The Best Australian Singers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Nick Cave Nick Cave

Oh PUHLEEZ! No one on this list is the best Australian singer of all time. They're not even great singers... & I'm an Australian!

A Genius...period.

Should be much more higher

His music, a path through decades towards...

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2 John Farnham John Farnham John Peter Farnham, Jr., formerly billed as Johnny Farnham from his professional debut in 1967 until 1980, is an English-born Australian pop singer.

He is NOT The Voice and that song is horrible!

John Farnham is a singers singer

He earned the nickname "The Voice" for a reason! I'm a massive fan of his voice. - Metal_Treasure

John Farnham is a National treasure a true vocalist singers singer. His vocal range is respected I would definitely put John Farnhsm next to Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant went come down to vocal diversity in Rock and pop music

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3 Barry Gibb - The Bee Gees Barry Gibb - The Bee Gees Barry Alan Crompton Gibb is a British singer, songwriter and record producer who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the group Bee Gees, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed groups in the history of popular music.

Jesus Christ its Barry Gibb get over it. Doesn't matter if he's English, Mexican, commie he's part of the bee gees

Barry Gibb recording career started in Brisbane Australia The Bee Gee first hits and their first number 1 Spicks & Specs was in Australia.

Barry Gibb is NOT Australian!

How many times does it need to be said. BARRY GIBB IS NOT AUSTRALIAN! He's ENGLISH!

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4 Bon Scott - AC/DC Bon Scott - AC/DC Ronald Belford "Bon" Scott was a Scottish-born Australian rock musician, best known for being the lead singer and lyricist of Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his death in 1980. He was born in Forfar and lived in Kirriemuir, Scotland, for 5 years before moving to Melbourne, Australia, more.


5 Jimmy Barnes - Cold Chisel & Solo Jimmy Barnes - Cold Chisel & Solo James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
6 Michael Hutchence - INXS Michael Hutchence - INXS Michael Kelland John Hutchence (22 January 1960 – 22 November 1997) was an Australian musician and actor. He was a founding member, lead singer and lyricist of rock band INXS from 1977 until his death in 1997.

Watch or listen to Live Baby Live, that's how its done - marazico

7 Darren Hayes

A legend!

8 Andrew Stockdale Andrew Stockdale Andrew James Stockdale is an Australian rock musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, lead guitarist and only mainstay member of the rock band Wolfmother, which formed in 2000. In 2007, alongside his Wolfmother bandmates, he won 'Songwriter of the Year' at the APRA Awards.

The singer for Wolfmother - Metal_Treasure

9 Doc Neeson - The Angels
10 Chrissy Amphlett - The Divinyls

The Contenders

11 Kylie Minogue Kylie Minogue Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian-British singer and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson.

Kylie may not have the vocal range of many other great singers, but Kylie has involved with time gracefully and musically.

The greatest singer of all time!

Still musically revolving opening new doors, and still smoking hot

Undoubtedly the greatest & most successful Australian artist of all time. A beautiful singer with an amazing voice & incredibly versatile discography.

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12 Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Imbruglia
13 Billy Thorpe
14 Colin Hay - Men At Work

Acoustic “Overkill”, so, so, great.

15 Dave Faulkner
16 Delta Goodrem Delta Goodrem Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.

I am so extremely surprised that she wasn't already in this list. She is actually a Goddess trapped in the body of a woman. Her voice kills. - calmilligan

She is so underrated. She is amazing! - ivylee

She's the best singer ever

14 that's bs

17 Kate Miller - Heidke

Best singer in the world! Her vocals are amazing, she does NOT make generic music, so glad she'll be at Eurovision! Love ya Kate! xx

Love Kate so much. She is a total inspiration and her musical style is just bae. - calmilligan

18 Tina Arena

The best

Tina Arena is Australia’s NATIONAL TREASURE! She has the best voice that has ever come out of Australia! And she’s also France’s National Treasure so to speak! She has also sung in 4 languages! It doesn’t get any better than that!

19 Guy Sebastian Guy Sebastian Guy Theodore Sebastian is an Malaysian-Australian singer and songwriter. He was the first winner of Australian Idol in 2003, and a judge on Australia's The X Factor from 2010 to 2012 and then again in 2015 and 2016.

He is so cool #guy_sebstian

20 Angry Anderson
21 John Williamson
22 Paul Kelly


Tells stories in a way no other can.

One Australia's greatest singer songwriters

23 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.
24 Helen Reddy Helen Reddy Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy is an Australian singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10.

One of the most underrated vocalists of all time. Love her voice.

The singer that preceding and paved the way for everyone else on this list!

If not for Helen Reddy there wouldn't be anyone on this list! She opened the door for other Aussies to make it in America and worldwide. She was iconic in the United States with 11 Top 20 Billboard pop hits and because of that was crowned "Queen of 70s Pop". - italamer4u

25 Luke Hemmings - 5 Seconds of Summer Luke Hemmings - 5 Seconds of Summer Luke Hemmings (born July 16, 1996) is an Australian singer and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist for boy band 5 Seconds of Summer.


Luke has the voice of an angel, it is so beautiful.

26 Iva Davies - Icehouse
27 Ian Moss - Cold Chisel & Solo
28 Daniel Johns - Silverchair


29 Keith Urban Keith Urban Keith Lionel Urban is a New Zealand born Australian country musician. In 1991, he released a self-titled debut album and charted four singles in Australia before moving to the United States the following year.
30 Bernard Fanning - Powderfinger
31 Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy
32 Julia Stone
33 Dan Sultan
34 Missy Higgins
35 Peter Garrett - Midnight Oil
36 Shirley Strachan - Skyhooks
37 Russell Morris
38 Anja Nissen

So glad she won the Voice because she is amazing. - calmilligan

39 Dean Ray
40 Johnny O'Keefe
41 Vanessa Amorosi
42 Steve Kilbey - The Church
43 Jimmy Little
44 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
45 Glenn Shorrock - The Little River Band
46 James Reyne - Australian Crawl & Solo
47 Chris Bailey - The Saints
48 Jon Stevens - Noiseworks
49 Stevie Wright - The Easybeats
50 Jenna McDougall - Tonight Alive
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1. John Farnham
2. Bon Scott - AC/DC
3. Jimmy Barnes - Cold Chisel & Solo
1. John Farnham
2. Darren Hayes
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