Australia; our land of beauty rich and rare, and a bunch of streets named after British monarchs! We’ve gone through and put together a list of the top 10.
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#10: Queen Street
Total number of Queen Streets in Australia: 311
She’s on the back of the coin, so it’s no real surprise that “Queen Street” features in the top 10. The team at Nectar were a little surprised that this didn’t rank higher.
#9: Victoria Street
Total number of Victoria Streets in Australia: 318
Named after Queen Victoria, we’ve dedicated 318 streets around the country to her, as well as throwing in a state.
#8: John Street
Total number of John Streets in Australia: 322
Although we have 322 John Street’s around the country, wool pioneer John MacArthur holds claim to the original John Street in NSW.
#7: Elizabeth St
Total number of Elizabeth Streets in Australia: 365
She’s been to Australia 22 times over her reign, and we’ve celebrated by naming a years’ worth of streets after her.
#6: Short St
Total number of Short Streets in Australia: 375
Not the most creative of names, but it does an adequate job of describing our less lengthy streets. Short Street holds claim to 375 name rights across the country.
#5: King Street
Total number of King Streets in Australia: 393
Not always named after British monarchs, King Street in Sydney was named after the Governor Phillip Gidley King.
#4: High St
Total number of High Streets in Australia: 393
It’s a British custom to name a town’s main strip High Street. We seemed to keep this tradition alive, naming no less than 393 High Streets.
#3: Church St
Total number of Church Streets in Australia: 400
When the Brits first came to Australia – they bought with them religion and churches. Which eventually lead to 400 Church Streets.
#2: William Street
Total number of William Streets in Australia: 452
King William IV held reign just before Queen Victoria, doubling as the time period when our early street names were being chosen.
#1: George St
Total number of George Streets in Australia: 521
Taking out the #1 spot by almost 100 streets, King George III holds claim to Australia’s most popular street name.