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Australia’s most ‘royal’ suburbs revealed

The town of Warragul in eastern Victoria is officially Australia’s “most royal” location, boasting more royal street names than any other suburb or town in Australia.

With the royal family in the headlines, Ray White analysed Australia’s most royal locations and found that Warragul had eight royal street names, followed by Pakenham in Victoria with six.

Notably, the exclusive inner city Sydney suburbs of Mosman, Hunters Hill and Paddington also featured heavily, with five royal street names each.

Ray White Group chief economist, Nerida Conisbee said the large capital cities made up the majority of suburbs with royal street names.

“While regional areas feature heavily on the list (accounting for 14 of the total 29 suburbs), Sydney and Melbourne suburbs dominate,” Ms Conisbee said.

“This perhaps reflects the age of these cities.”

The Sydney suburbs that top the list tend to be some of the most expensive (Mosman, Hunters Hill and Paddington) while Melbourne suburbs are cheaper (Dandenong and Hallam).

Ms Conisbee said despite being the nation’s capital, Canberra performed poorly in terms of having a royal influence on street names.

“In comparison, Canberra, our newest city and most visited by the queen, has barely any royal streets,” she said.

Ms Conisbee noted the Queen visited a number of locations around Australia during her time.

“Queen Elizabeth did in fact see a lot of Australia during her reign,” she said.

“Canberra was the most visited capital city, not surprisingly given that it is our capital. 

“The most extensive tour however was in 1954 when she visited 57 towns across the country over 58 days.

“It is perhaps then that more streets were named after her with many of these towns having the largest number of royal street names.”

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Rowan Crosby

Rowan Crosby is a freelance journalist specialising in finance and real estate.