Can't miss out on this one, may be a Pomme but I know my Aussie music OK Some of these may not be 'classic' as such but I think they are good contemporary Aussie rock bands
Aside from Hunters & Collectors and Icehouse which have already been mentioned I must add Powderfinger and Alex Lloyd. OK Alex Lloyd isn't a 'band' as such but he has to be added, I mean he is soooo talented! Also I think Powderfinger need particular mentioning. Saw them in London about a year ago ( I was the only Brit in the audience I think )and they ROCK BIG TIME Nearly forgot The Whitlams as well, I love Blow Up The Pokies, one of my fav Aussie songs Ah yeah don't forget Silverchair, there a very good rocky band, although they seem to be mellowing out rather a lot recently!!!