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List of Australian Post-punk bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Post-punk 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 Post-punk 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 Post-punk band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and INXS are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular Post-punk bands from Australia?" and "Which Post-punk bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Blues-rock, Gothic rock, Rock music

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INXS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
INXS New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock

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Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Icehouse Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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Nick Cave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Nick Cave Gothic rock, Garage rock, Alternative rock

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Dead Can Dance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Dead Can Dance Neoclassical Dark Wave, Gothic rock, New Age music

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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
The Temper Trap Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

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Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Cut Copy Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

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The Birthday Party is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
The Birthday Party Gothic rock, Deathrock, Punk rock

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Foetus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Foetus No wave, Experimental rock, Industrial music

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The Church is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
The Church Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
The Scientists Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge

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Love of Diagrams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Love of Diagrams No wave, Indie rock, Post-punk

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Crime and the City Solution is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Crime and the City Solution Art rock, Art punk, Post-punk

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Sunnyboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Sunnyboys Power pop, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Mick Harvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Mick Harvey Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Ikon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Ikon Gothic rock, Electronic music, Dark wave

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The Primitive Calculators is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
The Primitive Calculators Synthpunk, Rock music, Noise music

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My Disco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
My Disco Dance music, Minimalism, Indie rock

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Bird Blobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Bird Blobs Garage rock, Post-punk

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Tracy Pew is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Tracy Pew Rock music, Rock and roll, Punk rock

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A Friend of Mine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List

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Scattered order is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Scattered order Electronic dance music, Experimental music, Electronica

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Big Electric Cat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Post-punk Bands List
Big Electric Cat Gothic rock, Dark wave, Post-punk