The Best Australian Singers of All Time

The Top Ten

1 Nick Cave Nick Cave

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

A Genius...period.

Should be much more higher

Always actual...and he's 60!

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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 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

He is NOT The Voice and that song is horrible!

John Farnham is a singers singer

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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.

I adore Barry Gibb but he's an English singer, not an Australian singer.

Barry Gibb is NOT Australian!

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.
7 Darren Hayes
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. V 1 Comment
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.

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

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!

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12 Natalie Imbruglia Natalie Imbruglia
13 Billy Thorpe
14 Colin Hay - Men At Work
15 Dave Faulkner
16 Kate Miller - Heidke

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

17 Angry Anderson
18 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

19 Tina Arena

The best

20 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

21 Paul Kelly

One Australia's greatest singer songwriters

Tells stories in a way no other can.


22 John Williamson
23 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.

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

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

24 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.
25 Bernard Fanning - Powderfinger
26 Iva Davies - Icehouse
27 Ian Moss - Cold Chisel & Solo
28 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.
29 Jessica Mauboy Jessica Mauboy
30 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.

31 Missy Higgins
32 Daniel Johns - Silverchair


33 Peter Garrett - Midnight Oil
34 Anja Nissen

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

35 Dean Ray
36 Johnny O'Keefe
37 Vanessa Amorosi
38 Julia Stone
39 Dan Sultan
40 Jimmy Little
41 Glenn Shorrock - The Little River Band
42 James Reyne - Australian Crawl & Solo
43 Chris Bailey - The Saints
44 Jon Stevens - Noiseworks
45 Stevie Wright - The Easybeats
46 Jenna McDougall - Tonight Alive
47 Pete Murray
48 Kate Ceberano
49 Shirley Strachan - Skyhooks
50 Russell Morris
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