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List of notable or famous drummers from Australia, with bios and photos, including the top drummers born in Australia and even some popular drummers who immigrated to Australia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Australian drummers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These drummers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known drummer from Australia is included when available.

These people, like Phil Rudd and Virgil Donati include images when available.

This historic drummers from Australia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Australian drummers of note?" and "Who are the most famous drummers from Australia?" These prominent drummers of Australia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Australian drummers.

Use this list of renowned Australian drummers to discover some new drummers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (24 items)
Alex Carapetis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Drummers from Australia
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Alex Carapetis (born 27 April 1982) is a professional drummer and former member of Wolfmother and The Voidz. Alex currently resides in Los Angeles. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 36

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Andy Strachan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Drummers from Australia
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Andrew Douglas Strachan (born 20 August 1974) is an Australian rock musician. In 1994, after growing up in Adelaide, he relocated to Melbourne where in 2000 he became the drummer of alternative rock group, Pollyanna. In 2002, he joined fellow alternative rockers, The Living End, they have issued four Top 5 albums on the ARIA Charts, Modern Artillery (No 3 in 2003), State of Emergency (No. 1 in 2006), White Noise (No. 2 in 2008) and The Ending Is Just the Beginning Repeating (No. 3 in 2011). ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 44

Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Ben Gillies is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Drummers from Australia
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Benjamin David Gillies (born 24 October 1979) is an Australian musician, best known as the drummer of Australian rock band Silverchair from 1992 until the band went on hiatus in 2011. In 2003, Gillies formed Tambalane with Wes Carr, initially as a song-writing project, they released a self-titled album in 2005 and toured Australia but subsequently folded. By June 2011, after Silverchair's disbandment, Gillies was in the final stages of about 12 months of working on his solo album and he said that it was not a continuation of his earlier work with Tambalane. In 2012, he formed Bento, in which he performs lead vocals, and released the band's debut album Diamond Days. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 39

Birthplace: Newcastle, Australia

Cameron Goold is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Drummers from Australia
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