1. A few roos loose in the top paddock or a few sandwiches short of a picnic – a bit daft or strange
  2. AFL/Aussie Rules – Australia Football League
  3. Amber Nectar – beer
  4. Arie/Rissole – RSL
  5. Arvo – afternoon
  6. Aussie salute – action of brushing flies away from your face
  7. Ava captains/have a Captiain Cook – have a look
  8. Avo – avocado
  9. Back of Bourke – back of beyond, remote place
  10. Banana Benders – Queenslanders
  11. Barbie – barbeque
  12. Barry crocker – shocker
  13. Billabong – a lake or pond
  14. Billy lids – kids
  15. Blow-in – unexpected guest
  16. Bludger – lazy
  17. Bogan – a rude or socially unacceptable person (a chav in the UK)
  18. Bon bons – Christmas crackers
  19. Bond – deposit
  20. Bonzer – excellent, first rate
  21. Bottle-O/Bottle Shop – shop that sells alcohol (off licence or offie in the UK)
  22. Budgie Smugglers – Speedos
  23. Busier than a blue arsed fly – extremely busy
  24. BYO – bring your own alcohol to a restaurant or cafe
  25. Cactus – broken
  26. Cakeage – some restaurants/cafes allow you to bring your own cake (especially for a special occasion, such as a birthday) if you pay a small fee
  27. Capsicums – Peppers
  28. Cashed up bogan – someone who is rich, but a rude or socially unacceptable person
  29. Chardy – chardonnay
  30. Chippie – carpenter
  31. Chips – crisps
  32. Chook – chicken
  33. Cobber – a companion or friend
  34. Cool bananas – amazing
  35. Corkage -the small fee you may have to pay to take your own alcohol (see BYO)
  36. Cossie – swimming costume
  37. Crikey – Christ!
  38. Crook – sick
  39. Dag – uncool or unsophisticated
  40. Damper – an unleavened loaf of flour and water baked in wood ashes
  41. Don’t come the raw prawn with me – don’t lie to me
  42. Donkey’s ears – years
  43. Doona – duvet/quilt cover
  44. Double Bay Tractor – 4WD driving around the suburbs and probably never used for 4-wheel driving
  45. Down Under – Australia
  46. Drongo – idiot
  47. Dunny – toilet
  48. EFTPOS – electronic funds transfer at point of sale, using a debit or credit card to pay at points of sale
  49. Eggplant – aubergine
  50. Esky – portable coolers or ice boxes, known as a cool box in the UK
  51. Fair dinkum – honest, honestly
  52. Flamin Galah – idiot, fool
  53. Flamin’ mongrel – a bad person
  54. Flat out like a lizard drinking – very busy
  55. Flat white – coffee beverage with hot milk (or microfoam) but no froth
  56. Football – depends on the state. In NSW, it usually refers to NRL, but could also refer to AFL, soccer and rugby union
  57. Footy – football
  58. Fresh off the boat – new immigrant to Australia who probably didn’t come by boat
  59. G’day – hello
  60. Gone Walkabout – it’s lost, gone for a long walk
  61. Goon – cheap wine
  62. Grog – alcohol
  63. Gutless wonder – coward
  64. Hard yakka – hard work
  65. Heaps – lots
  66. Hills hoist – rotary clothes line
  67. Hotel – often just a pub, don’t always have accommodation
  68. HSC – the Higher School Certificate is the highest award in secondary education in NSW.
  69. Icy block/pole – ice confectionery on a stick (frozen popsicle in the UK)
  70. Jackeroo – a male novice working on a sheep or cattle station or large farm
  71. Jillaroo – a female novice working on a sheep or cattle station or large farm
  72. Joey – baby kangaroo
  73. Journo – Journalist
  74. Kindie – kindergarten
  75. Layby – an agreement which lets you buy a product and pay for it in two or more instalments before taking it home
  76. Long neck – 750ml bottle of beer
  77. Lollies – confectionary (sweeties or sweets in the UK and Candy in America)
  78. Looks like a dog’s breakfast – a dreadful mess
  79. Lotto – lottery
  80. Maccas – MacDonalds
  81. Manchester – bed linen and towels
  82. Mate – not necessarily a friend
  83. Meat raffle – a tradition of raffling off meat, often in pubs and bars
  84. Mexicans – Victorians, ie – south of the NSW border
  85. Middie – 285ml measure, usually refers or beer or cider
  86. Milk Bar – convenience or general store (corner shop in the UK)
  87. Mobile (phone) – cellphone, smartphone
  88. Mozzies – mosquitos
  89. Never never – the outback
  90. Nippers – young Surf Lifesavers aged between 5 and 14 years old.
  91. No worries – no problems
  92. No wucking furries – no problems at all
  93. Ocker – unsophisticated
  94. Oldies – parents
  95. Op shop – charity shop
  96. Oxford Scholars – dollars
  97. Oz – Australia
  98. Parmie – chicken parmigiana
  99. Pav – pavlova (delicious dessert made with meringue, cream and fruit; debatable if it originated in Australia or New Zealand, but is now very much ensconced in Australian culture)
  100. Pissed as a newt – very drunk
  101. Plonk – wine
  102. Pokies – fruit machines
  103. Pom/pommie – someone from England, not always derogatory (depends on the context)
  104. Putt putt – mini golf
  105. Rack off – go away
  106. Rapt or stoked – delighted
  107. Rego – vehicle registration
  108. Rellie/relo – relative
  109. Ridgy didge/Dinky di – genuine
  110. Riding shotgun – sitting in the passenger seat
  111. Roadie – a beer you buy to take away with you
  112. Rough as guts – very rough, uncivilised
  113. Rubbety dub – pub
  114. Running around like a headless chook
  115. Sanga/sambo – sandwich
  116. Schnitty – schnitzel
  117. Schooner – 425ml measure, usually refers or beer or cider
  118. Scratchie – instant lottery scratch card ticket
  119. Schoolies Week – the tradition of high school graduates going on holiday following their final exams, especially in Surfer’s Paradise and Byron. It’s best to avoid these areas at the end of November/start of December if you can.
  120. Seppo – American (septic tank, yank)
  121. Servo – petrol/service station
  122. Sheila – woman
  123. Sickie – take a day off work when you’re not really ill
  124. Slab – a carton of 24 bottles or cans of beer
  125. Slip Slop Slap – Slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, slap on a hat
  126. Smoko – smoke or coffee break, not used as much anymore, with all the anti-smoking laws
  127. Snags – sausages
  128. Snow cones – ice shavings that are topped with flavoured sugar syrup
  129. Soccer – football
  130. Sparky – electrician
  131. Spewin’ – annoyed
  132. Steak ‘n’ Kidney – Sydney
  133. Stone the crows – an exclamation of incredulity or annoyance
  134. Strewth – used to express surprise or dismay
  135. Stubby – a short, squat beer bottle with a capacity of 375 ml
  136. Stubby holder – an insulated holder to keep cans or beer/cider cans cold
  137. Stunned mullet – shocked
  138. Sunnies – sunglasses
  139. Super – superannuation (pension in the UK)
  140. Tall poppies – successful people and celebrities
  141. Tall poppy syndrome – putting down successful people and celebrities
  142. The Toaster – apartment and hotel building next to Sydney Opera House
  143. Thongs – cheap rubber backless sandals, flip flops (if you’re from the UK) or jandals (if you’re from NZ)
  144. Tim Tam Slam – bite off 2 diagonal corners from a Tim Tam, then dunk it in a hot beverage for about 10 seconds (until just before it falls apart) and then eat it. You will need to eat in one go, otherwise it gets quite messy. Trust me, it’s delicious.
  145. Tinnie – small boat or beer
  146. Togs – swimming costume
  147. Trackie daks/dacks – tracksuit pants
  148. Troppo – to go crazy or to act strangely, due to the tropical heat
  149. True blue – patriotic Australian
  150. Two up – game played on Anzac Day by throwing two coins in the air and betting if they will land on heads or tails
  151. Unit – flat, apartment
  152. Ute – utility truck
  153. Vinnie’s/Salvos – St. Vincent De Paul’s/Salvation Army (charity thrift stores and hostels)
  154. Westie – someone from Western Sydney
  155. Whinge – complain
  156. Woop Woop – a small, unimportant town (can be suburban or more remote)
  157. Yakka – work
  158. Yapping/verbal diarrhoea – incessant talk
  159. Yewy – u-turn in traffic
  160. You little beauty – excited approval, something has gone really well
  161. Zucchini – courgette