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
Alexandra Hills Alex Point QLD
Amity Amityville QLD
Annerley Junction Junk House QLD
Atherton A-town QLD
Ball Bay Testicle Cove QLD
Banyo Banjo QLD
Barcaldine Barky QLD
Bargara Buggera QLD
Beaudesert Beaudiddley QLD
Beaudesert Beauy QLD
Biloela Bilo QLD
Boggabilla Bogga QLD
Boonah Boondock QLD
Bowen Blowin' Bowen QLD
Bowen Sleepy Hollow QLD
Bracken Ridge Broken Fridge QLD
Brisbane Brimsbun QLD
Brisbane Brisbang QLD
Brisbane Brisbantinople QLD
Brisbane Brisbin QLD
Brisbane Brisburg QLD
Brisbane Brisburn QLD
Brisbane Brisganistan QLD
Brisbane Brisneyland QLD
Brisbane Brissie-Wissie QLD


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