3
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music
4
INXS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock
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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop music, Trip hop, Dance-pop
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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop
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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock
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Brody Dalle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock
10
Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Progressive rock
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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music
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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music
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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
14
Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Melodic Rock, Pop music, Contemporary R&B
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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
16
The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival
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Grinderman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock
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Jet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk
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Daniel Johns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Grunge, Alternative rock, Art rock
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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock, Alternative rock
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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Folk music
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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Rock music, Folk music
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Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Post-grunge