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List Rules Vote for the best Australian bands and musical groups!

Who are the best Australian bands? The best bands from Australia you'll find on this list come from a variety of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk, and acoustic. Sometimes known as "Oz Rock," rock n' roll has prevailed in Australia for the past 50 years.  

Three distinct types of rock made their way to the outback between 1955 - 1975. The first wave in the '50s was influenced by both American and British music. Most of the tunes in this era were fairly clean-cut acts, and often appeared on Bandstand. However, the Beatles swooped in shortly after and changed everything. With them came other pop acts, such as The BeeGees and The Easybeats. The third wave occurred in the early '70s, and influenced a new style of rock called "pub rock." The most famous pub rock band to come out of this decade was of course, AC/DC.  

Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Australian musicians to discover some great new bands and artists. Vote up the best Australian bands, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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AC/DC 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock Rock music

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INXS 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
INXS New Wave, Rock music Dance-rock

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Bee Gees 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Bee Gees Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul Disco

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Crowded House 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Crowded House New Wave, Rock music Pop rock

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Men at Work 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Men at Work New Wave, Pop music Rock music

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Tame Impala 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Tame Impala Space rock, Neo-psychedelia Dream pop

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The Church 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
The Church Jangle pop, New Wave Rock music

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Jet 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Jet Pop music, Rock music Garage punk

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Blues-rock, Gothic rock Rock music

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5 Seconds of Summer Pop punk, Pop music

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Icehouse Synthpop, New Wave Pop music

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Midnight Oil 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Midnight Oil Rock music, Alternative rock Progressive rock

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Wolfmother 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Wolfmother Blues-rock, Rock music Neo-psychedelia

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Savage Garden 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Savage Garden Melodic Rock, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Air Supply 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Air Supply Adult contemporary music, Pop music Pop rock

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Little River Band Rock music, Folk rock Pop rock

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Olivia Newton-John 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Olivia Newton-John Country pop, Pop music Soft rock

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Hunters & Collectors 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

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Split Enz New Wave, Pop music Rock music

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Paul Kelly Folk music, Folk rock Acoustic music

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Australian Crawl Pub rock, Pop music Rock music

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Powderfinger 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Powderfinger Rock music, Pop rock Post-grunge

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Empire of the Sun Indie pop, Synthpop New Wave

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Kylie Minogue 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Kylie Minogue Synthpop, Rock music Electronic music

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The Saints 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
The Saints Pop punk, Punk blues Rock music

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Iva Davies 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Iva Davies New Wave, Rock music Electro

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Gotye 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Gotye Trip hop, Experimental rock Alternative rock

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Mondo Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Mondo Rock Rock music, Rock and roll Progressive rock

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The Go-Betweens 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
The Go-Betweens Jangle pop, New Wave Indie rock

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Sia Furler 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Sia Furler Pop music, Trip hop Dance-pop

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Hoodoo Gurus New Wave, Rock music College rock

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Silverchair 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Silverchair Synthpop, Grunge Pop rock

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Cold Chisel 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Cold Chisel Pub rock, Rock music Rock and roll

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Natalie Imbruglia 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Natalie Imbruglia Pop music, Rock music Pop rock

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The Seekers Pop music, Folk music Easy listening

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Divinyls New Wave, Pop music Rock music

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Noiseworks Pub rock, Rock music Pop rock

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The Angels Pub rock, Punk rock Hard rock

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Mental As Anything New Wave, Pop music Rock music

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The Easybeats 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
The Easybeats Rock music, Pop rock Rock and roll

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John Paul Young 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
John Paul Young Pop music

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Eskimo Joe Alternative rock, Indie rock

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The Veronicas Pop punk, Synthpop New Wave

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Skyhooks Rock music, Glam rock Hard rock

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Boy & Bear Folk music, Indie rock

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Spy Vs Spy Pub rock, Ska

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Dragon Pop music, Rock music Progressive rock

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Spiderbait 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Spiderbait Pop music, Post-grunge Alternative rock

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Michael Hutchence 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
Michael Hutchence New Wave, Rock music Alternative rock

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The Temper Trap 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Australian Bands, Ranked
The Temper Trap Alternative rock, Indie rock Post-punk revival