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UPDATE NOTE: The newest (July 2015) TTS voices now allow per-country standard abbreviation lists. This list will be provided to Waze so that TTS can be set to reflect this list.
 
 
 
==State abbreviations==
 
 
 
Currently, the State field is not set for use in Australia. Therefore, where a state or territory abbreviation is required to distinguish between the same suburb (city) name in two different states, only the following abbreviations should be used, with the specified capitalisation.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''State/territory name'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Standard''' abbreviation
 
|-
 
|Australian Capital Territory || ACT
 
|-
 
|New South Wales || NSW
 
|-
 
|Northern Territory || NT
 
|-
 
|Queensland || QLD
 
|-
 
|South Australia || SA
 
|-
 
|Tasmania || TAS
 
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|Victoria || VIC
 
|-
 
|Western Australia || WA
 
|}
 
 
 
Do not use fullstops afterwards (e.g. Qld.) or inside (e.g. N.S.W.) these abbreviations. Do not use mixed-case capitalisation (e.g. Tas).
 
 
 
 
 
==Measurement Suffix Abbreviations==
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Suffix name'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Standard''' abbreviation
 
|-
 
|Kilometre/ kilometer || style="background:#FFCC00;"| km
 
|-
 
|Metre/ meter || style="background:#FFCC00;"| m
 
|}
 
 
 
==Standard Suffix Abbreviations==
 
 
 
'''Notes:'''
 
 
 
1. Only abbreviate suffixes.  
 
:*"The Avenue", "The Green ", and etc. should not be abbreviated.   
 
:*"Circuit Avenue Road" would be abbreviated to Circuit Avenue Rd and not "Cct Ave Rd"
 
:*A road named "Service way" should not be abbreviated, while "Pipeline Service way" should be.
 
 
 
2. Suffix abbreviations do not contain any punctuation, such as "." (Full-stops) or "-" (Hyphens).
 
 
 
3. In the event that the original suffix is a plural (i.e contains a "s" at the end) and only its singular form is present as an abbreviation, simply add an "s" to the end of the abbreviation.
 
 
 
4. If no abbreviation is given in this table, then spell out the word in full.
 
 
 
{| class="wikitable sortable " style="background:white; font-size:80%; margin: 1em auto 1em auto " border="1 "
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Suffix name'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Standard abbreviation'''
 
| align="center " style="background:#f0f0f0;"| '''Comment'''
 
|-
 
|A || ||
 
|-
 
|Access || Accs || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Alley || Ally    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Alleyway || Alwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Amble || Ambl    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Approach || App    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Arcade || Arc    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Artery || Art    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Avenue || Av    || AS/NZS 4819:2011 <br />
 
Ave appears in many places due to use by Australia Post
 
|-
 
|B || ||
 
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|Basin || Basn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|Beach || Bch    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Block || Blk    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Bluff || Blf    || Source?
 
|-
 
|Boardwalk || Bwlk || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Boulevard || Bvd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Brace || Brce    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Branch || Br  || Unofficial?
 
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|Break || Brk    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Bridge || Bdge    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Broadway || Bdwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Bypass || Bypa    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Byway || Bywy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|C || ||
 
|-
 
|Canyon || Cyn    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Causeway || Caus    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Centre/ Center || Ctr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Centreway/ Centerway || Cnwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Chase || Ch    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Circle || Cir    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Circlet || Clt    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Circuit || Cct    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Circus || Crcs    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Close || Cl    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Colonnade || Clde    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Common || Cmmn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Concourse || Con    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Copse || Cps    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Corner || Cnr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Corso || Cso    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Course || Crse  || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Court || Ct    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Courtyard || Ctyd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Creek || Crk    || Unofficial?
 
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|Crescent || Cr    || AS/NZS 4819:2011 <br /> Cres appears in many places due to use by Australia Post
 
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|Crest || Crst    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Crossing || Crsg    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Crossroad || Crd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Crossway || Cowy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Cruiseway || Cuwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Cul-De-Sac || Cds    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Cutting || Cttg    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|D || ||
 
|-
 
|Deviation || Devn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Distributor || Dstr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Divide || Dv    || Unofficial?
 
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|Drive || Dr    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Driveway || Drwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|E || ||
 
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|Entrance || Ent    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Esplanade || Esp    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Estate || Est    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|Expressway || Exp    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Extension || Extn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|F || ||
 
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|Fairway || Fawy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Fire Track || Ftrk    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Firetrail || Ftrl    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Follow || Folw    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|Footway || Ftwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|Foreshore || Fshr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Formation || Form    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Freeway || Fwy    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Front || Frnt    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Frontage || Frtg    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|G || ||
 
|-
 
|Garden || Gdn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Gardens || Gdns    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Gate || Gte    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Gates || Gtes    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Glade || Gld    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Grange || Gra    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Green || Grn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Ground || Grnd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Grove || Gr    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Gully || Gly    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|H || ||
 
|-
 
|Heights || Hts    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Highroad || Hrd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Highway || Hwy    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|I || ||
 
|-
 
|Interchange || Intg    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Intersection || Intn    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|J || ||
 
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|Junction || Jnc    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
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|K || ||
 
|-
 
|L || ||
 
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|Landing || Ldg    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Lane || Lane    || Ln is deprecated by AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Laneway || Lnwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Little || Lt    ||
 
|-
 
|Lookout || Lkt    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Loop || Loop || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Lower || Lwr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|M || ||
 
|-
 
|Mall || Mall || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Meadow|| Mdw    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Meander || Mndr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Mews || Mews || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Motorway || Mwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Mount || Mt    ||
 
|-
 
|Mountain || Mtn    ||
 
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|N || ||
 
|-
 
|O || ||
 
|-
 
|Outlook || Otlk    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Overpass || Opas    || Unofficial?
 
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|P || ||
 
|-
 
|Parade || Pde    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Park || Park    || Need to check AS/NZS 4819:2011 <br /> Pk deprecated by IP Australia
 
|-
 
|Parklands || Pkld    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Parkway || Pwy    || AS/NZS 4819:2011 <br /> Pkwy given by IP Australia is not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Passage || Psge    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Path || Path || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Piazza || Piaz    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Place || Pl    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Plain || Pln    ||
 
|-
 
|Plateau || Plat    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Plaza || Plza    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Point || Pnt    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Promenade || Prom    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Q || ||
 
|-
 
|Quay || Qy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Quays || Qys || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|R || ||
 
|-
 
|Ramble || Rmbl    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Ramp || Ramp || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
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|Range || Rnge    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Reach || Rch    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Reserve || Res    ||
 
|-
 
|Retreat || Rtt    ||  AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Ridge || Rdge    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Ridgeway || Rgwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Right Of Way || Rowy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Rise || Rise || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|River || Rvr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Riverway || Rvwy    ||
 
|-
 
|Riviera || Rvra    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Road || Rd    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Ronde || Rnde    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Round || Rnd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Route || Rte    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|S || ||
 
|-
 
|Service Way || Swy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Siding || Sdng    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Slope || Slpe    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Sound || Snd    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Square || Sq    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Stairs || Strs    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Station || Sta    || Source?
 
|-
 
|State Highway || SH    ||
 
|-
 
|Steps || Stps    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Strand || Stra    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Street || St    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Subway || Sbwy    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Summit || Smt    || Unofficial? Is this needed?
 
|-
 
|T || ||
 
|-
 
|Terrace || Tce    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Thoroughfare || Thor    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Throughway || Thwy    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Tollway || Tlwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Towers || Twrs    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Track || Trk    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Trafficway || Trfy    || Unofficial? Is this needed?
 
|-
 
|Trail || Trl    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Trailer || Trlr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Triangle || Tri    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Trunkway || Tkwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Tunnel || Tunl  || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Turnpike || Tpk    || Unofficial? Is this needed?
 
|-
 
|U || ||
 
|-
 
|Underpass || Upas    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Upper || Upr    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|V || ||
 
|-
 
|Valley || Vly    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Viaduct || Vdct    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|View || View || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Villa || Vll    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Village || Vlg    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Villas || Vlls || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Vista || Vsta    || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|W || ||
 
|-
 
|Walk || Walk || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Walkway || Wkwy    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|Water || Wtr    || Unofficial?
 
|-
 
|Way || Way || AS/NZS 4819:2011
 
|-
 
|Wharf || Whrf    || IP Australia preference, not authoritative
 
|-
 
|X || ||
 
|-
 
|Y || ||
 
|-
 
|Z || ||
 
|}
 
 
 
==Other Abbreviations==
 
''' ''Prefixes, directional abbreviations and other (non-suffix) abbreviations should not be used, except for state/ territory abbreviations & country abbreviations; under ISO 3166-1 alpha-3.'' '''
 
 
 
1. Prefix abbreviations such as Mount (Mt.)
 
Note: Mount (Mt.) is not the same as Mountain (Mtn.).
 
:*Although they are common, can cause issues as variation and overlap exists between naming, usage, and prefix standards (I.e. What words to, and how to, abbreviate).
 
:*Therefore a lake named "Lake Clair" would not be abbreviated, while if its documented name was "Clair Lake" it would be.
 
:*"St " at the start of a suburb name is part of the legal name. It should not be expanded to "Saint".
 
:*"St " (meaning "Saint") as part of the street name should be shown as "St. " with the trailing full stop to cause it to be correctly pronounced by the TTS.
 
 
 
2. Directional abbreviations include: East (E), South West (SW), Central (CN), Upper (UP), and Lower (LR).
 
:*These abbreviations should not be abbreviated.
 
:*In addition to not being abbreviated, directions should only be included when they are a part of the documented name, and not a suffix or prefix added at a later stage to describe location or orientation/ direction.
 
:*The street type should still be abbreviated e.g. "Smith Rd East" is correct; "Smith Road East" or "Smith Rd E" are not.
 
 
 
3. Other abbreviations include: Island (Is.), Quay (Qy), Reserve (Res) and Tunnel (Tunl).
 
:*These are acceptable to be used when they are a suffix, but not acceptable when they are place names.
 
:*Therefore "King-Tunnel Road" should have tunnel spelt in full, as it refers to a tunnel. While "Queen Tunnel-Road" could have tunnel abbreviated, as tunnel refers to the type of roadway, and is a part of the suffix.
 
:*Likewise an Island named "Island Island" would be abbreviated to Island Is.
 
 
 
==Further Reading==
 
Please refer to the following Waze forum for a "Work in progress" list of abbreviations that are being tested, currently available, and proposed:
 
 
 
http://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=15178
 

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