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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 Julian 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 hacking and ...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.

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Elizabeth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Biochemist, Biologist, Molecular Biologist Professor Elizabeth Helen Blackburn, AC, FRS, FAA, FRSN is an Australian-American biological researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, who studies the telomere, a structure at ...more

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Walter Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Educator, Essayist Sir Walter Logie Forbes Murdoch, KCMG was a prominent Australian academic and essayist famous for his intelligence, wit, and humanity. He was a founding professor of English and former ...more

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Michael Clyne is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Linguist Michael George Clyne, AM, FAHA, FASSA was an Australian linguist, academic and intellectual. He was a scholar in various fields of linguistics, including sociolinguistics, pragmatics, ...more

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David Morgan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Businessperson David Raymond Morgan AO is the former CEO of Westpac Banking Corporation, one of Australia's four major banks and a former Chairman of the Australian Bankers Association.

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Peter Bucknell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Filmmaker, Violist Peter Wentworth Bucknell is an Australian-born filmmaker residing in Manhattan in the United States.

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Peter Isaacson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Publisher, Fighter pilot Peter Stuart Isaacson, AM, DFC, AFC, DFM is an Australian publisher and decorated military pilot. He was owner of Peter Isaacson Publications, the publisher of various trade publications and ...more

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Michael Salla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Ufologists, Writer

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Ainslie Meares is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist Ainslie Dixon Meares was an Australian psychiatrist, scholar of hypnotism, psychotherapist, authority on stress and a prolific author who lived and practised in Melbourne.

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Fulvio Melia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer Fulvio Melia is an Italian-American astrophysicist and author. He is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Arizona and was an Associate Editor of The Astrophysical Journal ...more

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John Behan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Educator Sir John Clifford Valentine Behan was the second warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and the first Victorian Rhodes Scholar. Behan was educated at Caulfield Grammar School ...more

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Graeme S Baker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni

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Andy Lee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian Andrew Thomas Lee is an Australian comedian and musician. He usually works alongside Hamish Blake as part of the comedy duo Hamish & Andy.

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Julia Gillard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician Julia Eileen Gillard is a former Australian politician who served as the 27th Prime Minister of Australia, and the Australian Labor Party leader from 2010 to 2013. She was the first woman to ...more

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Gareth Evans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician, Professor, Barrister Gareth John Evans AC, QC, is an Australian international policymaker and former politician. An academic lawyer and barrister by profession, he represented the Australian Labor Party in the ...more

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Richard Casey, Baron Casey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey KG GCMG CH DSO MC KStJ PC FAA was an Australian politician and diplomat, who served as the colonial governor of Bengal between 1944 and 1946 and as the ...more

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Arthur Rylah is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician, Solicitor Sir Arthur Gordon Rylah, KBE CMG was an Australian politician and lawyer, Deputy Premier of Victoria 1955 to 1971.

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David Kemp is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician David Alistair Kemp, Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives from March 1990 to October 2004, representing the Division of Goldstein, Victoria.

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Isaac Isaacs is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Judge, Politician, Barrister Sir Isaac Alfred Isaacs GCB GCMG KC was an Australian judge and politician who served as the 3rd Chief Justice of Australia and the 9th, and first Australian-born, Governor-General. He had ...more

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John Marden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Educator Dr. John Marden B.A., M.A., LL.D was an Australian Headmaster, pioneer of women's education, and Presbyterian elder.

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John Baker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Soldier General John Stuart Baker, AC DSM was an Australian army general. Entering the Australian Royal Military College, Duntroon in 1954, he rose to the most senior position in the Australian Defence ...more

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Geert Lovink is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Professor Geert Lovink is a Research Professor of Interactive Media at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam and a Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School. From 2004-2013 he was an Associate ...more

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Brendan McKay is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Mathematician, Computer scientist Brendan Damien McKay is a Professor in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He has published extensively in combinatorics. McKay received a Ph.D. in ...more

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Chris Wallace-Crabbe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Poet, Essayist Christopher Keith "Chris" Wallace-Crabbe AM is an Australian poet and emeritus professor in the Australian Centre, University of Melbourne.

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Anthony Goldbloom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Anthony Goldbloom Businessperson Anthony John Goldbloom is the founder and CEO of Kaggle, a Silicon Valley start-up which has used predictive modeling competitions to solve problems for NASA, Wikipedia, Ford and Deloitte. ...more

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Joseph Lade Pawsey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer, Engineer Joseph Lade Pawsey was an Australian scientist, radiophysicist and radio astronomer.