The Most Famous Australian Person: A Definitive Ranking

Choose the man you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Sep 14, 2023 12:55
Welcome to StrawPoll's ultimate ranking of "Who is the most famous Australian person?"! As the land Down Under has gifted the world with a plethora of talented and influential personalities, we've curated an extensive list of iconic Aussies across various fields, from entertainment to sports to politics. Now it's up to you, our esteemed StrawPoll community, to cast your vote and decide who truly deserves the title of the most famous Aussie. Are you a fan of the charismatic Hugh Jackman, the legendary Steve Irwin, or the trailblazing Julia Gillard? Or perhaps you have a favorite who's not yet on our list? Don't worry, you can suggest a missing option and watch the rankings evolve! So, get involved, join the conversation, and let's discover together who will rise to the top as Australia's most renowned figure!

Who Is the Most Famous Australian Person? (September 2023)

  1. 1
    Famous actor known for his role as Wolverine in the X-Men movie series. He has also starred in numerous other popular movies and Broadway productions.
    Hugh Jackman in other rankings
  2. 2
    Award-winning actress known for her roles in movies such as Moulin Rouge, The Hours, and Big Little Lies.
    Nicole Kidman in other rankings
  3. 3
    Known as "The Crocodile Hunter," Irwin was a beloved wildlife expert and television personality who brought attention to conservation efforts.
    Steve Irwin in other rankings
  4. 4
    Cate Blanchett
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    Award-winning actress known for her roles in movies such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Aviator, and Blue Jasmine.
    Cate Blanchett in other rankings
  5. 5
    Singer and actress known for her roles in movies such as Grease and Xanadu, as well as her successful music career.
    Olivia Newton-John in other rankings
  6. 6
    Country music singer and songwriter who has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammys.
    Keith Urban in other rankings
  7. 7
    Comedian and actor known for his role in the Crocodile Dundee movie series.
  8. 8
    Singer and actress known for her successful music career and roles in movies such as Moulin Rouge! and Holy Motors.
    Kylie Minogue in other rankings
  9. 9
    Actor known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies.
    Chris Hemsworth in other rankings
  10. 10
    Actress and comedian known for her roles in movies such as Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids.
    Rebel Wilson in other rankings

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Ranking factors for famous person

  1. Global Recognition
    The level of recognition and popularity of the person in different parts of the world.
  2. Achievements
    Their accomplishments in their field of work or in other areas.
  3. Impact on Society
    How the person has impacted society or influenced other individuals.
  4. Cultural Significance
    The person's significance in Australian culture, history, and heritage.
  5. Media Presence
    The amount of media coverage and attention they receive from different types of media.
  6. Longevity
    How long the person has been in the public eye and relevant in their respective field.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Australian person. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite man is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


  • 186 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each man once every 24 hours. The rank of each man is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous australian person

Australia is a country known for its beautiful beaches, rugged outback, and love for sports. However, it has also produced some of the biggest names in various fields, including entertainment, politics, and sports. The question of who the most famous Australian person is has been a topic of debate for a long time, with various names being thrown into the mix. From legendary actors like Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman to musical icons like AC/DC and INXS, there are plenty of famous Aussies to choose from. Other notable names in the list include former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, tennis star Lleyton Hewitt, and Olympic gold medalist Cathy Freeman. With so many accomplished individuals to choose from, the debate about who holds the title of the most famous Australian person is sure to continue.