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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Melbourne and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Melbourne, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Melbourne include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Melbourne alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Melbourne are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Melbourne.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Cate Blanchett and Portia de Rossi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Melbourne?” and “Which celebrities are University of Melbourne alumni?”

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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Model, Actor
Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress of screen and stage. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Screen ...more

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Julian Assange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Spokesperson, Programmer, Editor
ulian Paul Assange is an Australian publisher and journalist. He is known as the editor-in-chief of the website WikiLeaks, which he co-founded in 2006 after an earlier career in programming. ...more

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Manfred Clynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Pianist, Inventor, Scientist
Manfred Clynes is a scientist, inventor, and musician. He is best known for his innovations and discoveries in the interpretation of music, and for his contributions to the study of biological ...more

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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
Melissa "Missy" Morrison Higgins is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White, On a Clear Night and The Ol' Razzle ...more

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Harold Holt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician
Harold Edward Holt, CH, was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. Holt spent 32 years in Parliament, including many years as a senior Cabinet Minister, but was Prime ...more

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Barry Humphries was the nominee from 1981 British Academy Television Award for Best Light Entertainment Performance.

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Struan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Researcher
Struan Keith Sutherland AO was an Australian medical researcher who developed effective antivenoms and other treatments for people bitten or stung by venomous Australian wildlife.

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Kirsty Sword Gusmão is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Interpreter, Secretary, Researcher
Kirsty Sword Gusmão is married to Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister and former President of Timor-Leste. She is the founding director of the Alola Foundation, which seeks to improve ...more

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Geoffrey Blainey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Historian, Professor, Researcher
Geoffrey Norman Blainey AC, FAHA, FASSA is a prominent Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience. He is noted for having written ...more

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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at ...more

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Peter Singer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Professor, Philosopher
Peter Albert David Singer, AC is an Australian moral philosopher. He is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, and a Laureate Professor at the Centre for ...more

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Screenwriter
Germaine Greer is an Australian theorist, academic and journalist, who is regarded as having been a major feminist voice of the mid-20th century. She resides in the United Kingdom, where she is ...more

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Ananda Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Businessperson, Film Director
Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan is a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist. Nicknamed A K, currently he is estimated to have a net worth of US$11.7 billion according to Forbes' latest annual ...more

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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor
Hamish Donald Blake is an Australian Gold Logie Award winning comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne. Since 2003, he has worked with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. The ...more

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Ted Baillieu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician, Architect
Edward "Ted" Norman Baillieu was an Australian politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2010 to 2013. He was a Liberal Party of Australia member of the Victorian Legislative ...more

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Samuel L. Braunstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physicist
Samuel Leon Braunstein is a professor in the Computer Science department at the University of York, UK. He is a member of a research group in non-standard computation, and has a particular ...more

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Rodney James Crewther is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist
Rodney James Crewther is a physicist, notable in the field of gauge field theories.

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Graeme Samuel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer
Graeme Julian Samuel AC is an Australian businessman. He was the Managing Director and head of the Melbourne office of M&A advisory firm Greenhill Caliburn, and is a member of the Australian ...more

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Christos Tsiolkas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Christos Tsiolkas is an Australian author of Greek heritage.

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David de Kretser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physician
David Morritz de Kretser, AC is an Australian medical researcher and was Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011.

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Katya Crema is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Athlete, Freestyle skier
Katya Crema is a freestyle skier.

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Creighton Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Journalist, Sailor
Creighton Lee Burns, AO was an Australian journalist and academic, who was editor-in-chief of The Age newspaper in Melbourne from 1981 to 1989.

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A. Richard Newton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist, Engineer
Arthur Richard Newton was the dean of the University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering. Newton was educated at the University of Melbourne and received a BE in 1973 and MEng.Sci in ...more

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Joanna Murray-Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Librettist, Novelist, Screenwriter
Joanna Murray-Smith is a Melbourne based Australian playwright, screenwriter, novelist, librettist and newspaper columnist.