Australian Female Singers

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Throughout history, there have been many Australian women singers who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great Australian female singers such as Iggy Azalea, Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue, Natalie Imbruglia, Sia.
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 1 
Kylie Minogue
(Her Single 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' Became One of The Most Successful Singles of The 2000s)
Kylie Minogue
68
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Regarded as a timeless icon, Kylie Minogue is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of her generation. Referred to as the Princess of Pop and Goddess of Pop, she is the best-selling female Australian musician of all time. Also known as the Mother of Reinvention, Kylie is revered for her contribution to fashion and music.

 2 
Sia
(Australian Pop Singer Known for Such Hits as 'Chandelier,' 'Elastic Heart' and 'Clap Your Hands')
Sia
67
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter, voice-actress and director Sia Furler rose to fame with albums like We Are Born. Moving on, she bolstered her career with albums like 1000 Forms of Fear that debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and singles like Cheap Thrills, her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one. Furler has also co-written hit songs like Diamonds, Titanium and Wild Ones.

 3 
Natalie Imbruglia
(Singer & Actress)
Natalie Imbruglia
26
Birthdate: February 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actress Natalie Imbruglia aspired for a career in the show business since her youth. Beginning her career with minor roles in commercials, she worked hard to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She has acted in many hit films and is also active as a singer with many records to her credit.

 4 
Olivia Newton-John
(One of the Best-selling Artists, Who Starred in the Musical 'Grease')
Olivia Newton-John
69
Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge, England, US
Died: August 8, 2022

Olivia Newton-John's breathy voice and stunning beauty made her one of the biggest pop stars of the 1970s. She charmed generations of movie viewers in the blockbuster film Grease. Following a string of country and soft-rock hits, Newton-John starred opposite John Travolta in the 1978  blockbuster Grease, considered as one the most popular movie musicals of all time.

 5 
Roseanne Park
62
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland
Roseanne Park , better known as Rosé, gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. She was featured on G-Dragon's hit track Without You. She has also endorsed Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent. As of 2021, she was the most-followed Korean personality on Instagram
 6 
Delta Goodrem
38
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Delta Goodrem is an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter. Many of her albums have topped the ARIA Albums Chart, with her debut album Innocent Eyes staying at the top for 29 consecutive weeks. Also known for her charity work, Goodrem established the Delta Goodrem Foundation in an attempt to raise money for blood cancer research.

 7 
Iggy Azalea
(Rapper Whose Musical Act Came Second to Rank at Number One & Two Simultaneously on The Hot 100)
Iggy Azalea
102
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.
 8 
Toni Watson
(Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Best Known for Her Single ‘Dance Monkey’)
Toni Watson
33
Birthdate: August 15, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mount Martha, Australia

Toni Watson is an Australian singer-songwriter whose single, Dance Monkey, broke Bing Crosby's all-time Australian record by spending 24 weeks at number one position on the ARIA Singles Chart. The single also earned Toni Watson several prestigious awards, such as APRA Music Award and ARIA Music Award.

 9 
Toni Collette
(Actress)
Toni Collette
6
Birthdate: November 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia

Toni Collette is an Australian actress, singer, producer, and songwriter. A critically acclaimed actress, Collette is known for her work in feature films as well as in independent films. Collette has won several prestigious awards, such as a Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Critics' Choice Awards. Collette also supports many charitable organizations like Feeding America and Amnesty International.

 10 
Maia Mitchell
(Actress, Singer)
Maia Mitchell
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lismore, Australia

Australian actor Maia Mitchell is known as Brittany from the series Mortified and as Natasha from Trapped. She is also popular as Callie Adams Foster from The Fosters and its sequel, Good Trouble, and as McKenzie from the Teen Beach film franchise. She has also collaborated on the song Magic.

 11 
Jessica Mauboy
(Her Album 'Been Waiting' Became The Second Highest-Selling Australian Album of 2009)
Jessica Mauboy
15
Birthdate: August 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

Jessica Mauboy is an Australian singer, actress, and songwriter. She started hogging the limelight after finishing second in the fourth season of Australian Idol, which was aired in 2006. One of the most successful female artists in Australia, Mauboy has received several awards, such as ARIA Music Awards.

 12 
Judith Durham
(Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist, Songwriter)
Judith Durham
10
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Essendon

Judith Durham is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. In 1963, she became the lead singer of the popular folk-influenced pop quartet The Seekers, which became the first Australian pop band to achieve major sales and chart success in the United States and the United Kingdom. Her services to music earned her the title Victorian of the Year in 2015.

 13 
Dannii Minogue
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Hit Songs ‘Love and Kisses’ and ‘Jump to the Beat')
Dannii Minogue
18
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

The younger sister of Australian popstar Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue had begun her career on Australian TV as a child actor. Known for her award-winning role of Emma Jackson in the soap Home and Away, she later also launched a music career, appeared in movies and plays, and introduced a clothing line.

 14 
Orianthi
(Australian Musician and Guitarist Known for His Association With Alice Cooper and Michael Jackson)
Orianthi
5
Birthdate: January 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Named one among the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine, Australian musician, singer and songwriter Orianthi Penny Panagaris began playing the guitar at the age of three and moved to acoustic by six. At fifteen, she began her professional career, concurrently focusing on songwriting and released her debut independent album at the age of 20. 

 15 
Emma Watkins
(Musician, Singer)
Emma Watkins
11
Birthdate: September 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney

Australia’s beloved Yellow Wiggle, Emma Watkins grew up trained as a classical dancer and later became the first female member of the Australian dance group the Wiggles. She also completed a film studies course on a scholarship. Emma is an Endometriosis Australia ambassador, having suffered the ailment herself.  

 16 
Anna Netrebko
(Opera singer)
Anna Netrebko
16
Birthdate: September 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia
 17 
Holly Valance
(Actress Known for Playing ‘Flick Scully’ in the Australian Soap Opera ‘Neighbours’)
Holly Valance
15
Birthdate: May 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Born to a Serbian musician/model father and a British model mother, Holly Valance first gained fame as Felicity Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She later created a sensation in the world of pop, with hits such as Kiss Kiss. She now co-owns The Candy Foundation with her husband, Nick Candy.

 18 
Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
11
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931

Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.

 19 
Courtney Barnett
(Rock Singer Known for Her Deadpan Singing Style and Witty, Rambling Lyrics)
Courtney Barnett
11
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Courtney Barnett is an Australian musician, singer, and songwriter. Renowned for her witty lyrics and deadpan singing style, Barnett achieved international recognition after releasing her highly successful EP, The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. Over the years, she has won several important awards, such as APRA Music Awards, ARIA Music Awards, and AIR Awards

 20 
Jessica Origliasso
(Pop Singer and One Half of Pop Duo 'The Veronicas')
Jessica Origliasso
13
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany Creek, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter Jessica Origliasso is one-half of the Australian pop-duo The Veronicas that she formed with her identical twin sister, Lisa Origliasso. They rose to fame with platinum-certified studio-albums like The Secret Life of... and Hook Me Up, and singles like You Ruin Me. They have also acted in the television series Cybergirl and co-designed a fashion line for Target.    

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Tina Arena
(One of the Best-Selling Australian Pop Artist Worldwide)
Tina Arena
10
Birthdate: November 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Tina Arena is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and musical theatre actress. Having sold more than 10 million records worldwide, Arena is one of the highest-selling Australian artists. Tina Arena has won several national and international awards, including two World Music Awards and seven ARIA Awards so far. In 2015, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

 22 
Abbie Cornish
(Actress)
Abbie Cornish
31
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lochinvar, Australia

Australian actress and rapper, Abbie Cornish is best known for her role in the film Bright Star. She developed a fascination for acting early in her life and began her career when she was a teenager. At the beginning of her acting career, she also ventured into music. She is an ambassador for the Australian animal rights group, Voiceless.

 23 
Joan Sutherland
(Opera Singer)
Joan Sutherland
9
Birthdate: November 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: October 10, 2010

Australian soprano Joan Sutherland was exposed to music at an early age, being the daughter of a singer. Trained in voice and the piano by her mother, she made her debut as Dido in Dido and Aeneas. The first Australian to earn a Grammy, she was also awarded the DBE.

 24 
Indiana Evans
(Actress)
Indiana Evans
9
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

Indiana Evans is an Australian actress, songwriter, and singer. She is best known for playing Matilda Hunter in a TV soap opera titled Home and Away, for which she won the Dolly Teen Choice Award under the Queen of Teen category. Evans is also known for contributing immensely to the 2011 soundtrack for series three of H2O: Just Add Water.

 25 
Tash Sultana
(Known for the Hits ‘Notion’, ‘Gemini’ and ‘Synergy’)
Tash Sultana
9
Birthdate: June 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tash Sultana soared to fame with her phenomenally successful single Jungle, which was first posted on YouTube and went viral on social media, gaining a million views in 5 days. The non-binary Australian singer uses the pronoun “they.” She also made it to the 2019 Forbes 30 under 30 list.

 26 
Chrissy Amphlett
(Former Singer best known as the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls)
Chrissy Amphlett
4
Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong, Australia
Died: April 21, 2013
 27 
Kate Ceberano
8
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 28 
Cecilia Cheung
12
Birthdate: May 24, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Kate Miller-Heidke
6
Birthdate: November 16, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gladstone Central, Australia

Award-winning Australian singer Kate Miller‐Heidke specializes in both contemporary pop and classical music. Apart from releasing multi-platinum hits such as Last Day on Earth, she has also composed the opera Rabbits and performed at various international music festivals. Her album O Vertigo! became the fastest crowdfunded project on Pledge.

 30 
Brody Armstrong
(Singer-Songwriter, and Guitarist Known as the Frontwoman for Punk Bands 'The Distillers' and 'Spinnerette')
Brody Armstrong
9
Birthdate: January 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Brody Armstrong is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. She had a tumultuous childhood marred by abuse and violence. She sought solace in music and began her career as a teenager. As a young woman, she was part of many bands with which she released numerous hit albums and singles. She also has a successful career as a soloist. 

 31 
Sophie Monk
(Actress, Singer and a Member of the Girl Group 'Bardot')
Sophie Monk
10
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Born in London, Sophie Monk moved to Australia with her family at age 2. Initially a Marilyn Monroe impersonator at a Warner Bros. entertainment center, Sophie won Popstars Australia to be part of the pop band Bardot. She later won The Celebrity Apprentice and gained phenomenal success as a reality star.

 32 
Danielle Spencer
(Singer-songwriter and actress who released singles like "Blast Off" and "Forgive Me.")
Danielle Spencer
5
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 33 
Tammin Sursok
(Actress known for Pretty Little Liars (2010), Rules of Engagement (2007) and Crossing Over (2009))
Tammin Sursok
13
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Tammin Sursok is an actress and singer whose portrayal of Dani Sutherland earned her the Logie Award for Most Popular New Female Talent in 2001. Sursok is also known for her singing skills; her debut studio album Whatever Will Be peaked at number 13 on the ARIA Charts. Apart from acting and singing, Sursok has also been campaigning against bullying.

 34 
Tal Wilkenfeld
(Musician)
Tal Wilkenfeld
8
Birthdate: December 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Tal Wilkenfeld is an Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She developed an early interest in music and graduated from Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music. She is the bandleader of her own bands and has also performed in collaboration with artists including Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, Prince, and Mick Jagger. She is a regular practitioner of meditation. 

 35 
Missy Higgins
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Missy Higgins
5
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter Missy Higgins is known for her chartbusting singles such as Scar and Where I Stood. She has also performed at international events such as TEDx. Her hit album The Sound of White made it to the top 5 of the End of Decade Top 100 Albums Chart in 2010.

 36 
Betty Who
(Pop Singer Best Known for Her Singles ‘Somebody Loves You’ and ‘Heartbreak Dream')
Betty Who
8
Birthdate: October 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Betty Who is a singer-songwriter best known for her cover of Donna Lewis’ song I Love You Always Forever. Born in Australia, she moved to USA as a young girl to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts. She began her career as an independent artist and later signed with RCA Records. She is openly bisexual. 

 37 
Samantha Jade
(Winner of fourth season of The X Factor Australia)
Samantha Jade
6
Birthdate: April 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
 38 
Lisa Origliasso
(Australian Pop Singer Best Known as One-Half of Pop Duo 'The Veronicas')
Lisa Origliasso
6
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany Creek, Queensland, Australia

Lisa Origliasso is an Australian singer-songwriter best known for forming the popular pop duo The Veronicas along with her twin sister, Jessica. Origliasso is also known for her humanitarian efforts; in 2006, she joined the Wildlife Warriors Worldwide, an organization that aims at protecting animals and their natural environments.

 39 
Erica Packer
(Model, Singer, Ex-wife of James Packer)
Erica Packer
11
Birthdate: November 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gunnedah, New South Wales

Australian singer and model Erica Packer is best known as the second wife of billionaire business magnate James Packer. Known for her ARIA-charting hit I Spy, Erica later separated from James and got engaged to Cuban artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. She has also dated British singer Seal for a while.

 40 
Lenka
(Singer-songwriter, Actress)
Lenka
7
Birthdate: March 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bega, Australia
 41 
Christine Anu
(Singer, Actor)
Christine Anu
5
Birthdate: March 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairns
 42 
Kasey Chambers
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Kasey Chambers
9
Birthdate: June 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Gambier

Though known as a country singer, Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers also mixes folk, blues, and rock n’ roll in her music. Born to the country singer duo Bill and Diane Chambers, she joined her family band at age 10. She later released chartbusting solo hits such as Not Pretty Enough.

 43 
Suze DeMarchi
(Singer, Songwriter)
Suze DeMarchi
5
Birthdate: February 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth
 44 
Darlene Zschech
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Darlene Zschech
8
Birthdate: September 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brisbane
 45 
Vanessa Amorosi
(Singer-songwriter, Singer)
Vanessa Amorosi
6
Birthdate: August 8, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
 46 
Gina Riley
(Actress, writer, singer and comedian, known for portraying Kim Craig in the television series Kath & Kim)
Gina Riley
7
Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 47 
Deborah Mailman
8
Birthdate: July 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mount Isa, Australia
 48 
Kathleen de Leon Jones
(Actress, singer, and dancer known for her role in the Hi-5 musical children's television series)
Kathleen de Leon Jones
5
Birthdate: September 1, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
 49 
Gabriella Cilmi
(Singer, Songwriter, Jazz musician)
Gabriella Cilmi
6
Birthdate: October 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: City of Greater Dandenong
 50 
Bec Hewitt
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)
Bec Hewitt
7
Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

Australian actor/singer Bec Hewitt began her career at age 5, working in commercials, and later soared to fame as Hayley Smith Lawson from Home and Away. A talented dancer, too, she also won Dancing with the Stars. She has also released chart-busting singles such as All Seats Taken.