What is a person from <insert city name> called?
The question is surprisingly very popular and one of Google’s most frequently searched questions.
To answer it properly, we have to understand Australia has state and city nicknames plus in slang: What do Aussies call other Aussies:
Victoria: Mexicans, Gum Suckers, Cabbage Patchers
* Don’t call them “Melbournians”, it is “Melburnians”.
Western Australia: Sandgroper
Perth: Perthy, City Slicker
South Australia: Croweater
Adelaide: We could not find anything other than Adeladian
New South Wales: Cockroach*, New South Welshman
Sydney: Sydneysider, Harboursider
*In the context of football rivalry New South Wales are “cockroaches” and Queensland are “cane toads”.
Queensland: Cane Toad*, Bananabender
Brisbane: Brisburnian, Brisbanian, Brisbanite,
Northern Territory: Territorian , Top Ender
Tasmania: Tasmanian, Taswegian, Apple Islanders, Barracoutas
Hobart: Hobartians, Hobats,
Australian Capital Territory: Actarians, Actors, Roundabout-abouters
- Geelong = Bogans
- New Zealand = Kiwis
- Mildura = Townsfolk
- British = Whinging Poms