Funny Melbourne Street Names
Melbourne street names with a funny twist.
This fabulous list of names shows our town planners have a sense of humour.
Who wouldn't want to live in a street named after a fictional superhero?
Although this city avenue was named after John Batman, one of the first residents of Melbourne.
BIONIC EAR ROAD
Bionic Ear Lane's western end is at the Eye & Ear Hospital, commemorates the pioneering work of Australian medical scientist Professor Graeme Clark. He developed the multi-channel cochlear implant, the first hearing device to give real speech understanding to people who are profoundly deaf. The lane is behind Burlington Terrace where the Bionic Ear Institute can be found.
A Reservoir shopping strip that's got a bit less razzle dazzle than the New York version, but it is lovable nonetheless.
ERNST WANKE RD
Ever passed this stretch in Narre Warren and thought, 'say, what'?
According to the Casey Cardinia library, German settler Ernst Gottlob Wanke (1823-1897) was a medical student who came to Australia as a ship's doctor. His family were remembered as hardworking migrants who were successful farmers. According to a report in the Berwick Star, the family pronounce the name as 'wan-kee' and remain unimpressed by other interpretations.
Emo - short for emotional hardcore and the name of a thoroughfare at Malvern East.
No emo cows allowed, though. It's a breach of council policy.
Forget Milan. The traditionally working class suburb of Broadmeadows - once maligned for residents wearing moccasins outside the home - has moved from crimes against fashion to hosting its very own fashion parade. Respect.
Don't get bogged down in Fear St, Richmond.
Opt for Courageous St, Taylors Lakes. Or at least give it a shot at Hope St (no excuses, Melbourne has five of them).
This Brunswick thoroughfare is humorous not so much for its name but for the teddy bear some local clown mounted to its sign.
So meet Bear Grylls, wrestling with the wilds of inner suburban Melbourne.
Melbourne is blessed with not one but two streets bearing the name of Superman's love interest and intrepid reporter: one at Yarraville and another at Dandenong.
Just off the Nepean Highway, you reach a fork in the road.
It's at Marriage Road, Brighton East.
You can commit to the turn or just take Separation Street at Fairfield.
A Point Cook location well known for its modesty.
Can you tell us how to get there?
SOUTH PARK DRIVE
Just head down to Dandenong South and have yourself a time.
So a town planner at Mornington has a sense of humour.
When you share the same address as an unfortunate medical ailment.
Inexplicably, this is happening at three locations in Victoria: South Morang, Norlane and Werribee.
If anyone asks tell them it is named after the bird.
TITTYBONG STREET, QUAMBATOOK
What can we say?
A real-life suburban street inspired by the fictitious lives of the TV show Desperate Housewives.
The properties built inside the gated community at Caroline Springs, on Melbourne's western fringe, have been designed with an American look.
Y Street in Ashburton. But why?
A huge thank you to heraldsun.com.au
Sun Rise, Ashburton
Lunar Crescent, Vermont
Ernst Wanke Road, Berwick
Hay Court, Bee Court & Sea Court, Werribee
Hiscock St, Chadstone
Bonar Court, Endeavour Hills
Titwobble Lane, Wedderburn
Clitus St in Glen Waverley
Zig Zag Road, Eltham
Eel Race Road, Chelsea
High Street Road, Mount Waverley
Daily Planet (brothel) Horn Street
Cat Jump Road, Donvale
Reservoir & Channel 9
Doncaster | Melbourne CBD
La Trobe Street
Mill Park | Cars
Please let us know others.
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