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 & Melbourne: Melburnian**
Western Australia: Sandgroper & Perth: Per
South Australia: Croweater & Adelaide:
New South Wales: Cockroach*, New South Welshman & Sydney: Sydneysider, Harboursider,
Queensland: Cane Toad*, Bananabender & Brisbane: Brisburnian, Brisbanian, Brisbanite,
Northern Territory: Territorian , Top Ender & Darwin: Darwinian
Tasmania: Tasmanian, Taswegian, Apple Islanders, Barracoutas & Hobart: Hobartians, Hobats,
Australian Capital Territory: Actarians, Actors, Roundabout-abouters & Canberra: Canberran
*In the context of football rivalry New South Wales are “cockroaches” and Queensland are “cane toads”.
** Don’t make the mistake of calling them “Melbournians”, it is 100% “Melburnians”.
- Geelong = Bogans
- New Zealand = Kiwis
- Mildura = Townsfolk
- British = Whinging Poms