University Of Melbourne Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Melbourne. The list includes people like Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Julian Assange, Barry Humphries & Peter Singer. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, film & theater personalities, media personalities, miscellaneous and writers etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Cate Blanchett
(One of the Finest and Most Versatile Actresses of Her Generation)

Cate Blanchett
36
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

 2 
Gotye
(Founding Member of The Melbourne Indie-Pop Trio 'The Basics')

Gotye
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 3 
Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

Harold Holt
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967

 4 
Cathy Freeman
(Sprinter)

Cathy Freeman
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Slade Point, Australia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 5 

Germaine Greer
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 6 
Julian Assange
(Computer programmer)

Julian Assange
22
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Townsville, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 7 
Judith Durham
(Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist, Songwriter)

Judith Durham
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Essendon
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 8 
Julia Gillard
(27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-2013))

Julia Gillard
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barry, Wales

 9 
Robert Menzies
(12th Prime Minister of Australia)

Robert Menzies
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeparit
Died: May 15, 1978

 10 
Elizabeth Debicki
(Actress Known for her Role in The Great Gatsby (2013))

Elizabeth Debicki
26
Birthdate: August 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 11 
Barry Humphries
(Comedian, Actor)

Barry Humphries
5
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kew, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 12 

Elizabeth Blackburn
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

 13 
Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

Alfred Deakin
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 7, 1919

 14 
Geoffrey Edelsten
(Entrepreneur, Physician)

Geoffrey Edelsten
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne

 15 
Peter Singer
(Philosopher)

Peter Singer
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 16 
Angela White
(Actress)

Angela White
18
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 
Magda Szubanski
(Comedy Actress Known for Her Role as 'Sharon Strzelecki' in the Situational Comedy 'Kath & Kim')

Magda Szubanski
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England

 18 
Randeep Hooda
(Actor, Model)

Randeep Hooda
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rohtak
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 19 

Penelope Mitchell
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 20 

John Bluthal
0
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland
Died: November 15, 2018

 21 
Hamish Blake
(Writer, Actor)

Hamish Blake
1
Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 22 

Portia de Rossi
14
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horsham, Australia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 23 
Kerry Greenwood
(Famous for Her Phryne Fisher Series of Historical Detective Novels)

Kerry Greenwood
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Footscray, Australia

 24 
Ronny Chieng
(Comedian)

Ronny Chieng
2
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia

 25 
Missy Higgins
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)

Missy Higgins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 26 
Julia Zemiro
(Television presenter)

Julia Zemiro
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence

 27 

Tahir Raj Bhasin
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 28 
Sir John Eccles
(Neurophysiologist)

Sir John Eccles
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: May 2, 1997

 29 
Feliks Zemdegs
(Known for Rubik's Cube speedsolver)

Feliks Zemdegs
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 30 
Red Symons
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)

Red Symons
0
Birthdate: June 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton

 31 
Desmond Chiam
(Actor role as Wyatt Cole on Reef Break, General Riga on The Shannara Chronicles)

Desmond Chiam
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 
Greg Hunt
(Politician)

Greg Hunt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne

 33 
Morris West
(Former novelist, playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963) and The Clowns of God (1981))

Morris West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Died: October 9, 1999
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 34 
Waleed Aly
(Radio personality, Television presenter, Lawyer, Songwriter)

Waleed Aly
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne

 35 
Santo Cilauro
(Comedian)

Santo Cilauro
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 36 

Frank Macfarlane Burnet
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Traralgon, Australia
Died: August 31, 1985

 37 
Andrew Peacock
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)

Andrew Peacock
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

 38 
Helen Garner
(Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter)

Helen Garner
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong

 39 
David Leyonhjelm
(Former Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party in the Senate)

David Leyonhjelm
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nhill, Australia

 40 
James P. Gorman
(Financier)

James P. Gorman
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria (Australia) Victoria, Australia

 41 
Jana Wendt
(Gold Logie award-winning television journalist)

Jana Wendt
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

 42 
Michel Faber
(Famous for His Novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White')

Michel Faber
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

 43 
Stella Young
(Famous for her Melbourne International Comedy Festival award-winning show Tales from the Crip)

Stella Young
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014

 44 
John Landy
(Athlete, Politician)

John Landy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 45 
Edward Dunlop
(Surgeon, Prisoner of War)

Edward Dunlop
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wangaratta, Australia
Died: July 2, 1993

 46 
Peter Warner
(Sailor)

Peter Warner
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: April 13, 2021

 47 

Pallavi Sharda
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 48 
Ninian Stephen
(20th Governor-General of Australia)

Ninian Stephen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 29, 2017

 49 
John Flynn
(Minister)

John Flynn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moliagul, Australia
Died: May 5, 1951

 50 

Christos Tsiolkas
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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