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
Airlie Beach Airlie WA
Albany Albania WA
Albany Albs WA
Albany Bogan Town WA
Albany Dizzytown WA
Armadale Arma-hole WA
Armadale Armahole WA
Armadale Dramadale WA
Badgingarra Badgy WA
Bencubbin Benni WA
Bencubbin Benny WA
Benjaberring Benjie WA
Binningup Binners WA
Binningup Binnies WA
Binningup Binno WA
Boddington Bodd WA
Booragoon Boogeroon WA
Boulder B City WA
Boulder B Town WA
Boulder Block - the WA
Boulder deBoulder WA
Bridgetown B-Town WA
Bridgetown B-Unit WA
Bridgetown Bridgy WA
Bridgetown Fridgetown WA


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