Metal Australian Hard Rock Bands List

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List of Australian hard rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as hard 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 hard 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 hard 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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of bands in it, like AC/DC and Wolfmother.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hard rock bands from Australia?" and "Which hard rock bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Wolfmother is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Neo-psychedelia

3
INXS is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

4
Rick Springfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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

6
Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

7
Pendulum is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Darkcore, Rock music, Electronic music

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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

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Jet is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Garage punk

10
Daniel Johns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Grunge, Alternative rock, Art rock

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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

12
Phil Rudd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

13
Nic Cester is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage rock, Soft rock

14
Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Emo, Post-grunge

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Airbourne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Pub rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Andrew Stockdale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Neo-psychedelia, Heavy metal, Stoner rock

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Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Rock music, Glam rock, Hard rock

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Catfish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Pub rock, Rock music, Pub rock

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Pseudo Echo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Glam metal, Synthpop, New Wave

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Cold Chisel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Pub rock, Rock music, Rock and roll

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Rolf Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Folk music, Dance music, Comedy music

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Rose Tattoo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Bob Daisley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Folk rock, Heavy metal

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Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Heavy metal, Acid rock, Progressive rock

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Johnny Diesel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Hard Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rock and roll