->''Waltzing Matilda, waltzing Matilda\\
You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me\\
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boiled:\\
"You'll come a-waltzing Matilda, with me."''

Australian music is known for being wildly eclectic or {{Rock}} or [[CountryMusic country]]-based. Oddly enough, a whole heck of a lot of our famous musicians (particularly those who became famous around the 1970s, when there was a huge explosion of Australian pub rock) were born in the UK and immigrated here. They almost invariably came here as children and got their start in music over here, though, so we can still legitimately claim them as our own (even if singers such as Music/JimmyBarnes and Music/ColinHay still sound semi-Scottish). However, nowadays Australian mainstream musicians are sliding more and more into {{Pop}} territory, to compete with international artists.

Famous Australian musicians and groups include:

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* Music/{{ACDC}}
* Music/{{Airbourne}}
* Music/AirSupply
* Music/{{Alarum}}
* Music/TheAmenta
* Music/VanessaAmorosi
* Music/IggyAzalea
* Music/AmyMeredith
* Music/{{Angelspit}}
* Music/ArchitectureInHelsinki
* Music/TinaArena - now based in France
* Music/ArtVsScience
* Augie March
* Music/TheAvalanches
* Music/BabyAnimals
* Music/TheBeards
* Music/TheBeeGees (born in the UK, were based in Australia when they launched their musical career)
* Music/TheBerzerker
* Music/BeyondTerrorBeyondGrace
* Music/BirdsOfTokyo
* Music/TheBirthdayParty (Music/NickCave's original band)
* Music/BlissNEso, a good example of Australian hip-hop.
* Music/{{Bluejuice}}
* Music/{{Bodyjar}}
* Music/HavanaBrown
* Music/KaseyChambers famous in early 00's now making a comeback, mother of threel
* Music/TheCatEmpire
* Music/NickCave
* Music/KaseyChambers
* Music/TheChurch
* Music/GabriellaCilmi, Sweet About Me was her most famous hit, now big in England
* Music/ClosureInMoscow
* Music/ColdChisel, and its lead singer Jimmy Barnes, who went on to a solo career after they broke up.
* Music/MattCorby -- an acclaimed Australian folk singer-songwriter
* Music/CrowdedHouse (actually not solely Australian - Neil and Tim Finn are both New Zealanders).
* Music/IsraelCruz
* Music/CutCopy
* Music/DaddyCool
* Music/DeadCanDance
* Dami Im, Former X Factor winner.
* Music/KyleDennis, a notorious cult noise musician.
* Music/{{Destroyer 666}}
* Music/{{Devolved}}
* Music/{{Diafrix}}, another good example of Australian hip-hop. Australia's most successful hip-hop group with ethnic African emcees.
* Music/Diesel
* Music/{{Divinyls}}
* Music/DougAnthonyAllStars
* Music/{{Drapht}}
* Music/TheDrones
* Music/TheEasybeats
* Music/EmpireOfTheSun
* Music/EskimoJoe
* Music/JohnFarnham
* Music/FrenzalRhomb
* Music/TheGoBetweens
* Music/{{Giulietta}}
* Music/DeltaGoodrem, super successful with Innocent Eyes album in 2003.
* Music/GospelOfTheHorns
* Music/{{Gotye}}
* Music/{{Grinspoon}}
* Music/MissyHiggins, made a comeback in the 2010's
* Music/TheHilltopHoods
* Music/HoodooGurus
* Music/TheHotLies
* Music/{{Horrorshow}}, one of the best hip-hop groups to come out of Sydney.
* Taylor Henderson, Former X factor top three winner.
* [[Music/HunterAndCollectors Hunters & Collectors]]
* Music/{{Icehouse}}
* Music/NatalieImbruglia
* Music/{{INXS}}
* Music/SamanthaJade
* Music/EmilyJanes
* Music/{{Jebediah}}
* Music/{{Jet}}
* Music/JohnButlerTrio
* Music/JusticeCrew
* Music/KillingHeidi
* Music/{{Kisschasy}}
* Music/KnifeParty
* Music/SteveLee
* Music/ElenLevon
* Music/TheLimeSpiders
* Music/LittleRiverBand
* Music/TheLivingEnd
* Music/MagicDirt
* Music/MastersApprentices
* Music/ReeceMastin
* Creator/JessicaMauboy
* Music/MenAtWork (After all, [[LandDownunder they come from a land downunder]])
* Music/{{Mephistopheles}}
* Music/MidnightJuggernauts
* Music/MidnightOil (the lead singer of which is now a politician)
* Music/KylieMinogue (along with her sister DanniiMinogue)
* Kate Miller-Heidke
* Music/{{Newsboys}}
* [[Music/OliviaNewtonJohn Olivia Newton-John]]
* Music/ShannonNoll
* Music/ParkwayDrive
* Music/{{Pendulum}}
* Music/{{Pogo}}
* Music/{{Portal}}
* Music/{{Powderfinger}}
* Music/ThePresets
* Music/{{Psycroptic}}
* Music/RadioBirdman (frontman Deniz Tek was born in America)
* Music/RickiLee
* Music/HelenReddy
* Music/{{Regurgitator}}
* Music/RogueTraders
* Music/{{TheSaints}}
* Music/SavageGarden
* Music/ScarlettBelle
* Music/GuySebastian
* Music/TheSeekers
* Music/ShortStack
* Music/{{Sia}}
* Music/{{Silverchair}}
* Music/StephanieMcIntosh
* Music/{{Skyhooks}}
* Music/SlimDusty
* Music/SneakySoundSystem
* Music/{{Spiderbait}}
* Music/RickSpringfield
* Music/{{StarGazer}}
* Music/TamminSursok
* Music/TameImpala
* Music/TheTemperTrap
* Music/ThyArtIsMurder
* Music/{{Timomatic}}
* {{Music/TISM}} (stands for "This Is Serious Mum". [[AnonymousBand Never seen without their masks]], with every song being a bit of a piss-take)
* Music/ThirstyMerc
* Music/{{TlotTlot}}
* Music/{{Tripod}}
* Music/HollyValance
* Music/VanceJoy
* Music/TheVeronicas
* Music/JackVidgen
* Music/StanWalker
* MeganWashington/Music
* Creator/NikkiWebster
* Music/TheWhitlams
* Music/TheWiggles
* Music/GinWigmore (technically a Kiwi, but there's no index for New Zealand music yet...)
* Music/{{Wolfmother}}, a more recent band that rapidly gained international acclaim.
* Music/YouAmI
* Music/JohnPaulYoung
* Music/YothuYindi (Aboriginal Australian Rock Band)
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