bands/musicians 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
Natalie Imbruglia 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
Michael Hutchence New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
INXS New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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Silverchair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge, Pop rock

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Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Sia Furler 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
Tame Impala 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
Nick Cave 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
Brody Dalle Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Midnight Oil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Midnight Oil 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
Delta Goodrem Adult contemporary music, Ballad, Pop music

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Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Pendulum Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Crowded House New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Savage Garden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Savage Garden 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
Sick Puppies Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
The Temper Trap 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
Grinderman Noise rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Jet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Jet 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
Daniel Johns Grunge, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Newsboys is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Newsboys 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
The Vines 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
Missy Higgins Indie, Pop music, Folk music

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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
The Veronicas Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

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Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Bernard Fanning 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
Emma Anzai Rock music, Emo, Post-grunge

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Foetus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Foetus 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
The Grates 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
The John Butler Trio Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Gyroscope Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Craig Nicholls Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

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Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Operator Please 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
The Church 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
The Scientists Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge

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Epicure is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Epicure Alternative rock

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Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Tammin Sursok 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
The Living End Pop punk, Ska punk, Psychobilly

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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Regurgitator 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
The Cat Empire Indie, Ska, Rock music

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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Darren Middleton 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
Paul Dempsey Folk music, Alternative rock

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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Ian Haug Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Kate MillerÔÇÉHeidke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Kate MillerÔÇÉHeidke 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
Augie March Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Taxiride is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Taxiride 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
Jon Hume 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
Ryan Griffiths 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
John Collins Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Sunnyboys is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Sunnyboys 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
Violent Soho Garage rock, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Skunkhour is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Australian Alternative Rock Bands List
Skunkhour Hip hop music, Acid jazz, Alternative rock