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Abbreviations and acronyms (Australia) - proposed

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This table contains a proposed list of abbreviations for street names, replacing the list in Abbreviations and acronyms (Australia), and another for other abbreviations. This is a work in progress, please feel free to contribute to it.

The differences from wiki as at that time are:

  • Removed all the IP Australia preferences as non-normative, except where they might be otherwise useful for legacy abbreviations, place names or other uses.
  • Added a column for deprecated abbreviations (for use in TTS to handle street names that haven't been fixed yet)
  • Added another table for abbreviations that aren't in AS 4819, but are in use so we need to decide an approach.
  • Converted the prose/bulleted list of other abbreviations into a table.
  • Added in Motorway with a deprecated abbreviation
Suffix name Standard abbreviation
Use this one
Deprecated abbreviation
Do not use for street naming
Only for use in TTS
Comment
A
Alley Ally AS/NZS 4819:2011
Arcade Arc AS/NZS 4819:2011
Avenue Av Ave AS/NZS 4819:2011
B
Boardwalk Bwlk AS/NZS 4819:2011
Boulevard Bvd Blvd AS/NZS 4819:2011
Break Brk AS/NZS 4819:2011
Bypass Bypa AS/NZS 4819:2011
C
Chase Ch AS/NZS 4819:2011
Circuit Cct AS/NZS 4819:2011
Close Cl AS/NZS 4819:2011
Concourse Con AS/NZS 4819:2011
Court Ct AS/NZS 4819:2011
Crescent Cr Cres AS/NZS 4819:2011
D
Drive Dr AS/NZS 4819:2011
E
Entrance Ent AS/NZS 4819:2011
Esplanade Esp AS/NZS 4819:2011
F
Firetrail Ftrl AS/NZS 4819:2011
Freeway Fwy AS/NZS 4819:2011
G
Glade Glde AS/NZS 4819:2011
Grange Gra AS/NZS 4819:2011
Grove Gr Grv AS/NZS 4819:2011
H
Highway Hwy AS/NZS 4819:2011
I
J
K
L
Lane Lane Ln Ln is deprecated by AS/NZS 4819:2011
Loop Loop AS/NZS 4819:2011
M
Mall Mall AS/NZS 4819:2011
Mews Mews AS/NZS 4819:2011
N
O
P
Parade Pde AS/NZS 4819:2011
Park Park Pk AS/NZS 4819:2011
Parkway Pwy Pkwy AS/NZS 4819:2011
Passage Psge AS/NZS 4819:2011
Path Path AS/NZS 4819:2011
Place Pl AS/NZS 4819:2011
Plaza Plza AS/NZS 4819:2011
Promenade Prom AS/NZS 4819:2011
Q
Quays Qys AS/NZS 4819:2011
R
Ramp Ramp AS/NZS 4819:2011
Retreat Rtt AS/NZS 4819:2011
Ridge Rdge AS/NZS 4819:2011
Rise Rise AS/NZS 4819:2011
Road Rd AS/NZS 4819:2011
S
Square Sq AS/NZS 4819:2011
Steps Stps AS/NZS 4819:2011
Street St AS/NZS 4819:2011
Subway Sbwy AS/NZS 4819:2011
T
Terrace Tce AS/NZS 4819:2011
Track Trk AS/NZS 4819:2011
Trail Trl AS/NZS 4819:2011
U
V
View View AS/NZS 4819:2011
Vista Vsta AS/NZS 4819:2011
W
Walk Walk AS/NZS 4819:2011
Way Way AS/NZS 4819:2011
X
Y
Z

Other abbreviations for street types to be decided:

Suffix name Standard abbreviation
Use this one
Deprecated abbreviation
Do not use for street naming
Only for use in TTS
Comment
Approach Appr App Appr from Glomp post. App from IP Australia. Neither is in AS/NZS 4819:2011.
Brace Br Brce Br from Glomp post. Brce from IP Australia
Causeway Cswy Caus Cswy from Glomp post. Caus from IP Australia
Centre Ctr
Common Cmmn
Copse Cps
Corner Cnr
Corso Cso
Courtyard Ctyd
Crest Crst
Crossing Crsg
Fairway Fawy
Follow Folw
Garden/s Gdn/s
Gate/s Gte/s
Gully Gly
Junction Jnc
Lookout Lkt
Meander Mndr
Outlook Otlk
Quay Qy
Ramble Rmbl
Tunnel Tunl Glomp post
Valley Vlly Glomp post
Walkway Wkwy

Sources:

Other abbreviations (not for street types):

Suffix name Standard abbreviation Comment
Heights Hts Deprecated; should be spelled out in full. Has been used in some suburb names.
Island Is For place names only; spelling in full is preferred.
Little Lt Used in some street names but should be spelled out in full.
Motorway Mtwy Used in the name of some on-ramps. Not intended for use as a street type for motorways themselves.
Mount Mt Deprecated; should be spelled out in full. Has been used in some suburb names.
Mountain Mtn Deprecated; should be spelled out in full. Has been used in some street names.
Reserve Res Deprecated; should be spelled out in full. Used in some place names?
St. Saint Used in some suburb names. Before using this, check if the official suburb name is spelled out in full.
Note the full-stop to differentiate this from the abbreviation for Street
Station Sta Deprecated; should be spelled out in full.