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Top 5 Most Entertaining Melbourne Street Names

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by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published July 17th 2012
ACDC Lane, Melbourne

The lyrics of U2's song "Where the Streets Have No Name" centre on the belief that, in Belfast, you can identify a person's religion and income by knowing which street they live on. When I found out this snippet of information recently, I started thinking about the streets of Melbourne. My thoughts wandered not to whether you could identify a person's religion or income but more the street names themselves. Melbourne has some corkers! Here is a list of 5 of the most entertaining street names in Melbourne and nearby suburbs:

ACDC Lane, Melbourne
This is a narrow laneway running between Exhibition Street and Russel Street in Melbourne. Previously called "Coorporation Lane", a unanimous vote by Melbourne City Council in October 2004, changed the name as a tribute to the Australian rock band AC/DC.

Automobile Precinct, Mill Park
Many of the streets in Mill Park are named after car manufacturers including Bentley Way, Benz Close, Bugatti Court, Buick Crescent and Honda Drive.

Zig-Zag Rd, Eltham
Zig Zag Road, Eltham
Zig Zag Road, Eltham

The most entertaining part about this name and road is that there is a slight zig-zag at the beginning, but the rest is as straight as an arrow!

Bionic Ear Lane, East Melbourne
The name Bionic Ear Lane commemorates the pioneering research and 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.

Pigtail Road, Warrandyte
Pigtail Road, Warrandyte
Pigtail Road, Warrandyte

This dirt road has a few curves in it, rather like a pig's tail!

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Off the Nepean Highway coming in to Brighton from the city there's "No Right Turn into Marriage Road".
by Mheso (score: 0|8) 3021 days ago
I've always got a kick out of these ones:

Sun Rise, Ashburton
Lunar Crescent, Vermont
Sesame Street, Mount Waverley
Emo Road, Malvern East
Ernst Wanke Road, Berwick
Tennis Court, Mornington
by sasha (score: 0|3) 3294 days ago
I've always been a fan of Batman Ave in the city centre... that's quite topical at the mo too...
by Kathleen (score: 2|580) 3298 days ago
I carried out a subdivision in Craigieburn many years ago and named three courts HAY COURT, BEE COURT, SEA COURT.
R. G. Lee Licensed Land Surveyor, Werribee 3030
by dixie (score: 0|2) 3104 days ago
There is a Lois Lane in Dandenong.

Far better than the above in my view.
by pullm (score: 0|2) 3059 days ago
There's hiscock st in chadstone. Try telling people that you live on hicock.
by Lynet (score: 0|2) 2532 days ago
Y street in Ashburton - shaped like a "Y".
by rcl59 (score: 0|2) 1789 days ago
Y street is another. The shortest it could be.
by p.kel (score: 0|2) 56 days ago
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