Top 10 Best Australian Singers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Nick Cave Nick Cave

A Genius...period.

Not only one of the best Australian musicians of all time, but probably one of the best musicians of all time, period

Should be much more higher

His music, a path through decades towards...

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!

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

John Farnham is a singers singer

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3 Barry Gibb Barry Gibb 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.

This list is about AUSTRALIAN singers, not about singers from England or any other country. If you can't read the title of this list, then it's time to have your eyes tested! The Bee Gees - Barry, Robin & Maurice - all born and bred in ENGLAND!

Yes, he's part of The Bee Gees & The Bee Gees were ALL born in ENGLAND! It's not rocket science!

Yeah, he's ENGLISH - NOT AUSTRALIAN, nor are any of his brothers. He and his brothers lived in Australia for a while and then returned to the UK. FACT!


4 Bon Scott Bon Scott 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 Jimmy Barnes James Dixon Swan, better known as Jimmy Barnes, is a Scottish-born Australian rock singer-songwriter.
6 Darren Hayes

Should be number 1

A legend!

7 Michael Hutchence Michael Hutchence 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.

Michael Hutchence should be a lot higher on this list probably even number 1. No other singer from austrailia really has as versitile and solid a voice that he had and he was a great songwriter too. INXS certainly should have stayed broken up after he died.

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

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
10 Chrissy Amphlett

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!

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

Checkout Abbey Road Sessions Kylie's stripped back to a contemporary pop sound her vocals are at her best on this album

12 Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Imbruglia
13 Billy Thorpe

Best by a "million miles"

14 Colin Hay

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 think she really had it in Aus, but she has written some rather crap song ngl

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

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17 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

18 Kate Miller

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

19 Angry Anderson
20 Paul Kelly

Number 22 my arse. Number 1!

One Australia's greatest singer songwriters

Tells stories in a way no other can.


21 John Williamson
22 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!

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 Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy
25 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

26 Daniel Johns


27 Luke Hemmings Luke Hemmings 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.

28 Iva Davies
29 Ian Moss
30 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.
31 Bernard Fanning
32 Johnny O'Keefe
33 Missy Higgins
34 Russell Morris
35 Vanessa Amorosi

Vanessa Amorosi needs to be number one. She as a beautiful voice, beautiful songs

36 Julia Stone
37 Dan Sultan
38 Iggy Azalea Iggy Azalea Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
39 Pete Murray
40 Peter Garrett
41 Shirley Strachan
42 Anja Nissen

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

43 Dean Ray
44 Steve Kilbey
45 Jimmy Little
46 Glenn Shorrock
47 James Reyne
48 Chris Bailey
49 Jon Stevens
50 Stevie Wright
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Updated 17 Apr 2019

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