Australian slangs are popular worldwide and found to be unique among others. Use of slang in general communication is common among Australian society. Slang is a term used to represent word or phrases used in speaking which is considered informal and can be offensive to hear if the listener isn’t from the community not speaking particular slang. Use of slang is very common in a speech in Australia.
If you are an international student, a visitor to Australia or anyone visiting the Australian land it’s always smart to learn and know some common Australian slangs so that you won’t get lost when you hear these around.
This blog post contains the most common Aussie slang. This list is compiled from different sources and is meant for educational purposes only. Full source can be found at the bottom of the article.
List of common Australian Slangs
|a cold one||beer|
|bananas||angry and angry|
|bush||hills/ beyond the city|
|bushwalking||walking among the bushes|
|BYO||bring your own|
|G’day||Good day, hello|
|good on ya||good work|
|have a cuppa||have a cup of tea/coffee|
|heaps||a lot, many|
|no drama||no problem|
|no worries||no problem|
|op shop||second-hand store|
|piss off||go away|
|pot hole||hole in the road|
|sickie||day off of sick|
|take a leak||visit toilet|
|thongs||flip flops/ sandals|
|true blue||true Australian|
This list will be further updated in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions about Australian Slang
Australians use a lot of slangs as they are socially grown in hearing and speaking slang. Primarily to be quick and save time!
Although there are different words for friend in Australian slang, some common are:
mate, bloke, bogan etc
Ta is used to say Thank you or thanks a lot
Catch you later
See you later
Facts about Australia: https://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/English/Why-Australia/facts-about-studying-in-australia