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Aussie Slang

Aussi Slang

According to stereotype, spoken Australian English is thought to be highly colloquial, possibly more so than other spoken variants. Whether this idea is grounded in reality or not, a substantial number of publications aimed at giving an overview of Australian English have been published.

Various publishers have also produced "phrase books" to assist visitors. These books reflect a highly exaggerated and often outdated style of Australian colloquialisms and they should partially be regarded as amusements rather than accurate usage guides.


General Vocabulary :
A
aerial ping-pong - a term used to describe the sport since the ball often moves back and forth between two halves of the ground. More often than not a derogatory term used by Rugby League fans, the term was more valid through the 1960s and 1970s; the faster paced running game of the current age has made the term largely obsolete.
aggro - aggressive or aggravation
arse - as elsewhere in English, slang for buttocks (sometimes also the anus). In Australia the derivation arsey means someone showing daring, audacity, and/or cheekiness. It (arsey) can also mean lucky – eg to fall over and not get hurt is arsey. Arsed can indicate a lack of interest, as in "I couldn't be arsed to do it". The North American spelling and pronunciation of ass is also used. Comedians Roy and H.G. have also popularised use of the term date to mean anus.
arvo - short for afternoon
Arse nuts - eggs. Bum nuts is also in use.
B
barbie - short form of barbecue; an outdoor meal of cooked chops and sausages (snags or bangers) and usually garnished with "Dead Horse" (Tomato sauce) or sometimes BBQ sauce. Australians also refer to Barbie as in the doll.
barrack - to hoot or cheer in support of something, invariably a sporting team (typically Rugby League or Australian rules football). Cognisant with the US "root". For example: "who do you barrack for?" Almost the exact opposite of the (now rare) British usage of barrack, that is to denigrate: to jeer or hoot against something, such as a sporting team.
beaut - adjective meaning great, terrific. for example "I've just bought a beaut new car".
beauty! - exclamation showing approval, usually corrupted and spelt as bewdy! (to represent broad Australian pronunciation). For example: "you bewdy!"
bickie - biscuit. Sometimes also used as a word for a cigarette lighter, after the manufacturer Bic. More recently this has become a slang word for the drug ecstasy, from the slang disco biscuit.
big bickies - a large sum of money, expensive, well-remunerated
billy - a deep, round tin used to make tea (or used more generally for cooking) over a campfire.
biscuit - cf. American English cookie and cracker.
bloke - any male person. Compare sheila.
blobhead - especially in the Eastern states
   * an idiotic person (probably from "The Blobheads" television series)
   * an arrogant person (i.e. You have a Blobhead)
   * a person with a large head (probably a reference to the grotesque creature of "The Blob" [1958])
blue -
   * a brawl or heated argument (for example "they were having a blue"), similar to the British word "barney". (biff is also used in this sense)
   * an embarrassing mistake (for example "I've made a blue")
   * pornographic ("a blue movie")
   * offensive ("blue language")
   * someone with red hair and freckles (also "Bluey")
blue swimmer - a ten dollar note
bludge - to shirk, be idle, or waste time either doing nothing or something inappropriate; also to live off others efforts rather than providing for one's self (for example "Hey mate, can I bludge a smoke?" or receiving welfare payments).
bloody - "the great Australian adjective / adverb" (for example The price of fuel nowadays is bloody outrageous!) Also common in British English). Roughly translates as "very".
Bloody Oath - Used as an affirmative to a statement, often when something has been understated. Believed to date back to colonial times, from the expression "My colonial oath!" and then later "My Australian oath!"
blowie - the common blow-fly
bodged - inferior or poor quality, as in "That's a bodged paint job".
bot - either the buttocks (an abbreviation of bottom), or to ask for an object (without any obligation to return), as in "can I bot a cigarette?".
bottle shop - a shop selling alcoholic drinks (for external consumption).
bottlo - (also bottle-o) (pronounced bottle oh) diminutitve form of bottle shop
brekky - short for breakfast.
buckley's - (originally "buckley's chance"); something which has little or no chance of success, as in "You've got buckley's of getting there before the store closes." Origin uncertain, possibly a reference to an escaped convict, William Buckley, who was believed dead in 1803, but lived in an Aboriginal community for more than 30 years. Alternatively the expression may have originated with, or was influenced by, a Melbourne business known as Buckley and Nunn. Alternatively believed to be a reference to a rural hardware store, Buckley's. As in, "If you want nails, you've got two chances: Buckley's and none"
budgie smugglers - Men's Speedo swimwear. Given this term because a well-endowed man wearing Speedos can look like he has stuffed a Budgerigar (a native Australian bird) down them.
bugger -
   * the process of wrecking or wearing something out, or making a general mess of things ("You'll bugger it up"),
   * a general purpose epithet that can range from endearment to awed surprise to outright hostility ("He's a dear old bugger" vs "well bugger me" vs "You little bugger!")
   * describing something as hard to do ("It'd be a bugger to fold up a full scale road map").
   * commonly used as a word of exclamation, as in "bugger!" Originally a very offensive word that is no longer considered as offensive.
   * to sodomise. Originally considered very offensive due to this meaning.
buggered - broken (for example it's buggered, mate or steve buggered it); or exhausted, tired out (for example I'm buggered). Also "I'll be buggered!", an expression of surprise, or an intention to disallow something ("I'll be buggered if I'll let that stop me").
buggerise - see "piss-fart around".
bum - shares both meanings of bot (see above). Can also mean someone who is lazy.
   * to be lazy or unproductive, similar to bludge ("I bummed around home all day"). "A bum" is usually a lazy, unproductive and often cheap person (commonly used in the term "uni bum", ie a university student). Not usually a homeless person, as in the North American usage of bum, but the term "homeless bum" is gaining popularity.
Bum Crumb - An insult
bum-sniffing - derogatory term used to describe Rugby, due to the use of the scrum.
bung:
   * originally a stopper in a cask; a synonym for "put" or "place"; as in "bung it in the oven" (also used in British English); also pretending as in "bunging it on"
   * not working, broken, impaired, injured or infected. From the Jagara (Aboriginal language) word for "dead".
bush - woodland
bushwalking - hiking in the bush.
C
cactus - non-functional. For example "This computer is cactus!"
carn - Assimilation of "come on!" Usually used to either goad someone "Carn, have another" or to cheer on a sporting team "Carn the 'Doggies!'"
chook - a chicken, also used in New Zealand.
chunder - to be sick/throw up, also as a noun to refer to vomit.
Clayton's - not the real thing, ersatz (from a brand of zero alcohol mixer, advertised as "The drink you have when you're not having a drink") less widely used than in New Zealand.
crook - unwell; also unfair. For example "I am feeling a bit crook after that curry"; "That's a bit crook that they sacked you, Jim." Can also mean angry: "I'm really crook at you now mate."
cut - angry or upset. To be "half cut" means to be moderately drunk. To be "mad as a cut snake" means angry.
cuppa - a cup of tea or coffee.
D
dead soldier - empty beer bottle.
deadly - aggravAboriginal
devo - devastated, as in the saying "After her mother died, she was totally devo" or deviant, as in "what a devo".
der - exasperated acknowledgment "that's obvious" as in "Mum's gunna be crook that the window's broken." – "Well, DER!." Common in Victoria and New South Wales, especially among children. Also der brain, an idiot or fool.
derro - a pejorative term for a vagrant, especially an alcoholic one (abbreviation of 'derelict')
dink - to give somebody a lift on the back of a bicycle. The term 'double-dink' is used in Northern and Western NSW.
dinkum - honest, genuine, real (OED). Probably not, as is often claimed, from the Cantonese (or Hokkien) ding kam, meaning "top gold". Most scholars believe dinkum was a dialect word from the East Midlands of England, where it meant "hard work" or "fair work", which was also the original meaning in Australian English. The derivation dinky-di means a native-born Australian or "the real thing". Fair dinkum means "fair and square," i.e. honest. Can be shortened to "Dinks"
division - electoral district, equivalent to constituency in UK, electorate in New Zealand, riding in Canada (This term is formally used in the parliament but in general use the term 'electorate' is most common).
dob - to inform on. Personal noun: dobber or dibber dobber. The saying "dibber dobbers wear nappies" is commonly used by children.
donk - refers to a combustion engine of any size, belonging to any type of vehicle. Commonly used in a statement such as 'Check out the size of that donk, it's massive!!
doona - British duvet. From the brand name "Doona". Originally the generic term was continental quilt. In South Australia and, to a lesser extent, Queensland the word quilt is used, and the term eiderdown (from the name of the eider duck) is also used.
doover - a placeholder, for an object whose name is unknown or forgotten, perhaps from "it'll do for now". for example "Do you know where I put that doover?" Also "doover-malaky," "doover-lacky" or "doover-whatsit."
dreamtime - In the mythology of most Indigenous Australians, a "golden age" when the first ancestors and living things were created. A calque of the Arrernte word alcheringa.
dummy - a device, usually plastic, for babies to suck. cf. American pacifier (also common in British English); or cf. American mannequin.
dunny - a toilet, the appliance or the room – especially one in a separate outside building. This word has the distinction of being the only word for "toilet" which is not a euphemism of some kind. It is from the old English "dunnykin": a container for dung. However Australians use the term toilet more so than dunny.
durry - a cigarette, more specifically a roll up cigarette. Possible etymology: Durrie Rug, which is normally stored rolled up, from the Jaipur region of India.
E
electorate - electoral district/division.
emu bob - the duty given to enlisted men in the military, of picking up cigarette butts lying around barracks and parade grounds. The term arose by the similarity between a person bending over to pick up litter and the distinctive bob that emus make when picking at the ground. The term is primarily used in military circles but in recent years its usage has broadened. It was also used up until at least the last 5 years by Scouts and Cub Scouts for the same activity. The term emu parade, meaning the collection of all types of litter, enjoys wider usage. The term emubob is still used among Australian Army Cadets to describe the duty of moving through an area in extended file to pick up rubbish.
esky - portable cooler in plastic and/or polystyrine foam, a genericised trademark from the trade name Esky.
F
fag - a cigarette, in common with British English. Due to American media influence this term can also refer to a homosexual man.
fair enough - "I don't see a problem with that". (Can be used as a replacement for 'OK')
fanny - vagina (same meaning as in British English), unlike North America, where it means buttocks. (The item known to Americans as a "fanny pack" is a "bum bag" in Australia).
flog:
   * to sell something ("Where's your car?" "I flogged it off to Mick")
   * to steal something ("Where did you get the car?" "I flogged it off Mick")
   * to treat something roughly ("Why is your car dented?" "I took it out bush gave it a flogging")
   * to beat someone up ("Did you see the bruises on Mick's face?" "Yeah he copped a real flogging")
footpath - any well-used walkway, but in particular a paved walkway running parallel to a street or road, and known in other countries as a sidewalk or pavement.
football - or its shortened form footy, can mean several different codes of football, usually Rugby League, Australian rules football or Rugby Union, or the ball used to play any of them.
franger - condom
fuck-all - none, nothing or extremely little ("I've got fuck-all beer left mate") or no chance ("The lions have fuck-all chance of winning this season"). Often put in the phrase "You've got two chances: Fuck-all and none."
G
gammon or gammon job - (mainly used in the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland) – A word derived from a similar sounding Aboriginal word meaning "invented" or "not true". As in "that's gammon mate" or "no mate, that's a gammon job there".
garn - assimilation of go on or short for going, for example garn y'mongrel (that is go on you mongrel).
Ganda or Gander - to take a look at something. As in 'let's go take a gander next door.'
g'day - the typical Aussie greeting, short for good day. Generally a Broad Australian or working class/ blue collar greeting.
goon
   * cheap cask wine, also can mean the bag containing the wine also know as a goon bag.
   * another name for a man, woman, or animal with an ape appearance
goonah - Aboriginal word meaning faeces. Used in general English in parts of Australia with a large Aboriginal population, including the Northern Territory (universally used), and in sections in other states.
grouse - great. Common in Victoria
guernsey - a sporting team jumper; by extension also sometimes means a place on a sporting team as in didn't get a guernsey, meaning didn't get a place on the team or a chance to play.
gun - excellent ability; "he's a gun footballer". Derived from shearing – the fastest shearer in the shed was the 'gun-shearer'. Can also be applied to other things, to call them above-average, "that was a gun match".
H
Hills Hoist - a type of rotary clothes-line; Hills was the designer and original manufacturer of the rotary clothes-line.
I
icy pole - most common generic name for a frozen flavoured water product; also known as an ice block, popsicle, ice stick, or by jingo. (Known as an ice lolly in some countries.). Another term, paddle pop, generally refers to a basic ice-cream on a wooden stick, due to a popular brand of the product bearing that name.
idiot box - a television set.
J
jet - To go somewhere in a hurry – "I've got to jet off mate"
jocks - men's brief-style underpants. Probably derived either from Jockstrap, or most likely from the Jockey brand of underpants.
K
kick on - partying on after a discoteque or night club has finished, usually involving more drinking and/or drug taking.
L
legless - drunk
light globe - the common name for light bulbs. "Globe" is no longer commonly used in this sense outside Australia. "Bulb" is sometimes also heard in Australia.
lolly (plural: lollies) - confectionery (cf. American candy, UK sweets).
M
Macca's (pron. "mackers") - McDonald's restaurant.
maggot -
   * a drunk, really drunk.
   * a reprehensible or despicable person.
   * an AFL umpire (white maggot)
manchester - household linen.
marg - a cigarette
mark - to catch a ball cleanly off another player's boot in Australian rules football, a feat which entitles the marker (catcher) to a free kick.
Mangkin - a common, often Western Australian expression used to describe the behaviour of someone on drugs. Usually magic mushrooms, which are native to Western Australia.
milk bar - a shop where milk-shakes and other refreshments can be bought. In Victoria and New South Wales is a local shop where basic groceries such as bread, milk, and other everyday household goods can also be bought. Known as a deli in South Australia and Western Australia and as a corner shop in Queensland(also a "convenience store") and Tasmania. (In States other than SA and WA, "deli" retains the usual international usage of delicatessen.)
mozz - or "to put the mozz on". This term is used as an alternate form of "jinx".
mozzie (or mozzy) - a short term for mosquito.
munt - vomit
munted - either broken, mangled or state of inebriation, generally from drugs.
N
nature strip (or verge in Western Australia) - a lawn or plantation in the road reserve between the property boundary and the street. Known as a tree lawn in American English.
no worries - used in place of you're welcome, no problem, that's all right, etc. Often "no worries mate" or shortened to "nurries"
noon - as opposed to the British English midday. Also used in American English
no wuckin' furries - a spoonerism of no fuckin' worries, has the same usage as no worries. Used where the original version might be regarded as offensive. Sometimes shortened to no wuckers.
O
ocker - a male blue-collar who drinks and is sports-mad, especially into footy.
ockerette - the female equivalent of an ocker that some of the younger generation of girls and women become.
on the pull - generally a male dressed up and trying to pick up a sexual partner.
Oz - shortened form of Australia (see also "Aussie"). Also known as Down Under because of Australia's geographical location on a globe, this term was made popular due to the song "Down Under" by Australian band Men at Work.
P
pav - pavlova, a large plate sized kind of meringue dessert, with cream and fruit topping. Also used in New Zealand English
pearler - an excellent example of something (e.g. mate, that new car of yours is a pearler.).
perv - as a verb, "to have a look", as in "I'm going round to have a perv at my mate's new car". Often, and possibly its original use was with a slight sexual connotation as in, "Let's have a perv at those chicks over there". As a noun, referring to a person, it is used with a stronger and often disapproving connotation ranging in meaning from "dirty old man" to someone who likes to leer at the opposite sex.
pineapple - a fifty dollar note
pinged - caught doing something wrong, esp. by an umpire in the game of Australian rules football when penalised for holding the ball.
piss - alcohol
pissed - drunk. May also refer to being angry (often as "pissed off")
piss-fart around - to waste time (for example we piss-farted around for a couple of hours at the beach; Stop piss-farting around and do your work.).
piss-off - telling a person to get lost.
piss-up - a drinking session (we're heading down the pub for a piss-up) or a party/get-together – usually one where excessive alcohol consumption is expected (piss-up at Jack's place tonight!). Sometimes heard in the description couldn't organise a piss-up in a brewery ie. disorganised and/or ineffectual.
piss-weak - a general purpose negative with meanings including weak (this coffee's piss-weak), ineffectual or pathetic (that engine's piss-weak) and unfair (that was a piss-weak decision). Also "piss-poor"
pissing down - used to describe heavy rainfall.
pluggers - thongs
point percy at the porcelain - Urinating in a modern toilet
port - any form of hand luggage, especially a school bag, only used in Queensland and to some extent in New South Wales. From the word "portmanteau".
R
ratshit - something that is broken or not working properly. "The engine's ratshit"
reg grundies - Underpants (rhyming slang for 'undies')
ripper - similar to "beauty". Something that is excellent. "What a ripper of a goal that was!" or "you little ripper". Possible etymology; from rippa - Japanese (???), meaning splendid, fine or elegant. Possibly from Japanese pearl divers living in Australia during the late 19th Century.
root - to have sex. Also a noun, as in "I'm dyin' for a root" This can inadvertently cause embarrassment for Americans visiting Australia, if they declare that they "root" for a particular sports team.
rooted - broken or tired; see buggered.
rort - a scam, especially the exploitation of rules or laws; used mostly to describe the actions of politicians. (Also lurk as a noun.)
S
satched - from "saturated", to be extremely wet, usually from being caught in the rain. "Five minutes after the rain started I was completely satched!!"
scrag -
   * an unattractive woman. A rough or unkempt woman.
   * holding someone back by the neck or garment. To wring someone's neck.
scrag fight - a fight between two women, usually physical.
sealed road - a road covered in bitumen, equivalent to paved road in British English.
secondary college - high school (used in many Victorian high schools)
servo - the accepted abbreviation for a service station. (The equivalent of a gas station in North America.)
shame or shame job - based on Aboriginal culture, where shame is a major factor, the word and phrase has been adapted in to general English in areas with a large Aboriginal population. As in "oh shame job man" and "shame, shame". Usually used by school-aged children.
sheila - generic term for female in the same sense as a bloke is a male. Not as common as in former years.
she'll be right - general pacifier indicating 'it will be okay'. "My car's buggered." "Just a gasket, mate. She'll be right.".
sheltershed - in most States a simple detached building for the protection of school children from hostile weather. Also known as a lunch shed, weather shed or undercover area.
shit-hot - exclamation; excellent.
shit-house - originally a term for a toilet, but now a generic descriptor meaning something that is badly done or made, or bad in general, as in "The Eagles played shithouse last weekend". Rarely, abbreviated to shouse.
shout - to treat someone or to pay for something, especially a round of drinks, as in "Cough up, Bill — it's your shout", "Let's go for a coffee: my shout"
shonky - poorly made or of low quality. Also dishonest.
sick - very good; usually intensified in the phrase "fully sick".
sickie - a day of absence from work, sometimes due to feigned illness. To "chuck a sickie" is to partake in such a day.
slab - a carton (24 cans) of beer. More recently augmented in some states by the block, which contains 30 cans.
slaughtered - either extremely tired or drunk
smashed - considerably drunk . Also see pissed.
smoko - A short break from work, named for a "smoking break" but synonymous with coffee break. Used to describe any short break from work or activity, even if it does not include smoking.
snagger or snag - sausage
sook - (n) a petulant person; (v) to be petulant, She's sooking again. Also a noun; He's such a sook!
spare - very angry or upset. "He went spare".
sparky - electrician
spanner - as in British English, a tool used for adjusting bolts, equivalent to the North American wrench. However in Australian English it can also can be a derogatory remark, e.g. "that guy is an absolute spanner". Similar to tool.
spit the dummy - To throw a tempter tantrum. Refers to a baby who becomes so angry, that the baby spits the dummy (pacifier) out of its mouth.
spruik - cf. British flog. To promote or sell something.
spud - potato
squiz - To have a look, as in "Let's take a squiz at the new house".
sticks - see woop-woop
stickybeak - to nose around, as in "I'll go to Fred's place and have a stickybeak around the back."
Strine - a word used to describe Australian spoken English. From the Broad Australian pronunciation of "Australian". Strayan is an alternative. In the same vein, Straya is an attempt to express the pronunciation of "Australia".
super - short for superannuation, the Australian term for a private retirement pension, equates to the US 401k.
suss:
   * suspicious or suspect. That food looks a bit sus ie that food looks a bit suspicious or off.
   * to figure something out, or to uncover something/someone. Eg. I finally sussed out the crossword, I finally worked out the crossword; or I sussed out that James was smoking marajuana, I found out that James was smoking marajuana.
   * to have something worked out, to have a plan. Don't worry, I've got it all sussed out.
sweet - fine, good
T
ta - thank you, derived from infant translation.
thingo, thingamajig or thingameebob - a placeholder word for an object whose name is unknown or forgotten. Thingie and whatsit are also used with this meaning.
thong - A backless sandal, usually made of plastic, the top section of which sits between the big and second toes. Known as jandals in New Zealand English. The name thong was also the original name for this footwear in the U.S. but the name flip flop later came to dominate and the term thong in the U.S. now more commonly refers to G-string style underwear. Due to U.S. influences in Australia thong is now also used in Australia to refer to the underwear.
toey - to be on edge, nervous, distracted or horny. "Dude, I'm a bit toey!"
tool - penis. Also used as a general insult. Mate, you're a tool.
too right - that is correct. Bloke A:That Nicole Kidman's a top lookin' sheila. Bloke B:Too right she is mate.
tuckered - tired and sleepy.
U
U-ie - (pronounced "yew-ee") a U-turn. Often used in a phrase like "Chuck a u-ie here, Bill" (make a u-turn here, Bill). U-bolt is also used, albeit less commonly, as a metaphor for the same motoring manoeuvre.
Un-Australian - considered to be an example of unacceptable behaviour or policy in Australia or undertaken by Australians particularly when it violates cultural or traditional values. (funnily enough, this term rarely seems to be used by anyone outside of politics.)
ute - short for utility vehicle. A car-like vehicle with a tray back, possibly with sides, a rear gate and/or a removable cover. Any small truck. Generally cognisant with pickup in most countries; Australian-made Holden and Ford utes are based on family car chassis, and are normally much smaller than North American pickup trucks. However, all imported pickups are also known as utes in Australia.
Ugg boots or uggies - a type of boot/slipper hybrid made of sheep skin.
W
wag or wagging - to skip school or work to do something else on someone else's time.
wagon - station wagon in US, estate car in UK
wing - used instead of pass or give, as in "Wing us a smoke, mate." Also 'to wing' means to undertake a task unprepared.
whinge - similar to crying, but more commonly used for adults. In particular a "whinger" is someone who disagrees in an annoying fashion.
woop-woop (Also whoop-whoop) or the back of Bourke or beyond the Black stump - a generic far-off place (for example out past woop-woop – with the short oo sound used in 'cook').
Y
youse - plural of the pronoun you, also common in Irish, Scottish and US English.

Place Names
It is common amongst Australians to shorten place names, commonly through the use of diminuitives. Other colloquialisms have developed from characteristics of areas.
Baulko Baulkham Hills, New South Wales, also refers to Baulkham Hills High School
Belly South Belgrave South, Victoria
Benders Bendigo, Victoria
Bevo Beverly Hills, New South Wales
Broady Broadmeadows, Victoria
Bundy Bundaberg, Queensland, also refers to Bundaberg Rum
Brissie or Brissy Brisbane, Queensland
Brisvegas Brisbane, Queensland, in reference to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Brunny Brunswick, Victoria
Byron Byron Bay, New South Wales
Cab or Cabra or Stabramatta Cabramatta, New South Wales
Campo Camperdown, New South Wales
Carlo Carlingford, New South Wales
Chaddy Chadstone, Victoria
Chaps Chapel Street, Melbourne
Chezza or The Brook or Chinabrook Cherrybrook, New South Wales
Coffs Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
Dandy Dandenong, Victoria
Darlo Darlinghurst, New South Wales
Denny Deniliquin, New South Wales
Donny Doncaster, Victoria
Doony Doonside, New South Wales
Drewy Mount Druitt, New South Wales
Dubs or Dubsville or Dubsvegas Dubbo, New South Wales
Erko Erskineville, New South Wales
Franga Frankston, Victoria
Freo Fremantle, Western Australia
Girra Girraween, New South Wales, also refers to Girraween High School and Girraween National Park
Gladdy or Gladdie Gladstone, Queensland
Goldy or GC Gold Coast, Queensland
Happyrock Gladstone, Queensland, a play on the name.
Indro Indooroopilly, Queensland
Lisless Lismore, New South Wales
Livo Liverpool, New South Wales
Lonnie Launceston, Tasmania
Margs Margaret River, Western Australia
Maroochy Maroochydore, Queensland
Melbs Melbourne, Victoria (only by non-residents, usually from surrounding towns).
Newie Newcastle, New South Wales
Normo Normanhurst, New South Wales, also refers to Normanhurst Boys High School
Nulla Cronulla, New South Wales
Paddo Paddington, New South Wales, also refers to Paddington, Queensland, or the Hotel there.
Pakky Pakenham, Victoria
Parra Parramatta, New South Wales
Palmy Palm Beach, New South Wales
Penno Pennant Hills, New South Wales, also refers to Penrith, New South Wales
Prinny Hill Princes Hill, Victoria, also refers to Princes Hill Secondary College
Reddy Redcliffe, Queensland
Rivo Riverstone, New South Wales
Rocky Rockhampton, Queensland
Rotto Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Schoey Schofields, New South Wales
Sevo Seven Hills, New South Wales
Shepp Shepparton, Victoria
Snives St Ives, New South Wales
Springas Springwood, New South Wales
Springy Springvale, Victoria
Springas Springwood, New South Wales
St Africa St Ives, New South Wales, from the large population of emigrants from South Africa.
Steel Cock Iron Knob, South Australia
Subi Subiaco, Western Australia
Sunny Coast Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Surfers Surfers Paradise, Queensland
Sutho Sutherland, New South Wales
T'Gon Traralgon, Victoria
Tempy Templestowe, Victoria
The Cross Kings Cross, New South Wales
The G The MCG - Melbourne Cricket Ground
The Gabba Woolloongabba, Queensland, also refers to the cricket stadium in the suburb.
The Go Bendigo, Victoria
The Gong Wollongong, New South Wales
The Gul Warragul, Victoria
The Gully Ferntree Gully, Victoria
The Prom Wilsons Promontory
The Range Orange, New South Wales
The Rat Ballarat, Victoria
The Riff Penrith, New South Wales
The Roy Collaroy, New South Wales
The 'Sham Petersham and Lewisham, New South Wales
The Shire Sutherland Shire, New South Wales
The Valley Fortitude Valley, Queensland, also refers to the Latrobe Valley, Victoria
Thommo Thomastown, Victoria
Toony Toongabbie, New South Wales (alernatively redendered "Toonie" as in some registered business names. Also note the use of "Toonga Bay" self-deprecatingly by residents)
Torks Torquay, Victoria
Upper Gully Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria
Wagga Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Wang Wangaratta, Victoria
Wazza Warrandyte, Victoria
Wenty Wentworthville, New South Wales
West Penno West Pennant Hills, New South Wales
Whaley Whale Beach, New South Wales