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).
|Place name||Nickname||State / Territory|
|Adelaide||Bendigo with trams||SA|
|Adelaide||Lithgow by the Sea||SA|
|Ajandan (Hodgson Downs)||Minyerri||NT|
|Albury-Wodonga||I'll bring my donger||NSW|
|Alexandra Hills||Alex Point||QLD|
|Alice Springs||Ali Prings||NT|