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BDM Victorian Place Name Abbreviations


Victorian Birth, Death and Marriage registrations tend to list the name of the town/region in which the event occurred as an abbreviation. This list explains some of the abbreviations but should not be considered as a comprehensive list. Some abbreviations can be applied to a number of places.


Victorian Place Name Abbreviations

ADRA  Alexandra
AHURST Amhurst
ALEX
  Alexandra
ALLE
  Allendale
AMHE
  Amhurst,
AP  Albert Park
ARAR
  Ararat
ARAT
  Ararat
AS VALE
Ascot Vale
ASHB  Ashby
BACK  Back Creek
BALL  Ballarat
BALLT  Ballarat
BARN  Barnawatha
BARR  Barraport
BARWO Barwon River
BDARA Boroondara
BEAU  Beaufort or Beaumaurice
BELF  Belfast
BELLA  Bellarine
BENA  Benalla
BEND  Bendigo
BETH  Bethanga
BFORT  Beaufort
BGEICH Ballangeich
BGO  Bendigo
BLAND Buckland
BLUE  Blue Mountain
BLUE MTN Blue Mountain
BMARSH Bacchus Marsh
BOOR  Boroondara
BRAT  Ballarat
BRIG  Brighton (a suburb of Melbourne) or Bright (in central Victoria)
BRINE  Bellarine
BRTN  Brighton
BRUNS Brunswick
BTON  Brighton
BUCK  Buckland
BULL  Bulla
BUNG  Bungaree
BUNI  Buninyong
BURW  Burwood
BWATHA Barnawatha
BWICK Brunswick
BWOOD Burwood
BYAD  Byaduc
CAMB  Cambrian Hill
CARL  Carlton
CAST  Castlemaine, Casterton
CASTER Casterton
CDOWN Camperdown
CERE  Ceres
CHELTAM Cheltenham
CHILE  Chiltern
CLIF  Clifton Hill
CLUN  Clunes
CMAINE Castlemaine
COLA  Colac
COLE  Coleraine
COLL  Collingwood
CORO  Corop
CRAN  Cranbourne
CRES  Creswick
CROW  Crowlands
CTON  Carlton
CWICK Creswick
CWOOD Collingwood
DARL  Darlimurla
DAYL  Daylesford
DFORD Daylesford
DIMB  Dimboola
DLLY  Dunolly
DONA  Donald
DROU  Drouin
DUND  Dundas
DURH  Durham Lead
E HAWK Eaglehawk
E HILL  Eastern Hill
EAGL  Eaglehawk
EAGLE Eaglehawk
ECHU  Echuca
ELDO  Eldorado
ELTH  Eltham
EMER  Emerald Hill
EPSO  Epsom
EUR  Euroa
FBURGH Freeburgh
FERN  Ferntree Gully
FERN TG Ferntree Gully
FITZ  Fitzroy
FOOT  Footscray
FORE  Forest Creek
FREE  Freeburgh
FROY  Fitzroy
FRYE  Fryers, Fryerstown
FSCRAY Footscray
FTON  Frankston
GEEL  Geelong
GLONG Geelong
GORD  Gordon
GROW  Growlers Creek
GTHOMPSON Glenthompson
HAMI  Hamilton
HARC  Harcourt
HARR  Harrietville
HART  Hartwell
HAWT  Hawthorn
HCOTE Heathcote
HEAT  Heathcote
HEID  Heidelberg
HILL  Hillarney
HLTON Hamilton
HORS  Horsham
HOTH  Hotham
HTON  Hamilton
HUNT  Huntly
HURD  Hurdle Flat
HVILLE Harrietville
HYWOOD Heywood
INDI  Indi, Indigo
INGL  Inglewood
IRON  Ironbark
ISTONE HILL Ironstone Hill
JUMB  Jumbunna
KANG  Kangaroo Flat
KANI  Kaniva
KATA  Katamatite
KBURRA Korumburra
KERA  Kerang
KIAT  Kiata
KIEW  Kiewa
KILM  Kilmore
KTON  Kyneton
KYNE  Kyneton
LAKE  Lake Bolac
LEON  Leongatha
LETH  Lethbridge
LEXT  Lexton
LGULLY Long Gully
LOCK  Lockington, Lockwood
LODD  Loddon
LONG  Long Gully, Longwood
LWOOD Longwood
MACA  Macarthur
MAFF  Maffra
MALD  Maldon
MANS  Mansfield
MARY  Maryborough
MATL  Matlock
MBEEN Murrumbeena
MBRO  Maryborough
MDON  Maldon
MDURA Mildura
MELB E East Melbourne
MFIELD Mansfield
MINY  Minyip
MLAKE Mortlake
MODE  Modewarre
MOOR  Mooroopna
MORR  Morrisons
MORT  Mortlake
MPNA  Mooroopna
MPONDS Moonee Ponds
MTOA  Murtoa
MURC  Murchison
MURT  Murtoa
NCOTE Northcote
NEER  Neerim
NERR  Nerring
NEWS  Newstead
NHIL  Nhill
NSTEAD Newstead
PL CK  Pleasant Creek
PLAND Portland
PLEA  Pleasant Creek
PLEAS  Pleasant Creek
PRES  Preston
PRN  Prahran
PT MELB Port Melbourne
PTON  Preston
PVILLE Parkville 
QCLIFFE Queenscliffe
QUAM  Quambatook
RAYW  Raywood
REDE  Redesdale
RGLEN Rutherglen
RICH  Richmond
RMOND Richmond
ROKE  Rokewood
ROMS  Romsey
RWOOD Raywood
RWORTH Ruchworth
SAND  Sandhurst, Sandridge
SCAR  Scarsdale
SDALE  Scarsdale
SEA  Sealake
SERP  Serpentine
SEYM  Seymour
SHEL  Shelbourne
SHEPP  Shepparton
SHIR  Shirley
SHURST Sandhurst
SPOL  Sebastopol
SPRI  Springhurst
ST AR  St Arnaud
ST K  St Kilda
STAN  Stanley, Stanhope
STAR  St Arnaud
STAW  Stawell
STINE  Serpentine
STRA  Strangways
SURR Surrey River in the South west of the state
SY  South Yarra
SYDN Sydenham,  a farming district in the City of Keilor
TALB  Talbot
TARA  Taradale
TARI  Tarilta
TARN  Tarnagulla
TGON  Traralgon
TIMO  Timor
TOON  Toongabbie
TOWE  Tower Hill
TYLD  Tylden
UNDE  Undera
VI TOWN Violet Town
WAHG  Wahgunyah
WALH  Walhalla
WARR  Warrnambool
WATTA Wangaratta
WBEAL Warracknabeal
WBIRCHIP Wirrumbirchip
WBOOL Warrnambool
WGUL  Warragul
WHEIP  Warrenheip
WHILLS White Hills
WHIT  White Hills
WICK  Wickcliffe
WIND  Windsor
WIRR  Wirrumbirchip
WMS TOWN Williamstown
YACK  Yackandandah
YAMB  Yambuk
YAND  Yando, Yandoit
YARR  Yarram
YAWO  Yawong
YDAH  Yackandandah
YONGA Yarrawonga


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