Australian place nicknames search

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The 2019 ANDC annual appeal asked for the nicknames of Australian places: the informal names we use for our regions, cities, towns, and suburbs. As well as supplementing our database, these appeals will help us identify possible new entries for the Australian National Dictionary (AND). You can search the resulting nicknames database below, and also read about the results.

Searching the database

You can search for a nickname by typing it in the first search field. You can also use this search field to type in the formal placename to see if we have recorded any nicknames for it. The second field allows you to filter the results by state or territory.

If you would like to add a nickname, please use our Word Box to submit it (including the state/territory location and any other information you would like to add).


Search by nickname, city, town or district name
Filter by State or Territory
Place name Nickname State / Territory
Abbotsford Clifton Hill South VIC
Aberdeen Scaberdeen NSW
Aberfoyle Park Staberfoyle Park SA
Aberglasslyn Ruddo Heights NSW
Aberglasslyn Stabberglasslyn NSW
Abermain Aber NSW
Adelaide A-town SA
Adelaide Adders SA
Adelaide Bendigo with trams SA
Adelaide Lithgow by the Sea SA
Adelaide Murderlaide SA
Adelaide Radcity SA
Adelaide Radders SA
Adelaide Radelaide SA
Adelaide Rads SA
Adelaide T'adelaide SA
Adelaide Tadelaide SA
Adelaide The Free State SA
Ainslie The People's Republic of Ainslie ACT
Airlie Beach Airlie WA
Albany Albania WA
Albany Albs WA
Albany Bogan Town WA
Albany Dizzytown WA
Albion Park Rail Railo NSW


Updated:  19 October 2017/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications